A dead poplar, or alamo
A dead poplar, or alamo (Populus fremontii) , relic of a vanished wetland, al Rancho Ojos Negros in the Ojos Negros valley, Baja California.


           The Ojos Negros Research Group would like to thank the following organizations and individuals, who made this study possible:

  • The Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP), for continued funding from 1998 through 2001.

  • Dr. Paul Ganster, SDSU SCERP project coordinator, and Mr. Rick Van Schoik, project manager.

  • Mr. Arturo Olvera Estrada, Municipal Delegate of Real del Castillo for the period 2000-2003, and Mr. Miguel Velez Casián, former municipal delegate for the period 1997-2000.

  • Mr. Antonio Palacios Gómez, Commissioner of Ejido Real del Castillo, for his continued support during the course of this study.

  • The Comisión Nacional del Agua (CNA), Gerencia Regional de la Península de Baja California, Mexicali, who, at out request, provided data to calibrate and operate the hydrogeologic model.

  • Mr. Javier Guillins Villarreal, Chief of Rural Development District 001-Ensenada, Mr. Fernando Sánchez Galicia, Coordinator of Programming, Informatics, and Statistics, and Francisco Antonio Sánchez, chief of the Agricultural Engineering Department, Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, y Desarrollo Rural (SAGAR), who, at our request, provided agroeconomic and other relevant data.

  • Mr. Ernesto Fernández Tirado, Superintendent, Ensenada Region, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), who, at our request, provided information of electricity rates and electrical consumption in the Ojos Negros valley.

  • Mr. Christopher Paolini, SDSU College of Engineering's Unix system administrator, for hardware and software support through the course of this study.

  • The ejidatarios of Ojos Negros, who graciously provided information to be used in the agroeconomic studies.

  • Last but not least, we wish to thank the people of Ojos Negros, who provided throughout the years the friendly atmosphere which greatly facilitated the performance of our field work.