Views of Drought across the Cattle Ranching Communities of Southwestern New Mexico and Northwestern Chihuahua

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This project documents the historical and current drought status of rangeland areas used for cattle ranching across Southwestern New Mexico and Northwestern Chihuahua. Interviews will be conducted with ranchers in the US and Mexico facing these challenges. Interviews will be recorded, translated into English, edited, and included in a short video documentary. A report will accompany the video with data on the drought on both sides of the border and summaries of the interviews.

Importance: This project lays the groundwork for an assessment of drought impacts and needs for cattle ranchers in the Lower Rio Grande.