The cottonwood and willow restoration project on Terlingua Creek on the O2 Ranch in Brewster County began with a vision. The Lykes family and their foreman, Homer Mills, envisioned a healthy riparian area with stands of cottonwood and willow, shade and cool water in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert.
by BONNIE J. WARNOCK, PH.D.
Photos courtesy of DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, Sul Ross State University
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