playa rehabilitation http://hppr.org en A Playa Rehab on the West Texas Plains http://hppr.org/post/playa-rehab-west-texas-plains <p></p><p>Mark Hilliard of Hale County, Texas, says, "This is cotton country. It's rare to find a pristine playa lake."</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 05:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 31720 at http://hppr.org A Playa Rehab on the West Texas Plains Landowner Restores Playa in New Mexico http://hppr.org/post/landowner-restores-playa-new-mexico <p>Eastern New Mexico rancher John Wood has playa-rehab success story.&nbsp; John owns a 2,800-acre cow-calf operation about 40 miles north of Clovis. The land has a a 250-acre playa that was rehabbed with the help of The Nature Conservancy. Wood says he's now witnessing larger numbers of migrating birds, and thinks other wildlife have returned. This story originally aired on HPPR 12/25/12 as part of Playa Country's series on Playas. It repeated 3/19/13 as part two of the Landowner series.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 10257 at http://hppr.org Landowner Restores Playa in New Mexico Providing Biodiversity in the Plains http://hppr.org/post/providing-biodiversity-plains <p>Scientists are increasing their understanding of how playas contribute to the landscape. They’ve learned these temporary lakes are a major source of aquifer recharge, but there's another aspect - the abundant bio-diversity playas create. Tue, 01 Jan 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 10597 at http://hppr.org Providing Biodiversity in the Plains