WildEarth Guardians provided comments to address concerns regarding the implementation of the New Mexico Statewide Strategic Pla
The Strategic Plan should consider the restoration of native riparian species as just as much of a priority as the eradication of the non-native species. Simply treating the non-native species will lead to an ecologically dead zone.
WildEarth Guardians strongly urges a comprehensive plan be developed--one that eradicates non-native invasive riparian vegetation populations, but at the same time promotes the growth of native riparian species and addresses land management decisions which have severely impacted the ecological functionality of the riparian systems in New Mexico. Addressing all of these factors will be the only way to sustain restoration and to control the non-native species within these ecosystems.
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