Pikas and Pixels on PEEC’s Tuesday Agenda!

Pikas harvest vegetation in the summer to survive the winter in mountain rock piles. Photo by Sally King

PEEC News:

Pikas, pixels, pine-planting: these are all aspects of citizen science that you can learn about from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at PEEC.

Representatives from Bandelier and Santa Fe National Forest will talk about their work and how you can get involved.

Bandelier rangers Claudia Brookshire and Sally King will discuss upcoming events and citizen science projects at the monument.  

King will discuss the pika monitoring project and how these little critters can help us study climate change in the area.  

Brookshire will share information about an exciting pilot program called Adopt a Pixel.

This is a joint project between NASA/USGS Landsat program and Bandelier using remote sensing to monitor landscape change on the Pajarito Plateau.

Brookshire will also discuss Bandelier’s new Adopt a Trail program, where volunteers can adopt a backcountry trail to learn more about the monument’s unique wilderness.

Phyllis Ashmead (Santa Fe National Forest) has spent a career with the Forest Service in Interpretive Services and Resource Management. 

Her passion is connecting people to the forest and she has embarked on her dream job as the Partnership Coordinator for Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project on the Jemez Ranger District in Jemez Springs.

Her presentation will explain the project and how people can get involved in restoration efforts.

So if you’re interested in hearing about the science going on behind the scenes at Bandelier and Santa Fe National Forest … here is your chance! 

For more information, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org, or call 662-0460. The program is free at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.




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