In the open grassland areas, CLO bring in heavy machinery to plug the eroding washes by pushing up dirt to form a berm. Berms are pockets in the landscape that hold water, prevent erosion and are good habitat for regenerating native seeds. A series of berms in each wash can capture a lot of water. When the first significant monsoon rains come, the berms collect water, creating seasonal waterholes. These mini-oases provide vital water to the wildlife and allow water to slowly soak into the ground and replenish the aquifer.
We have built 1000+ berms in Mexico and the United States.