Land Restoration of Native Meadow Using Water Harvesting Swales

New Mexico, USA

Established Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales
Established Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales

New Mexico, USA

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Seeded and Mulched Pocket Swales
Seeded and Mulched Pocket Swales

New Mexico, USA

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Emerging Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Basins
Emerging Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Basins

New Mexico, USA

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Emerging Native Meadow
Emerging Native Meadow

New Mexico, USA

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Established Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales
Established Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales

New Mexico, USA

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Established Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales
Established Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales

New Mexico, USA

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Established Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales
Established Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales

New Mexico, USA

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Emerging Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales
Emerging Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales

New Mexico, USA

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Emerging Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales and Erosion Control
Emerging Native Meadow with Water Harvesting Swales and Erosion Control

New Mexico, USA

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Challenge:

Restore a native plant meadow to a former house site.

 

Solutions:

Water harvesting swales and erosion control structures were installed to reduce erosion and infiltrate rainwater into a meadow that was once a house site.  Native plant seed was sown and nurtured into establishement.

 

Lead designer: Jeremiah Kidd