Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Albuquerque Friends Meeting House
1600 5th Street Northwest
(see map below right)
Topic: Building Resilience in the Jemez
At this month’s meeting, we’ll hear from Cecil Rich, the Fish and Aquatic Program Manager for the Santa Fe National Forest, about the Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Landscape Restoration Project. This project is a long-term forest and watershed restoration strategy designed to increase the forest’s resilience to wildfire and other disturbances by using low-intensity fire to return fire to the landscape; protect cultural resources; create local economic development opportunities; and improve wildlife habitat, watershed and riparian conditions, vegetation diversity, and water quality with strategies like building beaver analog dams.
Speaker: Cecil Rich
Cecil Rich has served as the Fish and Aquatic Program Manager on the Santa Fe National Forest since 2015. Prior to that he worked for state and federal agencies in Alaska for 15 years conserving aquatic habitats. He completed a master’s degree at Montana State and a PhD at Purdue University in fisheries and aquatic science.
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