The State of Hidalgo has suffered recent degradation of forest ecosystems with only 565,000 hectares of forest cover remaining of the 1.5 million hectares of forest present in the State of Hidalgo in the 19th century. Dr. Montagnini is collaborating with researchers at the University of Hidalgo, Mexico in conducting participatory research projects with rural communities to identify regions most in need of restoration.

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