This design creates a re-claimed habitat for the endangered silvery minnows of the Rio Grande that is simultaneously a habitat for humans to enjoy the river woods, via a boardwalk. The two habitats are separated vertically, yet share the same infrastructure. Human, animal, and fish habitats coexist within one location, in a beneficial and enriching manner, and the overlaps produce education, protection, and respectful awareness.
Vertical glass blinds along the boardwalk protect the endangered bird, the willow flycatcher, from human intererence while also giving viewing access into their habitat. Glass openings in the floor of the boardwalk expose the riparian and silvery minnow habitat below.
Regional Landscape Design