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Restore New Mexico
What is Restore? Accomplishments Partnerships
photo of antelope running Before and after photo of restored area photo of partnership agreement
     

Restore New Mexico is an ambitious partnership to restore our state’s grasslands, woodlands and riparian areas to a healthy and productive condition.  Since its inception in 2005, Restore has become a model for rangeland conservation in the western United States.  
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To date more than 3 million acres of impaired habitat have been treated, starting the transition to healthy ecological states. The BLM, along with its partners, is rapidly approaching the two millionth acre treated milestone.  
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The New Mexico BLM has emerged as a national leader in pioneering collaborative partnerships, breaking barriers to bring together government, ranchers, industry, and non-profit organizations to restore landscapes and wildlife habitats.
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Why Restore? Is there something wrong with our landscapes today?

In the early 19th Century, grasslands dominated much of New Mexico. Over the past century, however, grasses have given way to invasive and noxious species like creosote, mesquite, salt cedar and more, the result of overuse, drought and other factors. The left map shows vegetation levels before European settlement; note the overwhelming presence of grasslands across the state. The second map shows current levels of vegetation, in particular the vast expansion of shrub-dominated landscapes.

YELLOW = GRASS DOMINATED
ORANGE = SHRUB DOMINATED
GREEN = TREE DOMINATED


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Rancher Honored for Landscape Restoration Efforts

Restore Before & After Photos

Innovative Partnership Formed to Restore West Potrillos

Millionth Acre Celebration
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Restore Fact Sheets

The Art and Science of Restoring New Mexico's Landscapes