Tribal Teens Join in Restoration Project
An erosion-control project for the Rio Grande Natural Area in Colorado has wrapped up after a week. The project, which was launched by the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF), was primarily to benefit habitat and water quality on the Rio Grande. It also served to control erosion in the area, which is one of the “last unprotected hot spots for archaeological sites in the West,” according to Angel Peña, one of CLF’s archaeologists.
Donors funded the project, which also focused on controlling erosion in the El Malpais Natural Conservation Area in New Mexico. The project was entirely undertaken by Native American youth from tribal communities in Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico.