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…https://truchacabra.com/?p=1591 Embargo Creek in Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado (photo by Toner Michell). 

River Houses, Avanyu and Living River Flows

I was fortunate to be asked by my wife Carol to host the last stop on the River Houses walking tour last Saturday and see Mario Reynolds break out his raining Avanyu Snake that sound like a storm or a light trickle of precip. Carlos Herrera, Mario Reynolds and poets including Ilan Shamir and the […]

Youth make their voices heard at the NM Legislature 2014

I’m honored for the past 10 years to assist over 100 youth each year to take charge of their water and climate future by going to the New Mexico legislature to speak to their representatives about what they care about.  This year was different though ~~ I sensed a tangible urgency from students and speakers […]

What I learned working with River Source- Cameron Quintana

My name is Cameron Quintana, I am from the Pueblos of Cochiti and San Felipe. This summer I was involved in a summer internship through an organization run out of Santa Fe, NM called River Source. Upon first entering this internship I had no clear details of what we would be doing other than working […]

What I learned with Cochiti Pueblo-River Source internship by Tamarah Padilla-Mtz

McCune Internship The first week of the internship I had learned a lot. I learned about what types of invertebrates should be in the Rio Grande to determined if the water is good or not. In Santa Ana Pueblo, We found that there were damselflies, dragonflies, mayflies, caddis flies, larvae and more. There are three different […]

Where does all the stormwater go?

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 […]