Save the Date!2017 Quivira Conference
November 15 - 17
Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, NM
Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center
This year expect two and a half days of great plenary sessions, new roundtable workshops, more local food, more networking opportunities, childcare, new sponsorship benefits, easier registration, and more.
Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center. ~ It's all about soil, water, and neighbors.
Quivira turns 20 in 2017. In two decades of collaboration, we have grown a web of knowledge and a network of human relationships focused on soil, water, and neighbors. Our original tagline--working to achieve harmony between humans and nature--has changed and our methods have evolved, but the essence of our work has not. We continue to cultivate innovation, education, collaboration, and hope as the nexus from which soil is restored and relationships are grown. This year our gathering will take a particularly people-oriented approach, bringing the community together in conversations about how to focus on what really matters... ranching and farming at the Radical Center.
Working in the Radical Center allows us to concentrate on land health and community building. It blocks noise and distraction and keeps us focused on action in the places where we make the biggest difference. In the past two decades, we've developed a deeper understanding of ecosystem complexity and a growing toolkit for healing land, restoring watersheds, and bolstering community. The 2017 Quivira Conference will focus on how to foster the human relationships that allow us get this work done.
Together we'll explore the myriad work and social relationships that make for healthy people and a resilient planet, with particular attention to the role that ranchers and farmers play in cultivating them. From watershed restoration and rangeland monitoring that brings ranchers and conservationists together--to growing crops that encourage balance between bacteria and fungus for carbon sequestration--to matching aspiring and retiring ranchers working together on meaningful land succession--Quivira's success and the ability for lasting and meaningful impact is rooted in a deep commitment to relationship building.
Save the Dates! Aug 4 - 6Join us for a Land Health Workshop @ Comanche Creek
Join the Quivira Coalition for our annual volunteer work days in the Valle Vidal at Comanche Creek.
Since 2001, the Quivira Land and Water Program has played a significant role in trying to reverse the cycle of degradation in the Comanche Creek Watershed serving in multiple roles. Quivira serves as the organizer for the Comanche Creek Working Group (the watershed association), secures funding, through grant writing to be used for educational workshops and on-the-ground restoration projects, and serves as the project manager for these large-scale restoration projects including coordination of machine-build projects as well as annual volunteer work weekends.
Join us again this year for a great weekend of teamwork in the creek.
Registration will open in July.
Save the Dates! May 5 - 7Join us for a Land Health Workshop @ Red Canyon Ranch
Join the Quivira Coalition for a free land health workshop focused on monitoring and maintaining rangeland health.
Steve Carson & Cullen Hallmark will demonstrate how to assess vegetation using the Bull's Eye method and how to construct media lunas, evaporative water catchment structures for dry lands.
Participants are encouraged to come Friday evening and stay through Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
We provide water and a beautiful place to camp out, you bring the rest! We hope you'll join us for this unique opportunity to learn.