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BEMP - Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program
The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) in Albuquerque, NM is currently performing citizen science monitoring of the bosque, which is Rio Grande riparian ecosystem, with local schools around Albuquerque and New Mexico. Using Nature's Notebook will add a phenology-related piece to their educational programming happening with about 40 different education groups (classes, scouts, etc) each year. The partnership aims to help students feel a connection to their landscape through careful monitoring and observing of the changing seasons in the bosque. Some of the speciees being monitored include: cottonwood - P. deltoides (native), Siberian elm - U. pumila (exotic), tamarisk - Tamarix sp. (exotic).