A day in the life of a Biological Science Technician on the Revegetation Program at Carlsbad Canyon National Park. I don't want to have to type that again so, hereafter its: Biotech, Reveg Program and CNP!
Here's the office:
Check in and then I'm off to check on the plants. Here's a view on the main road into/out of the park:
Chihuahuan desert and blue skies:
The last couple of days I worked on putting the mesh cover over the top of the plant nursery:
Shading relieves stress on the plants by minimizing excessive moisture loss via evapotranspiration:
Here you can see that the entire top of the nursery enclosure is covered and that the plants are well-shaded. In the foreground are piles of salvaged native plant materials that will be used as mulch for upcoming plantings:
The Water Buffalo. No waterline to the quarry (where the nursery is located) so I'll be using this water tank and a gas-powered pump to water the plants:
Put the truck away, lock the door and its a wrap, as they say. A great day will get even better when I get home to Jennifer, Bounder and Bobcat!