Bernardo Waterfowl Area 2019

Three members (Ed, Larry, and myself) of the NM Volunteers for the Outdoors (NMVFO) joined staff from NM Game and Fish, Rocky Mountain Youth Corp, and other groups to assist staff from US Fish and Wildlife to gather saltgrass from Bernardo Waterfowl Area to replant at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge during National Public Lands Day the following Saturday.

Saltgrasss sod was gathered in large sheets by a small Caterpillar, or in small 1-foot clumps by volunteers with shovels, and loaded onto trucks and trailers for later transplant.

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South Baldy Trail 2019

The New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors (NMVFO) camped out at Water Canyon Campground group site on the weekend of September 21, to work on South Baldy Trail #11 in the Cibola National Forest, near Magdalena, NM.

The campsite featured a huge wooden shelter with graceful laminated arches.

As we are getting later in the year, breakfast prep needed to start in the dark.

Trail work involved corridor clearing of oak and mountain mahogany, and tread work, mostly fixing ditching and removing berms, and a bit of chainsaw work.

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