Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed
Jun
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed

Privatizing Our Water Resources
Featuring panelists: Sonia Dickey, John Fleck, Mike Hamman


Panelists will focus on southwestern dams, hydroelectric power, inter-basin water transfers, and visibly diminishing waters in the American Southwest concomitant with rising human populations. The Central Arizona Project will be assessed as an example of political, corporate and legalistic will to provide water to develop a desert ecosystem for human habitation and economic growth. This panel will identify certain “conflicting absolutes” that stand between human beings and other fellow species that comprise the life-forms within the watersheds of the American Southwest.

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Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed
May
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed

Water Law in the Southwest
Featuring panelists: John Echohawk, Bruce Frederick, Em Hall


Panelists will review the evolution of water law in the Colorado River and Río Grande greater watersheds. They will address the 1922 Colorado River Compact and the 1939 Río Grande Compact. They will also delve into the growing disparity between “agricultural best use” as defined in the early 20th century, and the emerging “urban/economically oriented best use” that is coming to prevail. This condition pits agriculturalists against urban populations and developers over water rights. The panel will also address instances of governmental legislation that violate laws of Nature in our anthropocentrically biased culture.

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Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed
Apr
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed

Rural Perspectives: Farmers & Ranchers
Featuring panelists: Sid Goodloe, Julia Stafford, Steve Harris

Panelists will present perspectives of traditional ranchers and the role of Holistic Range Management in overcoming problems of over-grazing wrought by ranchers transplanted to the arid Southwest from the verdant East of earlier generations.

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Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed
Mar
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed

Indigenous Perspectives: Native Americans
Featuring panelists: Rina Swentzell, Lyle Balenquah, Estevan Arellano

Panelists will present multi-cultural land/water use perspectives including sacred, secular, economically oriented, and other attitudes that shape relationship of human culture to habitat. They will address the roles of indigenous peoples concerning both commonly held and differing perspectives within the realm of Indigenous Mind, that aspect of collective human consciousness that is shaped more by the flow of Nature through homeland, than by a list of facts about the nature of homeland.

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Green Trails for the Next Generation
Feb
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

Green Trails for the Next Generation

2014 Crawford Symposium

A gathering and celebration to share our research and ideas about the New Mexico bosque and landscape we cherish. This is an event for high school school & college students, professionals and the community to promote information sharing, networking and action to help create a sustainable future!

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Silvery Minnow and its Relationship to the River
Feb
23
11:00am11:00am

Silvery Minnow and its Relationship to the River

Bernalillo County Open Space Event

Discover the complex ecological connections of the Rio Grande ecosystem with a focus on the Silvery Minnow. Environmental Scientist, Rick Billings, will present the trials and tribulations of the Silvery Minnow’s journey of survival while the Harwood Art Center brings The Minnow Show to Bachechi Open Space by artist and Planning Manager, John Barney.

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Edible Shrubs and Pruning Techniques
Feb
22
7:00am 7:00am

Edible Shrubs and Pruning Techniques

Bernalillo County Open Space Event

Shrubs are an important part of one’s landscaping, offering a number of benefits including beauty, wildlife forage, and space delineation. Come and learn about which native shrubs are good to incorporate into your backyard as well as winter care and pruning techniques led by Wes Brittenham from Plants of the Southwest.

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Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed
Feb
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed

First Event:  Historic Overview

“Thinking Like a Watershed” is a series of five presentations featuring widely recognized humanity scholars who will speak on different topics pertaining to the unique and fragile water system in the North American Southwest.

Five panel discussions led by Jack Loeffler, Author of Thinking like a Watershed Producer of Watersheds as Commons, Project Director - Lore of the Land, Inc.

The first panel on February 13, will provide an historic overview of human habitation and water use in the Southwest. It will address issues including global warming and climate instability, and the effects of Manifest Destiny on indigenous cultures and southwestern habitat. 

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Bug Love
Feb
13
4:00pm 4:00pm

Bug Love

Bernalillo County Open Space Event

Entomologist Dr. Tess Grasswitz with New Mexico State University will present on the subject of “Bug Love,” a light-hearted but informative exposé of the weird and wonderful world of insect courtship and mating behavior. This is a perfect event for those couples gearing up for Valentine’s Day.

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Tree Care
Feb
8
7:00am 7:00am

Tree Care

Bernalillo County Open Space Event

Learn correct techniques for pruning, which fruit trees thrive best in your landscape, when to plants and proper planting guidelines. New Mexico State University’s tree expert, Joran Viers, will lead the presentation and hands-on demonstration.

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Seasonal Sightings Along the Rio Grande
Feb
1
8:00am 8:00am

Seasonal Sightings Along the Rio Grande

Bernalillo County Open Space is kicking off this year with another line-up educational and fun events starting this Saturday with Seasonal Sightings Along the Rio Grande where participants can receive a free 2014 calendar featuring plants and animals in the Rio Grande Bosque.

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