River Source Blog

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wildlife Major Victoria Atencio values internship experience

Hi, my name is Victoria Atencio and I am 21 years old, from Santo Domingo and San Juan Pueblo.  I am a Junior at New Mexico State University studying Wildlife Ecology. Every year since my freshmen year in high school, I have participated in the Tribal Youth Environmental Summer Camp (TYESC) that is hosted by […]

How do we define Land Ethics for Public Lands?

How do you define “Good” and “Personal Responsibility” when it comes to public lands? Thanks to Toner Mitchell’s Truchacabra blog and work with Trout Unlimited… Read on by clicking here or copy this address…http://truchacabra.com/?p=1591 Embargo Creek in Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado (photo by Toner Michell). 

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