Explore Art And Science On Hike To Upper Crossing

Join Jeremy Sweat and Collin Haffey on a hike 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to Upper Crossing in Frijoles Canyon. This event will tie together science and nature to highlight changes in the Pajarito Plateau. Photo by Beth Cortright

 

PEEC News:

 

Join Jeremy Sweat and Collin Haffey at 8:30 a.m., April 28 on a hike to Upper Crossing in Frijoles Canyon. This event will merge science and art to highlight changes on the Pajarito Plateau.

 

During the hike, Sweat and Haffey will discuss forest ecology and provide a glimpse into how Bandelier National Monument manages its resources. The hike goes through a ponderosa pine forest to a large burn scar where regrowrh is visable. After the hike, attendees will carpool to the Bandelier Fire Tower and join artists Kathleen Brennan and Shawn Skabelund at their art installation the Edge Effect.

 

This event is part of the East Jemez Landscape Futures partnership between PEEC, Bandelier and other local land managers.

 

Sweat is chief of resource management at Bandelier and Haffey is the conservation coordinator with The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico. Attendees will meet them at 8:30 a.m. at the Ponderosa Campground parking area tp begin the hike.

 

This is a free event, but attendance is limited to 15 people and registration is required.

 

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

 

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.

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