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Colorado River Delta Restoration

Alejandra Calvo and Juan Butrón, from the Mexican environmental organization, Pronatura, examine a seed trap. May 29, 2014.

Alejandra Calvo and Juan Butrón, from the Mexican environmental organization, Pronatura, examine a seed trap. May 29, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

Morelos Dam holds back the Colorado River at the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma, AZ. May 29, 2014.

Morelos Dam holds back the Colorado River at the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma, AZ. May 29, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

The Mexicali Valley, one of northwest Mexico's most important farming regions. May 30, 2014.

The Mexicali Valley, one of northwest Mexico's most important farming regions. May 30, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

Farming in the Colorado River Delta. May 30, 2014.

Farming in the Colorado River Delta. May 30, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

A pair of burrowing owls in the Mexicali Valley. May 30, 2014.

A pair of burrowing owls in the Mexicali Valley. May 30, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

Yuliana Dimas from the Mexican conservation group Pronatura at the organization's native tree nursery near San Luis Rio Colorado. May 29, 2014.

Yuliana Dimas from the Mexican conservation group Pronatura at the organization's native tree nursery near San Luis Rio Colorado. May 29, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

Water flowing through a habitat restoration site in the Colorado River Delta. May 30, 2014.

Water flowing through a habitat restoration site in the Colorado River Delta. May 30, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

A woman planting trees at a restoration site in the Colorado River Delta. May 30, 2014.

A woman planting trees at a restoration site in the Colorado River Delta. May 30, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

Employees of the Sonoran Institute, an Arizona-based conservation group, plant cottonwood and willow trees in the Mexicali Valley. May 30, 2014.

Employees of the Sonoran Institute, an Arizona-based conservation group, plant cottonwood and willow trees in the Mexicali Valley. May 30, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

Animal footprints at the CILAS restoration site in the Colorado River Delta. May 30, 2014.

Animal footprints at the CILAS restoration site in the Colorado River Delta. May 30, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

The pod of screwbean mesquite, a tree native to the Colorado River Delta. May 29, 2014.

The pod of screwbean mesquite, a tree native to the Colorado River Delta. May 29, 2014.

Photo by Jill Replogle

A bird's nest in a reforested area near the Colorado River in the Mexicali Valley. May 29, 2014.

A bird's nest in a reforested area near the Colorado River in the Mexicali Valley. May 29, 2014.

Photo by Nicholas McVicker

A cottonwood sapling at the CILAS restoration site in the Colorado River Delta. May 30, 2014

A cottonwood sapling at the CILAS restoration site in the Colorado River Delta. May 30, 2014

Photo by Jill Replogle