The Carter Conservation Fund at Work

The NPSNM uses your contributions to fund projects that promote our goals of botanical/environmental education, research, conservation, and restoration. We award one-year grants, with occasional renewals. The lists of grants awarded are found on the Grants Page. Reports from the Grantees on their projects are listed below.

In addition to funding grants, the NPSNM has donated $600 annually to the four major herbaria of the state. Our state herbaria provide an important resource to botanical scientists and educators throughout the state and world. An herbarium is a collection of pressed and mounted plant specimens with associated documentation. The collections within an herbarium comprise a physical record of plant biodiversity, biogeographical distribution and ecology for a region. Herbarium specimens are examined by a variety of users such as university researchers, students, environmental consultants, government agencies, and native plant enthusiasts. In addition, herbarium specimens are sent on loan to qualified researchers and institutions, and detailed, digitized images are being made available widely.

Grant Reports 2016

NM Carex Project. Norris 2016

Blue Hole Cienega Nature Preserve Environmental Education Program. LeJeune 2016

Is Species Identity or Source Climate a Better Predictor of Seed Germination. Seglias 2016

Gene Dispersal Across Gypsum Outcrops. Lewis 2016

Native Plant Curriculum for NM. Institute for Applied Ecology 2016

Status of Sunflower Pollinators in Southwest. Cumberland 2016

Evolution and Systematics of Oenothera. Cooper 2016

Physiology of Gypsophile Lineages of the Chihuahuan Desert NM. Muller 2016

Desert Stories. Asombro Institute for Science Education 2016

Grant Reports 2012

Link to Parkview Elementary School Grant Report from Jennifer Keller 2012

Link to Desertification and Restoration: Teaching Students with a Real Conservation Project, Bestelmeyer Asombro Institute 2012

Link to Utilizing Native Plants to Detoxify Contaminated Stormwater, 2012

Grant Reports 2011

Link to Diversification in Western North American Mertensia, Nazaire 2011

Link to Dichotomous Keys for Sedges in the genus Carex, Norris 2011

Link to Marth Becktell's letter from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (PDF) and their Grant Report (PDF)

Link to Herbarium UTEP , Worthington 2011

Link to Photographic report on donation from Ken Heil, San Juan College in Farmington (PDF) and text of the report.

Link to Restoring Native Riparian Plants at Broad Canyon Ranch, Cary 2011

Link to Upper Gila Watershed 2011