State Nation Environment
Approaching Upper Crossing. Courtesy photo
Craig Martin will lead a hike to Upper Crossing Saturday, July 16. The four-mile hike includes 400 feet of elevation gain, incredible views of Frijoles Canyon, a walk through an old growth Ponderosa Pine Forest, beautiful wildflowers, and a chance to glimpse some unusual plants near the end of the trail.
This hike, organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is one of many events to help people get outside and enjoy nature.
To hike Bandelier’s Upper Crossing with Martin, register online at www.peecnature.org
Los Alamos artists Terry Foxx and Katy Korkos are leading a quilting workshop at the Los Alamos Nature Center 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Foxx and Korkos will reveal tricks of the trade for using fabric to depict the beauty of wildflowers. Advance registration is requested.
This workshop will cover the basics of understanding and observing nature as well as elements of fabric, creating a foundation for making a wildflower portrait. Foxx and Korkos will tell you everything you need to know to complete your own beautiful wildflower portrait.
A significant increase in bear sightings closes LANL trails. Courtesy image
Just before noon today, Los Alamos National Laboratory warned employees to watch out for bears and keep off the outdoor trails inside the lab perimeter until notified otherwise. The following memo to all employees from the Communications Office was obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post:
All Laboratory trails are closed
Due to a significant increase in bear sightings and encounters, the Laboratory has closed all trails on Laboratory property until further notice. Employees are urged to stay off
SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest today announced that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the potential effects of geothermal energy development on land within Forest boundaries is available on the Forest website here.
The Forest will hold three public meetings to provide a brief overview of the proposed project and the analysis of effects. The first meeting is 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Forest Headquarters, 11 Forest Lane in Santa Fe. Additional meetings will be scheduled in Abiquiu and Jemez Springs. The times and locations will be
Dear Jennifer and Forest Service,
EM-LA Manager Doug Hintze
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) is 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 from the Manhattan Project and early Cold War research activities from 1943–1965.
“Cleaning up historical properties from areas within and around the Los Alamos Townsite is among our top priorities. We are committed
CARLSBAD — The Department of Energy’s Carlsbad Field Office today awarded a $6.8 million, five-year cooperative agreement to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (NMEMNRD) for the coordination of activities with participating state agencies that ensure the safe transportation of transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
Activities under the cooperative agreement focus on required preparations for transuranic waste shipments and continued assurance of safe and uneventful transportation of radioactive waste through the
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