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Local Expert Leads Monthly Wildflower Walk April 24

on April 20, 2017 - 8:04am
Kinnikinnick in bloom along Quemazon Trail. Photo by Chick Keller
 
PEEC News:
 
Starting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller will lead the first monthly Wildflower Walk of the season. These outings will be easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos.
 
Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.
 
The Wildflower Walks are one Monday a month for the

Daily Postcard: Petroglyphs At Besalt Springs

on April 20, 2017 - 7:49am

Daily Postcard: Petroglyphs at Besalt Springs. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

NNMC Presents Renewable Energy Festival April 21-22

on April 19, 2017 - 8:36am
NNMC News:
 
Earth Day weekend, April 21-22, Northern New Mexico College will host the Renewable Energy Festival: Bringing Power to the People! This FREE event is an opportunity to learn about and get involved with renewable energy and the new energy economy.
 
The festival opens from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 21, with live performances by the Sikh Community Choir, Moving Arts Española Youth Folklorico, Hoop Dancers from the pueblos of Ohkay Owingeh and Pojoaque, folk musicians David Garcia and Cipriano Vigil, the Cavalcante Jazz Ensemble, and much more.
 
On Earth Day, Saturday April 22,

Los Alamos Canyon Soil Cleanup Project Continues

on April 19, 2017 - 8:01am

EM-LA Manager Doug Hintze

EM-LA News:

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) and Los Alamos National Security, LLC, are moving forward with the removal of contaminated soil along the south-facing slopes of Los Alamos Canyon adjacent to the Los Alamos Townsite. The contaminated soil is primarily associated with legacy outfalls and surface disposal areas.

“Cleaning up the remnants of the Laboratory’s historical activities within and around the Los Alamos Townsite is important to our mission.

Valles Caldera Plans Spring Prescribed Burns

on April 19, 2017 - 7:11am
VCNP News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS  Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement prescribed burn projects should conditions allow through May.
 
The prescribed burn will be within a 703-acre project area on Valles Caldera National Preserve, north of NM 4 in the Banco Bonito area near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed in phases over a total of two to six days and are not expected to cause road closures or disrupt visitor activities elsewhere on the preserve. Burn days may not necessarily be consecutive as they will depend on weather and fuel conditions.
 

Rehabilitated Aetos The Red-Tailed Hawk Is Released

on April 18, 2017 - 5:39pm

With the generous donations to Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, Cottonwood Rehab and the Santa Fe Raptor Center were able to successfully rehab and release Aetos the Red-Tailed Hawk. Aetos came to Dr. Kathleen Ramsay severely emaciated, and thought to be 'an eagle sent from God'. Dr. Ramsay was able to stablize Aetos, and then transfer her to the Santa Fe Raptor Center in El Rito for further strengthening and conditioning. Yesterday, she took to the skies like she never had left, and returned home to the mountains of Taos. Courtesy photo

Aetos the Red-Tailed Hawk. Courtesy photo

Bandelier Hosts Artists For Fire Science & Art Collaborative

on April 18, 2017 - 8:21am

East Jemez Landscape Futures project Artists in Residence Shawn Skabelund and Kathleen Brennan. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument will host artists Kathleen Brennan from Taos and Shawn Skabelund from Flagstaff, Ariz., through April 19.

Brennan and Skabelund are artists in residence as part of the East Jemez Landscape Futures project (EJLF), which aims to address conservation challenges posed by recent severe droughts, fires, and floods that affected many local communities in the eastern Jemez Mountains.

The goal of the EJLF project is for land managers, local

Valles Caldera Plans Spring Prescribed Burns

on April 17, 2017 - 4:29pm
NPS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS  Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement prescribed burn projects that may begin should conditions allow over the next two months of April and May.
 
The prescribed burn will be within a 703-acre project area on Valles Caldera National Preserve, north of N.M. 4 in the Banco Bonito area near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed in phases over a total of two to six days and are not expected to cause road closures or disrupt visitor activities elsewhere on the preserve.

SFNF: Abandoned Campfires Raise Fire Danger

on April 17, 2017 - 12:32pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – A rash of unattended and abandoned campfires on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest over Easter weekend put visitors, fire crews and the forest at unnecessary risk.

Fortunately, none of the six to seven identified campfires at the Redondo Campground and along Forest Road 376 sparked or spread before they were discovered and extinguished. But as the New Mexico fire season nears, it’s important to remember that unattended campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire.

Visitors to national forests are asked to follow campfire safety procedures

Daily Postcard: Turtle Sunbathes At Ashley Pond

on April 17, 2017 - 6:31am
Daily Postcard: A turtle living in Ashley Pond is spotted sunning itself on the rocks. Photo by Ken Hanson

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