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River Restoration lessons learned on Rio Santa Fe

Thanks to 8 years of challenging work on his home river, the Rio Santa Fe, Rich Schrader is sharing what worked and what did not work (which is perhaps just as if not more important!). It's good to reflect and share what we learn while trying to not stare too hard at our belly buttons.

Teaming up for River Restoration - Successes and Challenges - part 2 of 3

Ever work on an interdisciplinary team on a project that lasts more than 5 years, with a client that doesn't have a clear idea on what they want, and the funding exceeds $2 million? Click on the light bulb for Rich's reflections on restoration work on the Rio Santa Fe, part 2 of 3

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Part 2 of 3: Getting real about river restoration on the Santa Fe River

When I started intensive work on the Santa Fe River in 2007 I was a relative newbie to the practice of fluvial geomorphology.  And yet I soon found myself running laser-level surveys and coordinating a team including some of the best in the business of innovative and proven practices in stabilizing river banks, reconnecting incised […]

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Learning lessons on river restoration – geomorphic stability of Alire to Frenchies @ Rio Santa Fe

I present a series of blogs in 3 parts: 1st = how did we get here, 2nd = what is happening now, and 3rd = what is suggested for increasing ecological health and park values. How did we get here (1 of 3 parts).  I’ve been bothered watching a section of river degrade in my neighborhood, […]

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Coming ENSO (El Nino) = build raingardens & planning 4 drought

I was graced by a call from My wonderful neighbor and Santa Fe native, Zelie Pollon, who is now on news staff duties at KSFR and doing a great job.  She asked me about River Source restoration, water harvesting, and planning work in the City and County of Santa Fe and I suggested we talk […]

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My Summer Experience … Tyler Quintana

Yoo!.. I’m Tyler Quintana from Cochiti Pueblo; I am a farmer and an outdoorsman. Participating in my traditional practices helps me understand the importance of our environment. I’d like to have a career in the natural resources to try and restore the Rio Grande and Santa Fe River that flow though my pueblo. I also […]

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