Valles Caldera Seminar

Valles Caldera

7pm Tuesday October 19
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 107 W. Barcelona, Santa Fe

Notice: The Rio Grande Sierran newsletter shows that this event will start at 6:30pm. The correct time is 7pm.

Tom Ribe, a long-time public land and national park advocate, will give a talk on the Valles Caldera National Preserve and its potential move to management by the National Park Service. Tom is the author of the recent book, Inferno by Committee, A History of the Cerro Grande (Los Alamos) Fire, America’s Worst Prescribed Fire Disaster.


Valles Caldera fall highway cleanup

Valles Caldera

4:30 pm, Thursday, October 21

Meet at Ponderosa campground 4:30 p.m., carpool to our stretch of road at the Valles Caldera. Bring work gloves (bags supplied). David Gemeinhart (505/662-6267).


2010 Wilderness Conference

Williams Lake

9am - 3pm, October 23
Bosque School, 4000 Learning Road NW, Albuquerque
Admission of $20 includes lunch.
$10 for students.

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance presents this year’s Wilderness Conference. It is sure to instill new vigor and dedication in all who love, enjoy or work to protect New Mexico’s wildest landscapes.


Santa Fe River Trail Planting

Cebolla Canyon

9 am - noon, Saturday October 30
Location: River End of Cristobal Colon

It’s time to plant along the River Trail!

The Santa Fe Watershed Association, with the support of REI and the City of Santa Fe, is coordinating a community planting along the new river trail.


Pajarito Group presents: The Bioneers Seminar


7 p.m. Wednesday, November 3
Upstairs Meeting Rooms,
Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos

The Bioneers share the Sierra Club’s concern that “Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted.”


Santa Fe - Community Cruise (Bike Ride)

Santa Fe Community Cruise

1-3 pm, Saturday, November 6
Second Street Brewery, 1814 2nd Street, Santa Fe
Sponsored by Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization and Second Street Brewery

Greetings! Please consider coming along on the 3rd and a half Annual Community Cruise on Nov. 6, 2010, a slow ten-mile bike ride departing from Second Street Brewery at 1 pm.


Rural Transportation & the Federal Transportation Re-authorization

Rail Runner

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, November 10
U.S. 550 Transit Center, Rail Runner Station, Bernalillo, NM
Lunch is provided
Event presented by Transportation for America
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 5

Featuring Co-Chairman of Transportation for America - Mayor John Robert Smith.

  • Hear the latest news on the National Transportation Program Reauthorization
  • Create a New Mexico Voice on Transit and Livable Communities in Rural and Small Town America

The Carbon Ranch: Using Food and Stewardship to Build Soil and Fight Climate Change

Wednesday-Friday, November 10 -12, 2010
Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

9th Quivira Coalition Conference

Pioneers around the country and the world are building soil, increasing local food production, improving the water cycle and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Hear and meet them in one place at The Carbon Ranch: Using Food and Stewardship to Build Soil and Fight Climate Change, the Quivira Coalition's 9th annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nov. 10-12.


Sustainable Las Vegas - Zero Energy Homes Seminar

Solar Home

5:15 pm, Thursday, November 11
Room 325, NMHU Donnelly Library, Las Vegas, NM

Joaquin Karcher will speak on the topic, “The most affordable approach to Zero Energy Homes.”


Northern New Mexico Group presents - Public Seminar on Wildlife

Burrowing Owl © Richard Sloan

7-9pm, Tuesday, November 16
Unitarian Universalist Church, 107 W. Barcelona, Santa Fe

Katherine Egleson, Director of The Wildlife Center, will give a talk and demonstration on wildlife. Her topic will include long term stewardship of wildlife in our community, promoting land conservation, habitat restoration, and rehabilitation of species, including threatened and endangered, that live in New Mexico. She will bring some of these species, Burrowing owl, Mexican Spotted owl, Gila Monster, or other owls and raptors, that are cared for at the Center and that are non-releasable into the wild.


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