Huanacaxtles and other species that are growing in Sinaloa Presidio River basin


The team of the civil association, Conselva, Costas y Comunidades works in constant monitoring of vegetation that range from 5 to 20 years in at least 7 thousand hectares of the basin.

MAZATLAN.- The basins of southern Sinaloa are gradually recovering, according to a report by the civil association, Conselva, Costas y Comunidades, there is an advance of 30 percent of vegetation recovery in at least 5 years.

Salomé Quiroz, the coordinator of agricultural projects, mentioned that there have been significant changes in the permeability of the soil and the covers, but also, there are trees that are already growing.

“Of the 300 hectares that we have under management, almost 30 percent of the vegetation has recovered thanks to this management that is implemented. There are local species of trees that are recovering, such as capomo, a forest species that is of great importance for ecosystems”, he declared.

What changes are observed in the Presidio River basin?

Salomé Quiroz explained that among the changes observed are the intervention of regenerative livestock, soils with greater rainwater collection, more permeable, soil compaction, which translates into a finite resource.

Huanacaxtles are the ones that grow the most, within the 10-year monitoring

Ten years ago, the Food and Development Research Center, CIAD, began a vegetative regeneration project in the sciences of the Baluarte and Presidio rivers together with Conselva, and 10 years later, monitoring has been able to detect the regeneration of trees such as the huanacaxtle.

Maurilio Gómez, head of restoration for the basin, explained that they have seen how places with low density of vegetation have been improved and right now there are more plants, more trees, in 7,000 hectares.

“We have data on the recovery of huanacaxtles, tecomates, brasiles, mautos. A huanacaxtle takes at least 50 years to grow to its largest dimension of 20 meters tall,” he said.

He also added that an increase in orchids has been detected, an indicator of the recovery of the vegetation. The orchid that originates in the area of ​​the Sierra de Concordia is the bletia purpurata, a terrestrial habit that lives in Mexico and Central America.


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