Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

Organization name: Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

Organization website: http://www.cottonwoodgulch.org

Name: Kris Salisbury

Email Address: kristafari@yahoo.com

Location:  659 Hwy 612, Thoreau, NM 87323 USA

Affiliation: Non-governmental Organization

Interests: Youth engagement

Bio: We are a 90 yr old wilderness education non-profit running summer programs for 2-6 weeks for 10-18 yr old youth. We also provide outdoor school classrooms programming for K-12 offering 1-14 days programs. We operate a 540 acre base camp located in Thoreau, NM that adjoins the Cibola National Forest.

McKinely County Fire & EMS

Organization name: McKinely County Fire & EMS

Organization website: http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/158/Fire-Rescue

Name: Jason Carlisle

Email Address: jcarlisle@co.mckinley.nm.us

Location:  413 Bataan Memorial Drive, Gallup, NM 87305 USA

Affiliation: Government agency

Interests: Fire ecology, Wildlife, Mountain biking, Hiking, Off-highway vehicle use, Wood products

Bio: McKinley County Fire & EMS is comprised of 18 Fire Districts with a total of 22 stations that covers 5600 square miles of territory. MCF&EMS is a combination paid and volunteer department is 12 paid employees and over 300 volunteers.

Susan Ostlie

Organization name: Co-leader, Rio Grande Valley Broadband of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Organization website:

Name: Susan Ostlie

Email Address: susanostlie@yahoo.com

Location: 2401 Madre Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2505 United States

Affiliation: Resident, Recreational user

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources, Wildlife, Hiking

Bio: My husband and I have been landowners in the Zuni Mountains since the 1970's, and also lived and worked in Grants for 9 years in the 1980's. We are committed to advocating for a healthy landscape in the property we own, and also for all of the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. I am an active member of the collaboratives associated with the Zuni Mt. CFLR and the Cibola NF plan revision process. I feel strongly that it is necessary to speak for a healthy landscape on the Cibola - for the plants and animals that should appear in that landscape.

Rio Grande Valley Broadband of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Organization name: Rio Grande Valley Broadband of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Organization website: http://greatoldbroads.org

Name: Susan Ostlie

Email Address: susanostlie@yahoo.com

Location: 2401 Madre Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2505 United States

Affiliation: Non-governmental Organization

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources, Wildlife, Hiking

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Bio: The Rio Grande Valley Broadband of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness is interested in learning about landscape level forest restorations, and their effect on riparian habitats and wildlife. Our group sees a return to the forest conditions of 150 years ago as desirable in terms of healthy landscapes. We are willing to participate in monitoring of water quality in the Zuni Mountains, and in educating our members and others about what a fire resilient forest should look like.

Larry Winn

Name: Larry Winn

Email Address: larry2747@outlook.com

Location: 3411 Ciniza Dr., Gallup, NM 87301 USA

Affiliation: Forestry contractor, Resident, Recreational user, Elected official

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources, Wildlife, Hiking, Other

If other, please specify:: Ecological restoration

Bio: I am a retired psychologist and executive director of a community-oriented 501(c) (3) in Gallup. I am a Supervisor with McKinley SWCD and an employee of Lava SWCD. I am a realistic environmentalist, a contractor for thinning projects, and a restorationist. I am also the Point of Contact for the Mt. Taylor Landscape Team and the Mt.Taylor / Zuni Mts.Collaborative, working with the Cibola National Forest.

McKinley Soil and Water Conservation District

Organization name: McKinley Soil and Water Conservation District

Name: Larry Winn

Email Address: larry2747@outlook.com

Location: 2330 E. Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301 USA

Affiliation: Government agency

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources, Wildlife, Hunting, Mountain biking, Hiking, Grazing, Tribal interests, Youth engagement, Backcountry horseback riding, Off-highway vehicle use, Livestock grazing, Wood products, 

Bio: McKinley Soil and Water Conservation District covers almost half of the Zuni Mountains area.

Lava Soil and Water Conservation District

Organization name: Lava Soil and Water Conservation District

Name: Larry Winn

Email Address: larry2747@outlook.com

Location: 1020 Nimitz Dr., Grants, NM 87020 USA

Affiliation: Government agency

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources, Wildlife, Hunting, Mountain biking, Hiking, Grazing, Tribal interests, Youth engagement, Backcountry horseback riding, Off-highway vehicle use, Livestock grazing, Wood products

Bio: Lava Soil and Water Conservation District includes over half of the Zuni Mountains area.

Angela Gregory

UNM

Organization name: University of New Mexico

Name: Angela Gregory

Email Address: agregory@unm.edu

Location: MSC01 1070, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 USA

Affiliation: Non-governmental Organization, Graduate school student

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources

Bio: I am interested in providing support with regards to ecohydrological processes in the Zuni Mountains. In particular, I can be of assistance with efforts related forest treatments and fire (wild or managed), and their impacts on components of the hydrologic balance, especially related, but not limited to snow. Additionally, as a member of Mark Stone's research group, I can help build collaborations where more focus is placed on understanding connections between biological and fluvial processes in Zuni Mountain streams.

BRL Logging

BRL logging

Organization name: BRL Logging

Name: Kimberly and Happy Simpson

Email Address: brl_logging@yahoo.com

Location: https://www.google.com/maps/@35.162236,-107.834704,14z?hl=en, PO Box 1389, Grants, NM 87020 USA

Affiliation: Business

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources, Wildlife, Hunting, Hiking, Youth engagement, Off-highway vehicle use, Wood products

Bio: We are doing forest restoration in the Zuni Mountains to make our forest healthier for ourselves and our children. We ride ATVs, hunt, fish, hike and love our mountains.

Shawn Martin

Shawn Martin

Organization name: USDA Forest Service

Name: Shawn Martin

Email Address: samartin@fs.fed.us

Location: 2113 Osuna Road, Albuquerque, NM 87113 USA

Affiliation: Government agency

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Wood products

Bio: I came to work for the Cibola NF in November 2014 as the Forest Silviculturist. I develop prescriptions for all vegetation management projects across the forest, as well performing NEPA analysis and modeling treatment alternatives. I am interested in working with and helping to grow the network of ZMC partners, and working to restore resilient forests, meadows, and watersheds throughout the Zuni Mountains.

Forest Stewards Guild

Organization name: Forest Stewards Guild

Email Address: eytan@forestguild.org

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/4zmO4, 2019 Galisteo Street, Suite N7, NM 87505 USA

Affiliation: Non-governmental Organization

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources, Wildlife, Tribal interests, Youth engagement, Wood products

Bio: The Forest Stewards Guild has been working in the Zuni Mountains since 2005 with the Bluewater I CFRP project. That effort has led to others and eventually to the CFLR. The Guild also hosts a Forest Stewards Youth Corps crew at the Mount Taylor Ranger District for high school aged youth. For 9 weeks in the summer they work to improve the condition of forests, watersheds, and recreation resources.

Eytan Krasilovsky

Organization name: Forest Stewards Guild

Name: Eytan Krasilovsky

Email Address: eytan@forestguild.org

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/4zmO4, 2019 Galisteo Street, Suite N7, NM 87505 USA

Affiliation: Non-governmental Organization

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources, Wildlife, Mountain biking, Hiking, Youth engagement, Wood products

Bio: I have worked in the Zuni Mountains since 2005. First as a naturalist with Cottonwood Gulch Foundation and then with the Forest Stewards Guild. This is an important landscape at risk for radical change from high-intensity wildfire and i have been working to restore ecosystem process and structure. I also like to recreate in the Zuni Mountains by bike.

Esmé Cadiente

Organization name: Forest Stewards Guild

Name: Esme Cadiente

Email Address: esme@forestguild.org

Location:  2019 Galisteo St., Santa fe, NM 87505 USA

Affiliation: Non-governmental Organization

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources, Wildlife, Mountain biking, Tribal interests, Youth engagement, Wood products

Bio: Working for the Forest Stewards Guild, I am interested in improving forest health, engaging youth in forest stewardship and providing local jobs and NM wood products in the Zuni Mountains through a pro-active, collaborative approach that creates long-term resilience of our forests and communities.

Matt Piccarello

Organization name: Forest Stewards Guild

Name: Matt Piccarello

Email Address: matt@forestguild.org

Location:

2019 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87505 USA

Affiliation: Non-governmental Organization

Interests: Forest health, Fire ecology, Water resources, Wildlife, Tribal interests, Youth engagement, Wood products

Bio: I was first introduced to the Zuni Mountains in 2012 as a seasonal employee for the Forest Stewards Guild conducting stand exams. As the Community Forestry Coordinator for the Guild, I am interested in helping to grow the network of ZMC partners, engaging youth in restoration and ecological monitoring, and helping to restore forests and watersheds in the Zuni Mountains.