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Multi-State Salinity Coalition 2013 Summit

The goal of the MSSC is to effectively foster communication and dialogue on related desalination and salinity management-related policy matters through quarterly meetings, correspondence, and the development, sponsorship and presentation of an annual national desalination and salinity management summit for local, regional, and national leaders.

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Water Resources Research Council Annual Conference: Registration Now Open!

Join us for an outstanding program addressing issues critical to securing our water future, from groundwater sustainability, to environmental implications of stressed water supplies, to policy options for local, regional, and federal decision-makers. Organized in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, the conference is open to everyone with an interest in ensuring a reliable and sustainable water supply for our future.

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Environmental Flows Bulletin December 2012

In this issue of Environmental Flows Bulletin, the Utton Center presents stories from three of the state's most important rivers: the Rio Grande, the Gila, and the Pecos. We also offer voices and perspectives critical to understanding the complexity of water in New Mexico-and the challenges the state faces in a time of drought and climate change.

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Albuquerque Wildlife Federation December 2012 Newsletter

The Albuquerque Wildlife Federation's newsletter for December, 2012, includes information on volunteer projects for 2013, annual membership, and recent news bulletins of interest.

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EPA Climate Change and Water News 11/2012

Including topics such as Early Registration for 2013 Climate Leadership Conference, website on Hurricane Sandy Response & Recovery, report on 'Opportunities to Advance Sustainability in California's Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program', Registration for December 4th Symposium on the Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy, video "EPA Scientists at Work: Managing Sewer Overflows with Green Infrastructure", and lease of Delaware offshore wind.

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Undergrad Internship at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Natural History Research Experiences (NHRE) is a 10-week summer internship program hosted at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

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Albuquerque Wildlife Federation November 2012 Newsletter

Newsletter with information on recent projects, December meeting & holiday potluck, and membership application.

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Association for Fire Ecology Congress

The Association for Fire Ecology presents the 5th Annual Fire Ecology and Management Congress: Uniting Research, Education, and Management

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Federal Forest Resource Coalition Weekly Report

Newsletter for the week of November 9, 2012, including an election summary & headlines: "Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Better Forest Management", "Peterson Calls for Quick Farm Bill Action", "In Shocking Development, Thinning Project Tames Fire Behavior", "Washington GOP Members Call for Better Forest Management", "Francis Marion NF Begins Plan Revision"

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Fire Science now available on mobile

FireScience.gov is your one-stop source to access fire science information, resources and funding announcements for scientists, fire practitioners and decision makers. Now it is available on your mobile device, including all Scribd articles. (Main site: http://www.firescience.gov/index.cfm)

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Leadership Transition at Quivira Coalition

On November 1, 2012, the Board formally appointed Avery C. Anderson as Quivira’s new Executive Director! Courtney will assume the title of Founder and Creative Director and will focus on fundraising, writing and outreach activities.

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Malpai Borderlands Group 2013 Science Conference

The Annual MBG Conference will include workshops such as Landscape Restoration in Chihuahuan Desert Shrub/Grasslands, Economics of Federal Fire Policy, Status of the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program, Prairie dogs and cattle interactions, Forest Insects, and Preservation Archaeology Around the Chiricahuas. Presenters come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, including the Forest Service, USDA, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and multiple professors of domestic and international schools. Keynote Speaker: The Bureau of Land Management’s “Restore New Mexico” Program. Jesse J. Juen, State Director, BLM New Mexico

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Submit a Proposal: Invasive Plant Management in Forested Areas Funding from Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Dept

The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division is seeking applications to address management of invasive plants on state, private, and public non-federal lands from Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMAs) where noxious weeds threaten forested acres. This RFP’s primary goal is to increase local capacity to manage and prevent invasions of noxious weeds in forested areas. Projects must emphasize prevention and treatment of invasive plants. Projects must focus on species included in the NM Noxious Weed List (http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SFD/Publications/documents/weedlist2009_final.pdf). Deadline: December 7, 2012 by 4:00pm

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Surface Water Quality Bureau Proposes Withdrawal of the Total Maximum Daily Load(TMDL) for Red River

The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Surface Water Quality Bureau (SWQB) is inviting the public to comment on the draft “total maximum daily load” (TMDL) withdrawal document for the Red River (Rio Grande to Placer Creek). A TMDL is a planning document that establishes specific goals to meet water quality standards in waterbodies where pollutant limits are exceeded. Due to recent changes to the water quality standards and assessment of available data for the 2012-2014 Clean Water Act 303d/305b Integrated List, SWQB proposes to withdraw the 2006 dissolved aluminum TMDL for Red River (Rio Grande to Placer Creek).

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Application for Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel

USDA Forest Service is seeking nominations and applications for 12-15 vacancies on the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Technical Advisory Panel (Panel). The CFRP Panel evaluates grant proposals that may receive funding though the CFRP and uses a consensus based process to provide recommendations to the Forest Service on which ones best meet the program objectives.

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Forest Products - Into the Future Conference: Structural wood tech, bioproduct derivatives, cellulosic fibre

Join us for Forest Products – Into the Future, the two-day conference and annual meeting of the Forest Products Society Eastern Canadian Section, being held October 31 to November 1, 2012 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. For those who can’t join onsite - we will have live web streaming. Come and learn about the latest structural wood product technologies; what is coming from bioproduct derivatives; and how work at the molecular level will affect the future use of cellulosic fibre. Topics include: CNC and Robotics, Automation for the Wood Manufacturing Industry Biorefining of Kraft Lignin Biological Demethylation of Kraft Lignin Naturally Versatile: Use of Engineered Wood Product - Trends for Glulam, CLT, SIP Designing with Wood Biorefinery and Lignin Opportunities Nordic CLT Opportunities and Barriers to First Nation Participation in the Forestry Businesses

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EPA Climate Change and Water News

Key points about recent events in the EPA concerning climate change and water.

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NM Watershed Forum - Four Corners River Health Workshop

Collaborating for Water Quality in the San Juan Basin - FREE workshop and field trip with optional mine tour

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Watershed Forum Workshop on the Canadian River

Canadian River Riparian Restoration Project - Treatment Results and Discussion

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