Entering Red Canyon Reserve Calling all plant ID nerds!
Friday - Sunday, May 1-3
Red Canyon Reserve is nestled among the foothills of the San Mateo Mountains adjacent to the Cibola National Forest, southwest of Socorro, New Mexico. This 320-acre wildlife refuge, owned by the Quivira Coalition, provides a perfect laboratory for testing innovative land restoration techniques. The rugged and majestic Red Canyon bisects the property as it runs down from the western mountains and opens up onto the Rio Grande Basin to the east. Mule deer, antelope, mountain lion, javelina, black bear and many species of birds have been observed on the property.
Come and enjoy a spring weekend at RCR and help out with a few land stewardship chores. The workshop content will focus on preparing the property for some much-needed grazing impact to boost our range health. In order to be ready for the cattle to come on, we to have accomplish the following:
1. Install several more erosion control structures in Windmill Draw, under the sage mentorship of restoration specialist Steve Carson (Rangeland Hands, Inc.);
2. Conduct our annual rangeland health monitoring survey using the "Bullseye" methodology, with guidance from native plant/grass specialist Cullen Halmark; and
3. Complete "pre-treatment" grassland transects to evaluate ground cover, species diversity and plant frequency at 21 monitoring sites across the property, with direction from biologist Frank Hayes (Heart and Horn Ecological) and restoration ecologist Mollie Walton, PhD, Quivira's Land and Water Director.
Grassland plant ID nerds are encouraged to attend!!!
The wealth of professional expertise available to workshop participants should be reason enough to come, but in addition there will be plenty of time for hiking, exploring, bird watching and just relaxing at camp!
Camping is available for overnight participants.
The "Cow Palace" has a covered cooking area with a large propane 2-burner stove, a fire pit for evening get-togethers, a running sink, shower facilities and a high-end outhouse. Please be prepared to bring your own food, drinking water and camping gear.
This FREE workshop is limited to 30 participants.
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