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Quivira Coalition Newsletter (August 2012)

Newsletter with event listings and articles by the Quivira Coaltion. (
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Two more weeks to NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE LAND STEWARD FOR $20,000! The Clarence Burch Award call for nominations is now open. The deadline is September 1.

Scholarship funding needed for the Quivira Coalition Conference
Last year we were lucky to receive generous donations to help young agrarians attend the conference. This year we are short in being able to offer scholarships and could use your help.
If you would like to participate and be listed on our website as a sponsor, please contact Catherine

Day 1 -Wednesday, Nov. 14: Workshops
Kathy Voth from Loveland, Colorado has been training cows to eat weeds since 2004.
Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds

George Whitten & Julie Sullivan from Saguache, Colorado 
Drought as Inspiration: Practical Skills and New Ideas for Resilient Ranching

Evening Presentation by: Gus Speth, Author and Former Presidential Advisor
America the Possible.

Day 2 and 3: Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15-16:
All Day Plenary Sessions opening with Dr. Molly Jahn on SEEDS, followed by two speakers on each topic, Seeds, Soil, Water, Plants, Livestock, Forests, Organics and People.

Bill McKibben 2011 Quivira Conference Speaker


Quivira Events:


Quivira Coalition memberships renew September 1. Renew online:

Outdoor Classroom - Landscape Restoration Treatments for Wildlife Habitat Enhancement on Cañon Bonito Ranch: September 15 (Saturday). Participants will walk the restored uplands and riparian areas with owner and manager Mike Reardon, rangeland health specialist Kirk Gadzia and riparian restoration specialist Bill Zeedyk. During this extensive ranch walk-about, participants will see firsthand the inspiring results from 15 years of restoration.Topics covered will include: invasive juniper tree removal and landscape sculpting; when and how to use prescribed fire; planned livestock grazing and the benefits of animal impact; creek and wet meadow restoration practices using Zeedyk techniques; riparian brush clearing; water harvesting from ranch roads (road relocation and rolling dips); monitoring for rangeland health; photo monitoring; and mapping. Location: east of Wagon Mound, New Mexico. Cost $45. LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED. Click here to register and for more informaiton.

FREE WORKSHOP - Preparing for and Adapting to Drought in Northern New Mexico: Fri-Sun, September 28-29. The Quivira Coalition has partnered with Ecotone and the New Mexico Environment Department, Surface Water Quality Bureau, to offer a two-day workshop with the New Mexico Watershed Forum. Experts and landowners will offer information on adaptation to rapid changes in climate, practical land stewardship solutions, available funding sources and available technical resources. The workshop will include two afternoon field trips and time for group discussions. Participation is limited to 40 people. Location: Juniper Hill Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Register on our website; Land and Water/Restoration Workshops.

November 9 San Clemente, New Mexico,south of Albuquerque, near Los Lunas. Mingling on the Range - A Benefit Dinner for Quivira's New Agrarian Program at the home of Sandra Postel and Virginia Smith, the Bar Lazy S Ranch,6:00-8:30 pm. Please join us for an evening of James Ranch artisan cheese, wine and an informal dinner. Limited Reservations will be accepted until October 30 or until capacity is met. $100 per person. Additional donations are welcome. Quivira New Agrarian Program: providing apprenticeship opportunities for young people passionate about a career in sustainable agriculture.

EVENTS offered by other organizations:
[Please note contact information provided for questions and/or registration.]

2012 New Mexico Watershed Forum Workshops – Dates & Places. The New Mexico Watershed Forum is going on the road in 2012! Please consider attending one or more of these workshops on watershed management and restoration topics. For more information, including a printable schedule and the latest updates, please visit
  • Santa Fe – Sept. 21st and 22nd:  Caring for Arroyos in your Neighborhood.  Register with Felicity Broennan at (505) 820-1696 or e-mail her at: or go online:;
  • Pecos  -  Sept. 26th & 27th: A Changing Landscape:  The Pecos Watershed and its Future.  Register with Lexy St. James at (505) 757-3600 or e-mail her at:
  • Las Vegas  -  Sept. 28th & 29th: Preparing for and Adapting to Drought in Northern New Mexico.  Register with Molly Walton at (505) 820-2544, ext. 6# or e-mail her at:
Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance announces its Whole Ranch Planning Series. For a detailed description of the course, fees and the ranches we will visit,

Grassfed Exchange Conference, September 20 - 22, 2012 in Norfolk, NE.

FREE Volunteer Workshop on Mesteño Draw, Saturday, September 22 with riparian restoration specialist, Bill Zeedyk. For more information and to register, contact Joan Bybee at

Audubon New Mexico Presents: Southwest Women in Conservation 2012. Saturday, September 29th, 10am-1:00pm. Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary, Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information contact Maryam Miller at

Watershed Restoration: The Cutting Edge. Catching, Sinking, Storing and Using Water Where it Falls. October 6-7. Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center. Cerrillos, New Mexico. With: Brad Lancaster, Bill Zeedyk, Craig Sponholtz, Steve Carson and Amanda Bramble. $35/person.

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