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Filling Pits in Playas on National Grasslands

Dale Daniel

Many playas on federal grasslands in southeast Colorado, southwest Kansas, New Mexico and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles have pitted playas. There's a cooperative effort underway to rehab some of these playas. Restored playas mean shallow water will return. When that happens, plants will burst forth, providing seeds the birds like, and attracting insects, a good source of protein.


Christopher Rustay
Conservation Delivery Leader
Playa Lakes Joint Venture
Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Anne Bartuszevige
Conservation Science Director
Playa Lakes Joint Venture
Lafayette, CO

Angela Safranek
Rangeland Mgmt Spec
U.S. Forest Service
Pueblo, CO

Produced by Playa Lakes Joint Venture.