How I Can Be a Steward to the Land – by Angelica Lovato

My name is Angelica Lovato. I live in Questa, NM. I am 14 years old, and I am going to be a freshman at Questa High School. I have always really enjoyed science, and my middle school science teacher is the one who referred me for this internship. She saw that I show a lot […]

My River Source Internship – by Dominic Torres

Dominic Torres is what people know me as — I’m one of the special two to get chosen on this internship opportunity with River Source. This experience gave me chances to do hands on stuff that I wouldn’t have been able to do anywhere else. I want to succeed in wildlife biology after my last […]

Sheep, Rocks, Fences, and Drones!: A Summer Recap from Intern Anthony Herrera

Hello, my name is Anthony Herrera and I am 22 years old from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. I’m an enrolled college student at CNM majoring in Biology. I have hopes of a future career working in the outdoors with the environment and wildlife. The summer internship of 2018 with River Source has been hands down […]

Elena Gonzales, fantastic River Source intern of 2017

My name is Elena Gonzales, and I live north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a small town in the Española Valley. I will be entering my senior year of high school this upcoming August. At home, I am surrounded by mountains, and have grown to appreciate the land I live in. Many of my childhood […]

Reoccupying the Santa Fe River

Living next to the Santa Fe River, I get to walk it nearly every day with my family and dogs.  And in the last couple of years I get to work in it nearly as often. Like an old friend, my relationship has deepened over the years so I’ve come to know it, both the elements […]

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 […]

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 […]