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Fall Red Canyon Workshop: Water for Wildlife and Land Health

October 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 2, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

Fall Red Canyon Workshop: Water for Wildlife and Land Health

October 1 from 8 am-8 pm,  October 2 from 8 am-1:30 pm – Camping available nights of Thursday September 30 and Friday October 1

We are excited to get back out to Red Canyon Reserve and hope you join us for a 1.5-day workshop on improving water for livestock and wildlife on New Mexico rangelands! You’re welcome to join us for one or both days! A tentative agenda can be found here. 

Participants will learn how to get the most out of their rangeland surface and groundwater to benefit livestock and wildlife, as well as fundamentals of erosion control structures, bullseye monitoring, and compost for rangeland health. The workshop will cover:

  • Conserving rangeland water for livestock and wildlife
  • Improving drainage, harvesting water, and reducing erosion with improved low maintenance road drainage systems
  • Importance of water quality and availability for livestock health and wildlife in New Mexico
  • Making livestock water catchments safer and more accessible to wildlife
  • Improving stock pond water retention and quality
  • Bullseye monitoring for ecological health
  • Erosion control structures and techniques
  • Compost research on rangelands
  • Nighttime bat monitoring demonstration

This workshop is perfect for ranchers, land managers, beginning agrarians/land stewards/students, and anyone else looking to improve their skills and knowledge of water conservation for livestock and wildlife, as well as land health techniques and monitoring.

Gloves and tools will be provided during the workshop. We will provide breakfast for participants on Friday morning and have a potluck on Friday evening. Participants are responsible for all other meals. Camping is available – participants are responsible for camping gear, and water. (Though some water available on site). Participants can arrive the evening of September 30 and depart at 1:30 on October 2. Or stay for whatever amount of time you can!

This workshop is free to attend. Space is limited. Registration will open at the end of August!

Workshop Speakers/Instructors

Dan Taylor, Bat Conservation International

Steve Carson, Rangeland Hands, Inc.

Eva Stricker, Carbon Ranch Initiative at Quivira

Laila Sturgis, Aquifer Mapping

Cullen Hallmark, Red Canyon Volunteer


Register Here:


October 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am
October 2, 2021 @ 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Red Canyon Reserve
New Mexico


Education and Outreach