Project Botany – New Mexico

“From Ponderosa to Prickly Pear: Exploring the Native Plants of New Mexico was release in early 2017 and was compiled by staff from our Southwest Program office in Santa Fe, NM.  This high-school level ecoregional curriculum offers a complete study of native plants in the “Land of Enchantment” state.

Lessons encourage students to explore what is outside their door and to journey through the flora, ecology, landscape management, and cultural plant relationships unique to New Mexico and the Southwest.

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Download a free PDF copy of our New Mexico Curriculum

A special thanks to our funders:
U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management and the
Native Plant Society of New Mexico
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to the following for their vision in making this curriculum possible:
Peggy Olwell
Bureau of Land Management, Plant Conservation Lead, BLM National Program
Joan Seevers
Bureau of Land Management, Plant Conservation Lead BLM, Oregon/Washington (retired)
Nancy Sawtelle
Bureau of Land Management, Plant Ecologist, Eugene District, Oregon (retired)

In addition we have had numerous people who have acted as advisors and have contributed botanical, ecological, or educational expertise, and painstakingly edited and re-edited materials. Thank you all, your contribution has been important and appreciated.

This project was made possible thanks to grant funding from the Native Plant Society of New Mexico. Thank you!