Laura Paskus warns "If you don’t write these stories—about changes in the landscapes or how a river channel carries its waters or what birds sing out within your forests—they might be lost." She also says"as a writer who focuses on the environment, that’s the impression I want to leave with readers: This world around us isn’t virtual. Ecosystems can’t be rebooted with the press of a button. Both beauty and controversy deserve more than a status update or 140 characters." Click here to check out the Laura's blog entry!
Students present their experiences and findings at the Watershed Watch Congress at Rancho de los Golondrinas. Bring your students to give them a chance to share their knowledge and learn from what students at other schools have learned.
Stream Dynamics hired River Source to coordinate education/outrach/event production for a 2 ½ day training to familiarize NMDOT engineers and maintenance staff about project practices / construction specifications for successful stream and riparian restoration. NMDOT highway construction projects have the potential to not only “do no harm” but also improve the health of our watercourses. Specific project sites will be observed in the field for integrating public highway infrastructure maintenance with successful stream and riparian restoration techniques. CLICK TITLE ABOVE TO SEE DRAFT AGENDA 1. Also see video link on lower right for field reconn observations.
I’m honored to work with some great practitioners of watershed science. One of them, Aaron Kauffman of Southwest Urban Hydrology, told me that stormwater is one of the most under utilized resources in Santa Fe. I’ve heard the same from my friend, colleague and mayor, David Coss. He guesstimated that Santa Fe could gain as [...]Read More »
My neighbor, Louise Pape, inspires me and many others with all she has accomplished in her life. But one of the most exciting experiments she tried was to see how little water she could use and still lead a normal life (without neighbors avoiding you because of your odor). Louise was profiled in National Geographic [...]Read More »
If you are like me, you don’t pull into a filling station because it sells gasoline produced by your favorite energy company. You go there because it’s the cheapest station on the strip, or because the lines are the shortest, their chimichangas are made fresh every day or, crap, how are you already out of smokes again? Barring these and other situations, the unspoken arrangement between us and the energy companies is that they must supply and we must buy.Read More »
I am struck by how challenging it is for me to change my diet after the Holiday season fare of sweet food, great dinners, and yummy drinks. An adventure I took with my family in early January 2013 led us through the oil patch of New Mexico, Artesia, and I saw a cafe that made [...]Read More »