I have been walking the west side of the bosque north of central for 10 years now. They recently started doing some conservation work. I agree that some of these things needed to be done but some of them I question. They are removing the trees that are not native which I love as most of the non native trees really drink a lot of water. My question on this is they are leaving the stumps and as it has warmed up the stumps are showing new growth if you are going to get rid of a tree shouldn't the root be taken care of as well. The second thing is they are working on building a slow moving back canal as a breeding ground for the silvery minnow. This is again good but I am confused at the process. They have already bulldozed the canals and they don't seem to have any grade to them at all so the canal isn't a slow moving canal it is a 3/4 mile long stagnant breeding ground for mosquitos. I know this because I have walked the river for ten years and cant remember mosquito attacks and now every time I walk down there I am mauled by them. Does anybody know do silvery minnows feed on mosquito larvae or mosquitos themselves. I called 311 and they said they would order a spraying of the area. I don't want pesticides either because it seems to me pesticides would affect the silvery minnow if its swimming in the water their spraying for mosquitos. Go walk the bosque north of Central on the westside and see what you think I don't know Im just a nature loving fool who thinks this conservation project is more destructive than conservative.