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Resilience

Quivira’s Annual Journal

Resilience, Issue 44 – Microbes, Markets, and Climate

Resilience, Issue 44 - Microbes, Markets, and Climate December 2023 “How do you create resilient lands, economies, and communities?” “How does what you wear represent what you stand for?” “How might different compost microbial communities affect soil health and...

Resilience, Issue 43- Weaving Water, Land, and People

Resilience, Issue 43 - Weaving Water, Land, and People January, 2023 We are so very excited to share this year’s issue of Resilience with you. It is a rare but special space we collectively create in the pages of this magazine. One where science, practice, emotion,...

Resilience, Issue 42- Reflections on Resilience in Uncertain Times

Resilience, Issue 42 - Reflections on Resilience in Uncertain Times   December, 2020 Welcome to the relaunch of Resilience. It’s been five years since our last issue appeared,in August of 2015, commemorating the life and work of our good friend and riparian...

Resilience, Issue 41- It Works! A celebration of Bill Zeedyk’s 80th Year

Resilience, Issue 41- It Works! A celebration of Bill Zeedyk's 80th Year August 2015 It is our great pleasure to bring you this 41st edition of Resilience. Not only is it a small token of our appreciation for the many ways that Bill Zeedyk has enriched our lives and...

Resilience, Issue 40 – Beyond Resilience

Resilience, Issue 40 - Beyond Resilience September 2014 In 2007, the Board of the Quivira Coalition added the words “build resilience” to our mission statement. Resilience means “to bounce back” or “recover quickly” from a shock or surprise. In ecology, it refers to...

Resilience, Issue 39 – 2% Solutions for Hunger Thirst and CO2

Resilience, Issue 39 - 2% Solutions for Hunger Thirst and CO2 September 2013 These 2% Solution profiles are part of Quivira’s Carbon Ranch Project, whose goal is to share land management strategies that sequester CO2 in soils and plants, reduce greenhouse gas...

Resilience, Issue 38 – A Place Worth Calling Home

Resilience, Issue 38 - A Place Worth Calling Home October 2012 Sustainability. Adaptation. Mitigation. Local. Grassfed.These words, so much in the news today across the globe, barely registered on people’s radar screens fteen years ago. For example, when we founded...

Resilience, Issue 37 – Lessons Learned

Resilience, Issue 37 - Lessons Learned January 2012 This issue includes - Reflections from a “Do” Tank: Quivira and Conservation in the WestRestoring Land Health to Small Properties: Lessons from Quivira’s Red Canyon Reserve                                            ...

Resilience, Issue 36 – A Carbon Ranch

Resilience, Issue 36 - A Carbon Ranch December 2010 For this inaugural issue of Resilience, we are introducing a new idea: The Carbon Ranch. Its purpose is to mitigate climate change by sequestering additional carbon dioxide in plants and soils, reducing greenhouse...

Resilience, Issue 35 – The Back Forty

Resilience, Issue 35 - The Back Forty February 2010 “The only progress that matters is on the actual landscape of the back forty.” – Aldo LeopoldThe news from the Back Forty is very encouraging. In many places that I have visited, people are solving on-the-ground...

Down to Earth

A Planet to Plate Podcast

Episode 160 – Healthy fish snacks––what cod be better?

Healthy fish snacks––what cod be better? Nick Mendoza grew up in a cattle ranching family in New Mexico, but when he moved to San Diego he fell in love with the ocean and got hooked on fish and marine science. Taking the lessons from regenerative cattle production to...

Episode 159 – The Carbon Credit Conundrum

The Carbon Credit Conundrum Carbon credits were designed as a market mechanism to incentivize projects that sequester carbon and reduce carbon emissions. The idea is to pay people who are doing climate friendly projects, and sell credits to carbon emitters. But do...

Episode 158 – At The Table: Chefs advocating for a better food system

At The Table: Chefs advocating for a better food system Katherine Miller, author of At The Table: The Chef’s Guide To Advocacy, began her work toward a healthier food system with a deep background in political advocacy. She trains chefs to use their position as...

Episode 157 – The six-legged livestock: Bees

The six-legged livestock: Bees Beehives take up little space on the land, but, like other livestock, bees need space to roam, and they need a varied diet. Beekeeper Melanie Kirby is a “landless farmer,” who sets up her beehives on farms and ranches, where the bees can...

Episode 156 – Bonus episode: Ask Me Anything!

Bonus episode: Ask Me Anything! Anica Wong is Quivira Coalition’s communications director and she had the idea for an “ask me anything” episode with Down to Earth host Mary-Charlotte Domandi… and here it is! Listeners asked questions and we answered as best we could,...

Episode 155 – Photographing grasslands: beauty, community, life

Photographing grasslands: beauty, community, life Photographer Sally Thomson‘s new book, Homeground, is a deep exploration of rangelands in the Southwest––landscapes, livestock, water, wildlife, and the stewards who keep the land thriving. With her background in...

Episode 154 – Land, sheep, and the inefficiency of being too efficient

Land, sheep, and the inefficiency of being too efficient Elena Miller Ter-Kuile is a sixth-generation farmer living in southern Colorado. At Cactus Hill Farm she and her father raise sheep for wool, grass-fed meat and organic grain and hay––practices held by her...

Episode 153 – Transforming 40 million acres of lawns into thriving ecosystems

Transforming 40 million acres of lawns into thriving ecosystems Erik Ohlsen has been working in permaculture and land restoration for 25 years. Founder and owner of Permaculture Artisans, he’s the author of the new book, The Regenerative Landscaper: Design and Build...

Episode 152 – Sheep and goats for healthy land, thriving businesses, and fire reduction

Sheep and goats for healthy land, thriving businesses, and fire reduction Cole Bush is a shepherdess, entrepreneur, and educator. Founder of Shepherdess Land & Livestock and Grazing School of the West, she uses a “flerd” (flock-herd) of sheep and goats to restore...

Episode 151 – Words of wisdom from a holistic veterinarian and regenerative dairy farmer

Words of wisdom from a holistic veterinarian and regenerative dairy farmer Dr. Hubert Karreman studied soil science in college, and working on the land he fell in love with dairy cows and organic farming. Working with large animals led him to study veterinary...

Technical Guides

For healthy working lands

A Peek at Indigenous Agroforestry in the Southwest

A Peek at Indigenous Agroforestry in the Southwest K. Alicia Thompson with support from Quivira Coalition, Trees, Water & People and the Southwest Agroforestry Action Network. This is a synthesis of Indigenous-led agroforestry, and agroforestry more generally,...

Biochar in the Southwest

Biochar in the Southwest Using New Mexico Practices and Regulations as a Model   CJ Ames and Eva Stricker, PhD, Quivira CoalitionKelpie Wilson, Wilson Biochar Associates   This workbook offers practices on New Mexico lands as a model for making and using...

Blue Hole Cienega: A Curriculum for Desert Wetlands and the Unique Plants that Live There

Blue Hole Cienega: A Curriculum for Desert Wetlands and the Unique Plants that Live There   This ecological curriculum for grades 6-8 uses place-based learning and activities to explore concepts in ecology, botany, and social dynamics of Blue Hole Cienega in...

Rural Dryland Composting y en Espanol

Rural Dryland Composting Aerated Static Piles and Worm Composting   By Juliana Ciano and Trevor Ortiz, Reunity ResourcesEva Stricker and Linden Schneider, Quivira Coalition    Our goal is to help rural communities efficiently use waste products to improve...

Soil Health Workbook y en espanol Salud de la Tierra Libro de Trabajo

Soil Health Workbook Fundamentals, Principles, and Management, For Producers and Technical Service Providers in the Dryland Intermountain West   Developed by Eva Stricker, PhD, and Linden Schneider, MS Based on presentations by New Mexico Cooperative Extension...

Applying Keyline Design Principles to Slope Wetland Restoration in a Headwater Ecosystem

Applying Keyline Design Principles to Slope Wetland Restoration in a Headwater Ecosystem NMED-SWQB By Walton, M., J. W. Jansens, J. Adams, M. Tatro, and T. E. Gadzia. An interest in developing, testing, and documenting innovative approaches to slope wetland...

A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land

A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land... Water harvesting from Low-Standard Rural Roads   A Joint Publication of The Quivira Coalition, Zeedyk Ecological Consulting, LLC “A road lies easily on the land if it is located on a landform where it can be readily and...

CO NRCS Range Technical Note

Hand-Built Structures for Restoring Degraded Meadows in Sagebrush Rangelands: Examples and lessons learned from the Upper Gunnison River Basin, Colorado USDA, State of Colorado, NRCS - Range Technical Note No. 40 May 2018 By Jeremy Maestas, Shawn Connor, Bill Zeedyk,...

Erosion Control Field Guide y en Español

Erosion Control Field Guide By Craig Sponholtz and Avery C. Anderson Sponholtz This field guide is intended to inform those who depend on the soil and its life-giving properties. This guide discusses ways to regenerate soil so that it holds more water, supports more...

Plug and Pond

The Plug and Pond Treatment: Restoring Sheetflow to High Elevation Slope Wetlands in New Mexico By Bill Zeedyk, Steve Vrooman, New Mexico Environment Department, and Surface Water Quality Bureau Wetlands Program This field guide is intended to inform those who depend...

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