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Red Canyon Fall Monitoring and Native Seed Collecting Workshop

October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Red Canyon Fall Monitoring and Native Seed Collecting Workshop

Red Canyon Reserve near Magdalena, NM

Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7


Join us for two great days of landscape assessment, monitoring, and collecting at Red Canyon Reserve. This workshop is perfect for ranchers, land managers, students, or anyone looking to learn these methods. Tools and worksheets will be provided. Attendees are responsible for food and camping gear. Participants can begin to arrive on Friday evening to explore Red Canyon and connect with other participants. Saturday is the main workshop day where participants will assist on various projects. Any remaining projects that aren’t completed on Saturday will be finished on Sunday morning, and participants can depart by noon. Participants are encouraged to arrive Friday evening and stay through Saturday evening or Sunday morning. We provide water and a beautiful place to camp out, you bring the rest.

This workshop is free to attend.

Getting there

Red Canyon Reserve


Vegetation Monitoring with Frank Hayes, Heart and Horn Ecolgical Services, LLC
After more than a decade of applied rest from disturbances across rangelands on Red Canyon Reserve, the Quivira Coalition partnered with a neighbor last winter to bring back cattle as a tool to achieve ecological objectives on several sites. Following this spring and summer’s rest and recovery, quantitative monitoring will be completed at sites which were “treated” with livestock impacts. Join us for a review of what these impacts consist of, assist with data collection using the Common Non-Forested Vegetation Sampling procedure, participate in discussions about ecological objectives, and guidelines for the next grazing cycle.

Native Seed Gathering with the Southwest Seed Partnership, Institute for Applied Ecology
This is the perfect time of year to collect native seed! The seed collection crews at the Institute for Applied Ecology will guide us in this process and participants will learn procedures for scouting and mapping plant populations, as well as procedures for collecting and cleaning seeds.


The Paul H. Johanson Fund


October 5, 2018
October 7, 2018


Red Canyon Reserve
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