Learning together to restore desert washes
A group of land managers from the Hopi and Navajo Nations gather in a desert wash on the Hopi Nation where effective erosion-control structures were built using simple techniques. The group was part of a program named "Building Tribal Resiliency Through Native Seeds" and funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The program gathered tribal professionals led by USGS Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest (RAMPS), Navajo Nation Natural Heritage Program's Dine Native Plant Program, and Tolani Lake Enterprises. The program was a series of workshops designed to build capacity within tribal staff who manage natural resources.