Limestone Canyon 2023

Nine NMVFO volunteers returned with the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation for a weekend working on water restoration in Limestone Canyon in the Cibola National Forest, south of the VLA.

We used techniques somewhat unfamiliar to NMVFO, building or repairing one-rock dams (one rock in height, a few rocks in length) and “Zuni bowls” in creek channels. The aim is to reduce erosion and deepening of channels during high flow events, by slowing and capturing water.

Thanks to AWF for cooking and instruction on the fine art/science of water restoration. Saturday evening we shared potluck dinner, along with bison burgers.

Good project, will return!

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.

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