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Updated Map For Motorized Travel On Santa Fe National Forest Now Available

on April 3, 2017 - 11:47am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Updated Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) that show all forest roads and trails open to motor vehicle travel on the 1.6 million-acre Santa Fe National Forest are now available in both electronic and hardcopy formats.

National forests are required to designate a system of roads, trails and areas open to motor vehicle use by class of vehicle and, when necessary, by time of year.  Public motor vehicle traffic is prohibited on all routes not shown on the MVUM.

AGU: Last Remnant Of North American Ice Sheet Likely To Disappear In 300 Years

on April 3, 2017 - 10:33am
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The last remaining piece of the vast ice sheet that once covered North America is doomed to vanish in the next few centuries, a new study finds.
 
Rising temperatures in the Arctic have caused the Barnes Ice Cap to melt at an extraordinary pace, and nothing short of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere can prevent it from completely disappearing, according to a new study modeling the ice cap’s behavior.
 
Under a business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions scenario, the study’s authors project the ice cap will disappear within the next 300 years.

Rehabilitated Bobcat Growing Strong

on April 3, 2017 - 8:59am

This rehabilitated bobcat rescued in the area is growing stronger every day under the care of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay of the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation. The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American cat that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago (AEO). Containing 12 recognized subspecies, it ranges from southern Canada to central Mexico, including most of the contiguous United States. The bobcat populations are vulnerable to local extinction by coyotes and domestic animals.

Daily Postcard: Crisp Morning And Beautiful Sunrise

on April 3, 2017 - 7:52am

Daily Postcard: Crisp Morning with another beautiful sunrise from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Southwest Jemez Mountains Forest Restoration Project Hosts Annual Public Meeting April 12-13

on April 2, 2017 - 7:55am

The Southwest Jemez Mountains (SWJM) Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project covers 210,000 acres in the Jemez Mountains, 110,000 of which are within Santa Fe National Forest boundaries. Courtesy/SWJM

SWJM News:

SANTA FE – Members of the public are invited to the 2017 “all hands” meeting for a comprehensive update on the largest landscape-scale forest restoration project in New Mexico April 12-13, 2017, at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC).

The Southwest Jemez Mountains (SWJM) Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project is a long-term collaborative effort to restore

Griggs: Rotary Works For Clean Water And Sanitation On Lake Atitlán, Guatemala March 2017

on April 2, 2017 - 6:22am

Villa Tangara, Panajachel, Guatemala. Photo by David Griggs/ladailypost.com

 

By DAVID GRIGGS

Foreign Correspondent

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

A friend recently told me that Rotary clubs in the US and Canada raise money, and in Central America the Rotary clubs spend it.

 

Since retiring, I have spent four winters in Guatemala. After seeing the wonderful programs that are supported down here by Rotary, I joined a club on Lake Atitlán. I have attended annual regional Project Fairs, first in Antigua, Guatemala, and subsequently in Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Honey Bee Workshop At Nature Center April 9

on April 2, 2017 - 6:07am

Honey bee on a dandelion. Courtesy/Dorothy Brown

Honey bees swarming above a hive. Courtesy/Dorothy Brown

PEEC News:

Ever wondered what goes on in the life of a busy bee? The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) offers a workshop 1:30-3:30 p.m., April 9 with Dorothy Brown at the Los Alamos Nature Center about the biology and colony dynamics of honey bees. This is a great introduction for anyone curious about these non-native pollinators.

 What is happening inside the seemingly crowded honey bee colonies? Brown will discuss the three castes of honey bee and how they contribute

Afternoon Snow Shower Covers Los Alamos

on April 1, 2017 - 5:11pm

Snow falls this afternoon over Los Alamos including this yard on 39th Street. Photo by Julie Smith

Snow falls this afternoon over downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Aspen Catkins In Bloom

on April 1, 2017 - 6:09am

Daily Postcard: This year, the aspen tree in this back yard in Pajarito Acres has an excellent set of catkins. Technically a flower, it is one on the earliest blooms in the area. Photo by Bob Reedy

Summit Garden Club Meets Monday

on March 31, 2017 - 4:04pm

Laural Hardin, a certified horticulturalist and arborist as well as a new associate at the Pajarito Greenhouse, will be one of the presenters Monday at the Summit Garden Club meeting. Courtesy Photo

SUMMIT GARDEN CLUB News:

 

Summit Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, at 235 Kimberly Lane in White Rock.

 

The program will be provided by Dave Fox, owner of Pajarito Greenhouse for 18 years now, and Laural Hardin, certified horticulturalist and arborist and new associate of the Greenhouse.

 

Hardin grew up in the nursery business in Arizona, and spent eight years as manager

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