Rio Grande Water Fund Panel – Fire and Rain: Economic, Ecological and Community Resilience

Sandra Postel, Laura McCarthy, Katherine Kuhas, Toner Mitchell

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This panel of experts will discuss the Rio Grande Water Fund, an innovative project created to invest in the long term restoration of Northern New Mexico’s forested lands and watersheds, with the goal of creating sustainable funding for the work needed to protect clean water for local communities and larger cities downstream. The Rio Grande Water Fund will generate sustainable funding for a 20-year program of large-scale forest and watershed restoration treatments targeting 600,000 acres north of Albuquerque—including thinning overgrown forests, restoring streams and rehabilitating areas that flood after wildfires.

We invite you to enjoy videos from our 2017 Conference here. The annual Quivira Conference is internationally renowned for bringing together leaders, innovators, and stewards of the land for three days of provocative plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking with diverse attendees from across the southwest, the country, and globe. The conference creates a unique environment where ideas are sown, exchanged, and grown. Quivira’s outstanding speakers and attendees contribute expertise in ranching, farming, conservation, community, and all things soil, which is the key to it all. Every attendee brings something unique to the table, and each departs with inspiration, new connections, broader perspectives, and the tools necessary to effect change.

2017 Conference Speaker Videos

The Quivira Coalition documents its conference every year. We love to share the content of this event with those who were not able to join us in person. You can also view the 2017 videos, along with past years, on the Quivira You Tube page.

2017 filming by Crash Roll Films and editing by Downstream Media Maven.

Keri Brandt and Janine Fitzgerald – Zombie Agriculture

Keri Brandt and Janine Fitzgerald – Zombie Agriculture

Keri Brandt and Janine Fitzgerald Zombie Agriculture Industrial agriculture has resulted in dead soils and animals living in torturous conditions. We call this process "zombie agriculture" in reference to constant supply of synthetic inputs required to reanimate the...

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