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2014 Restoration Workshops

Comanche Creek
Thanks to all the volunteers who participated in Springwagon Creek and Grassy Creek workshops in 2013.
Check out the photos from last year's workshop!

Check back later for more information on the following:

Volunteer Work and Monitoring Weekend at Red Canyon Reserve
May 2-4, Friday - Sunday
Near Socorro, New Mexico
Scroll down for more information and to register for this FREE workshop.

Tools to Manage Drought and Disturbance
with Kirk Gadzia of Resource Management Services, LLC
May 8-9
Silver City, New Mexico
Scroll down for more information and to register for this FREE workshop.

Management of Horses on Small Acreages
with Hermit's Peak Watershed Alliance
June 6-7
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Check back soon for more information and registration

Annual Comanche Creek volunteer camping restoration weekend.
August 8, 9, 10

Quivira contact -

Power Point Presentations from
2012 New Mexico Watershed Forum
Preparing for and Adapting to Drought in Northern New Mexico
Las Vegas,NM - September 28-29, 2012

Aiding Forest Adaptation to Ecological Change
A Toolbox for Climate Adaptation Strategies
Practical Adaptation for Grass Farming_Ranching_Muller
Practical Adaptation for Grass Farming_Ranching_Walton
Practical Adaptations for Riparian and Wetland Areas
Weathering the Weird Weather

To Register for any of these workshops, fill out the form below and press 'Register'

Volunteer Work and Monitoring Weekend at Red Canyon Reserve
Tools to Manage Drought and Disturbance

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Volunteer Work and Monitoring Weekend at Red Canyon Reserve

Entering Red Canyon Reserve
Friday - Sunday, May 2-4

Located southwest of Socorro, New Mexico, Red Canyon Reserve is nestled among the foothills of the San Mateo Mountains, against the boundary of the Cibola National Forest. This 320-acre property, owned by the Quivira Coalition, is devoted to land restoration activities and the preservation of wildlife. The majestic and rugged 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 beautiful spring weekend and help us out with a few monitoring tasks and chores: fence checking and repair, cleaning and refilling the wildlife drinkers, and assisting with the annual land health monitoring using the Bullseye methodology. We will also need help with plant ID so bring your field identification books!

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.

With enough volunteer support, there will be plenty of time for hiking, exploring, bird watching and just relaxing at camp! If camping isn't your thing, Magdalena is just up State Road 107 about 20 miles from the ranch.

Register below to receive directions and an informational letter.

Workshop is limited to 30 participants.

Looking forward to seeing you on the land!
For questions contact: Avery

Tools to Manage Drought and Disturbance

Sponsored by the Quivira Coalition and The Nature Conservancy

Thursday and Friday, May 8-9
Silver City, New Mexico

Instructor, Kirk Gadzia of Resource Management Services.
With special presentations by Frank Hayes, Dick and Erin Evans, Ralph Pope and Dave Ogilivie.

Day 1: Classroom Topics - Grant County Business and Conference Center

  • Current status of drought in New Mexico Drought planning essentials
  • Making rainfall more effective
  • Planned grazing to minimize effect of drought
  • The tool of fire in grassland management
  • Tools of rest, recovery and animal impact
  • Innovative technology

Day 2: Field Topics - Outdoors
  • How disturbances influence the health of grasslands
  • Historic and current role of fire
  • Tools for managing/rehabilitating land health and productivity
  • Using the Bullseye method to assess pasture health
  • Correcting "management" of the past
  • Healing the water cycle
  • Setting the course for the future

For questions contact: Mollie