Friends of Bosque del Apache is taking these steps:
Our Advocacy Committee continues to reach out to partner organizations (i.e., Wild Earth Guardians, Save Our Bosque Task Force, other NWRs in our region, etc) and legislators to share our concerns and to collaborate on potential actions.
Friends has invested in green energy on the refuge over the years, including solar panels, water catchment systems, etc.
Through the Petschek Pollinator Program funds, we have planted native trees, shrubs, and flowers to provide shade, food, and habitat for birds and pollinators. While this has been primarily in the Desert Arboretum, there is a plan now to install more native plants in the Observation Blind Trail area to support pollinators, and particularly monarch butterflies.
Through Well of Hope funds and grants, Friends has invested in water infrastructure on the refuge and installed or repaired many wells. While repairing wells is not the long term solution, it will make our use of groundwater and energy more efficient and effective right now.