The Santa Fe National Forest is hosting three educational field trips into the Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration project area.
These field trips are designed to provide on-the-ground information about the project. Participants will be guided through the area to see and learn about existing conditions, desired conditions, ecosystem function, treatments that have been accomplished, and engage in interactive conversation with Forest personnel about the project.
“We are in the process of drafting a proposal to treat approximately 110,000 Read More
Jason Lott, Superintendent of Bandelier National Monument, has announced that the main visitor area in Frijoles Canyon will be closed for at least part of the day on either Tuesday, May 22 or Wednesday, May 23.
“We will be having very large pieces of equipment working in the canyon that day to install an interim crossing of the creek,” he said. “We are not certain yet which day, or at what time, this work will happen, but we want to minimize the impacts on our visitors.”
Anyone planning a visit to the park on either of those days should keep an eye on information sources for updated information Read More
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Los Alamos High School senior Andrew Zhao as a 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholar.
Zhao is one of 141 outstanding American high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution to school and community.
The U. S. Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington D.C., June 16–19.
“Honoring Presidential Scholars is an important celebration of students showing the dedication, creativity Read More
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY News
Ruby Selvage and Kathryn McClenahan accepting a special award from the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum for the best project on agriculture and rural life (with staff from the museum). Photo by Kim Selvage
A pair of Piñon Elementary 6th graders won first place at the statewide National History Day competition on April 27 in Albuquerque.
Kathryn McClenahan and Ruby Selvage will be part of the New Mexico delegation at the national NHD competition in College Park, MD, June 10-14. Their project, a performance entitled “Land Where Our Children Die: The Reactions and Reforms Read More
Bandelier National Monument is initiating a planning effort to improve resource protection and visitor understanding of the unique Tsankawi Unit.
The resulting decisions will provide guidance and direction for managing visitor safety, accessibility and resource protection for the next 10 years.
“We invite everyone who is interested in the future of Tsankawi to participate in the 30-day scoping period,” said Park Superintendent Jason Lott in a news release. Read More
The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council Announces Annual Search and Rescue Conference.
The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) will be hosting ESCAPE (Emergency Services Annual Preparedness Event), its annual training event for search and rescue volunteers on May 4-6 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort, Spa, and Casino in Pojoaque, NM. Over 200 volunteers from throughout New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, will be attending to train in all aspects of effective search and rescue. The three-day conference also has a trade show, featuring the latest in search and rescue Read More
New lane changes on N.M. 4 in White Rock took place April 19. Motorists are now to use the south two lanes, which have been finished. The reduced speed limit remains at 30 mph. Construction work has started on the north two lanes of the roadway. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT News
Bandelier National Monument has announced that the park is initiating a 30-day scoping period, from April 16, 2012 to May 15, 2012, as part of planning to improve resource protection and visitor understanding of the unique Tsankawi Unit. The resulting decisions will provide guidance and direction for managing visitor safety, accessibility, and natural and cultural resource protection for the next ten years.
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