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Restoration Workshops

Comanche Creek

August 5, 6, 7
Comanche Creek Volunteer Weekend
The Quivira Coalition and partners will complete work begun in 2012 in both Springwagon and Grassy creeks in the Comanche Creek Watershed, located in the Carson National Forest of New Mexico. Please join us for a free, hands-on workshop with Bill Zeedyk, Craig Sponholtz, Jeff Adams, Steve Carson and Quivira's Land and Water Program Director, Mollie Walton.


Springwagon Creek
Site 6 - Migrating headcut, June 2013
Springwagon headcut Web

Restoration Treatment 6 - Log Step Fall, September 2013
LogStepFall Sept WEB

Restoration Treatment 6 - Log Step Fall, July 2015
LogStepFall July Web

Upcoming in 2016
In 2016, Quivira's Land and Water Program will work with many collaborators to scale up our restoration efforts in New Mexico. Although in the early stages, the effort is gaining momentum. We will post project updates as they become available.

Please check back soon and subscribe to our newsletter for restoration workshops in 2016. We are planning a fall workshop at Red Canyon Reserve, a Comanche Creek Volunteer Weekend, a plant identification day at Twin Willows Ranch, and the 2016 Quivira Land Health Workshop.

Grassland Bird Habitat Management Workshop
August 26, 2016
8:00am - 3:30pm
Host Ranch: Ute Creek Cattle Company
Tuda Libby Crews & Jack Crews
Bueyeros,New Mexico

High Plains Grassland Alliance Plant ID Workshop
Saturday, August 27, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Twin Willows Ranch- Ocate, Mora County New Mexico
The workshop will be led by Mollie Walton, PhD of the Quivira Coalition.
The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the basic aspects of plant identification,
collection, and specimen preservation. A discussion of the biodiversity monitoring at TWR and how that informs
and benefits the management of the ranch will also be a part of the day. TWR management is working on a
method/means/protocol of how to communicate biodiversity values to ranch ownership and the community at
large, so bring questions/observations/comments concerning biodiversity valuation.
Registration and Agenda

We look forward to seeing you on the land!

Red Canyon Reserve - Butterfly Monitoring

September 9-11, 2016
Butterflies Web

This fall we'll be planting milkweed species and getting baseline data on monarch and other butterfly populations on Quivira's Red Canyon Reserve, located south of Socorro, New Mexico. Join us for a hands-on learning experience with Melanie Gisler of the Institute for Applied Ecology and Steve Carey of Southwest Research Association. More information and a registration form will be posted at Quivira Coalition later this summer.

Quivira Land Health Workshop


YMCA Camp Shaver in the Jemez Mountains is the winner of the 2016 Quivira Land Health Workshop funded by the Paul H. Johanson Fund!

We look forward to working with Camp Shaver and partners as they work to conquer Nature Deficit Disorder in kids from 7 to 17. We will be releasing more details soon.

QC Cap Web

Shuree Lodge Web
Presentations from Quivira's Land Health Workshop.
December 4-5, 2015 in Bandera, TX

Available Resources for Landowners
Defining Property Management Goals
FY 2015 Farm Bill
Monarch Management
Healthy Soil Management

Special Thanks to all the 2015 Comanche Creek Volunteers!
2015 Comanche Creek Photo Album