High Country News covered last month’s Border BioBlitz, organized by our own Myles Traphagen and Next Generation of Sonoran Desert Researchers. The BioBlitz identified over 800 species along the U.S.-Mexico border and highlighted the region’s spectacular biodiversity.
If border wall construction goes forward, these experts can watch and record what that means for the ecosystems being bisected.
“We are getting an idea of what is here,” Traphagen said. “Once you do that, then you can start to monitor over time what changes occur.”