Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program

Measuring Rainfall

Measuring Rainfall
An elementary school student reads a rain gauge at a site in Albuquerque.  Photo taken November 17, 2010.

Leaf Litter

Leaf Litter
Students gather leaf litter, which serves as a measurement of forest productivity.  Photo taken November 17, 2010.

Measuring Ground Water

Measuring Ground Water
Measuring groundwater depths from a well is one of the students' most favorite activities.  They love loud, beeping, technical equipment!  Photo taken January 20, 2010.

Fuel Load

Fuel Load
A UNM student and a high school student take measurements to determine woody debris or fuel load.  Photo taken December 15, 2010.

Measuring Oxygen

Measuring Oxygen
A high school student measures dissolved oxygen in the Rio Grande River.  Photo taken August 15, 2010.

Water Chemistry

Water Chemistry
A high school student mixes water samples from the river to then filter and run chemical analyses to determine chloride, nitrate, ammonium, phosphate, and bromide levels.  Photo taken August 8, 2011.

Water Chemistry

Water Chemistry
A UNM student pumps water from a well and measures pH, conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and turbidity, and also obtains a sample to run chemical analyses.  Photo taken November 7, 2006.

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