Shoreline Habitat Improvement Project at USACE Albuquerque District’s John Martin Reservoir
The staff has mowed and cleared the vegetation, and sprayed the plover nesting habitat with herbicide at John Martin Reservoir, April 7, 2020, in preparation for the arrival for the piping plovers. The birds prefer to nest in sandy beaches which have been cleared of vegetation. Outside of habitat season, the area is open for public use. Once the birds leave the area is no longer closed.