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Water & Wildlife Management at Fort Union Ranch

April 27, 2023 - April 28, 2023

REGISTRATION CLOSED – sorry for the inconvenience.
Please email us if you’d like to be on the waitlist: education@quiviracoalition.org

Join Fort Union Ranch, Triangle P Cattle Co., Bill Zeedyk and more for 2 days of education and fun on the land at Fort Union Ranch! We will learn about building erosion control structures, setting up an aerated static pile compost system (no-turning!) for rangelands, grazing and stewardship for water and wildlife, beaver dam analogs, tree thinning for wildlife habitat, organizing a water management plan, and more! Camping is available Wednesday and Thursday night at Fort Union. We’ll offer four omnivorous meals Thursday and Friday, with a potluck for campers on Wednesday evening. The workshop and food are entirely free. However, donations are welcome to help cover the cost of food! See registration for more details and thank you for considering donating.

Learn more about Fort Union Ranch, Bill Zeedyk, and Triangle P Cattle Co.!

This workshop was originally scheduled for last April, 2022 but was cancelled due to wildfires. It is the final part of a 4-part series on Water & Wildlife Management on Working Lands held last year in partnership with the NM State Land Office, Western Landowners Alliance and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Contact education@quiviracoalition.org with any questions.

*subject to change*

Wed April 26
Camping available this night. Plan to arrive between 4 and 8PM
6:00 – 7:00pm – Potluck Dinner (bring a dish to share! or plan to eat on your own)

Thurs April 27
Camping also available this night
8:00 – 9:00am – Breakfast and coffee – provided.  Introductions and Josh Miner introduces Fort Union Ranch, grazing, elk hunting, etc.
9:00 – 9:30am – New folks arrive and register
9:30am – 12:00pm – Bill Zeedyk introduces erosion control structures,  conduct erosion work in Higgins Canyon, building one rock dams
12:00 – 1:15pm – Lunch – provided. Short presentation on EPLUS (landowner elk tags issued by NMDGF) and the Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund from Leslie Allison (Executive Director, Western Landowners Alliance)
1:15 – 2:00pm – Grazing and stream enhancement, how to pay for it, NRCS opportunities with Triangle P. Cattle Co. & Grass Nomads LLC Ranchers Ariel Greenwood & Sam Ryerson
2:00 – 2:45pm – Fort Union’s water restoration plan and restoration work to date with Lea Knutson (Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance) @campsite
2:45 – 3:00pm – Caravan to Compost Site
3:00-6:00pm – Aerated Static Pile Compost Building and Demo; Compost on Rangelands (with Amy Larsen, Carbon Ranch Initiative) @Needham House
6:30 – 7:30pm – Dinner – provided
7:30-9:30pm – Bonfire (depending on weather)

Fri April 28
8:00 – 9:00am – Breakfast and coffee – provided. Josh introduces the day.
9:00 – 11:30am – Erosion Work Continues
11:30am – 12:30pm – Breakdown camp, farewell!



This workshop is made possible through funding from NatGLC and the Rural Utilities Grant through the USDA.


April 27, 2023
April 28, 2023
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Education and Outreach