Rangeland Precipitation Monitoring Workshop

Postponed to August 2020

Tamaya Wellness Center, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

 

Join us to learn the basics of collecting and using precipitation data for rangeland management! We will introduce some low cost tools and strategies—myRAINge Log and CoCoRaHS— that make collecting and monitoring precipitation easier. The Pueblo of Santa Ana Department of Natural Resources will share how they’re monitoring precipitation and using it to make management decisions. The New Mexico State Climatologist will review the upcoming seasonal outlook and share where you can get more information about climate data and tools. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to take home rain gauges to start collecting precipitation data!

This workshop is free and has limited space! Registration will open in late June to early July.

Preference for this workshop will be given to tribal participants. We encourage tribal farmers, ranchers, and natural resources managers to attend. Individuals who work for tribal communities are also encouraged to attend.

 

Lodging Information

Reduced lodging rates will be made available at the Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel for workshop participants traveling far distances. Information will be shared as the event gets closer.

 

Agenda

8:00 am Registration (coffee and a light breakfast will be provided)
8:30 am Welcome (Lawrence A. Montoya, Pueblo of Santa Ana Governor)
8:45 am Precipitation Monitoring Basics and Best Practices, Rain Gauge Construction, and myRAINge Log (Mike Crimmins, University of Arizona)
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm CoCoRaHS Network (Helena Deswood, Southwest Climate Hub)
1:30 pm Pueblo of Santa Ana Rangeland precipitation monitoring (Dan Ginter and Glenn Harper, Santa Ana Department of Natural Resources)
2:00 pm Seasonal Outlook and Climate Data / Tools (Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist)
3:00 pm Rain gauge sign-up and distribution / Q&A session
4:00 pm Adjourn

Questions?

  • Arielle Quintana, arielle@quiviracoalition.org
  • Helena Deswood, helena.deswood@usda.gov
  • Victoria Atencio, victoria.atencio@santaana-nsn.gov

Registration

Registration will open in late June to early July.

***Any individuals who registered for the April 8 workshop will automatically be registered for the rescheduled event.***

Preference for this workshop will be given to tribal participants. We encourage tribal farmers, ranchers, and natural resources managers to attend. Individuals who work for tribal communities are also encouraged to attend.

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