non-governmental organization

Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund

Organization name: Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund

Organization website: http://cvnmef.org

Name: Talia Boyd

Email Address: talia@cvnm.org

Location: P. O. Box 1606, Grants, NM 87305 USA

Affiliation: Non-governmental Organization

If other, please specify: 501c3

Interests: Water resources, wildlife, tribal interests, youth engagement, environmental justice

Bio:  I am the Western NM Program Director for Conservation Voters NM Education Fund (CVNMEF), I work in McKinley and Cibola Counties, including surrounding tribal communities. 

Our vision is for a New Mexico where decision-makers and public policies represent the conservation values of our people.

Our mission
Protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico.
Engaging the people of New Mexico in our long-standing shared values of protecting our air, land, water and the health of our communities. We do this by mobilizing people to advocate on policy, enhancing the voting process, encouraging people to vote, cultivating conservation leaders and amplifying the voices of those most affected.

Our organizing commitment
We are committed to creating long-term change by working with communities to address environmental issues impacting their health and quality of life. We do this by bringing community members together to work on policy solutions, providing skills-building trainings and resources, organizing public events and connecting activists with decision-makers.

Native Plant Society of New Mexico

Organization name: Native Plant Society of New Mexico

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

Name: Jim McGrath

Email Address: sedges@swcp.com

Location:  

Affiliation: Non-governmental Organization

Interests: Water resources

Other interests: Biodiversity; protection of natural areas that preserve high plant and animal biodiversity representative of pre-settlement habitats

Bio: I am interested in the protection of natural areas - areas of high biodiversity or unique natural conditions that are representative of pre-settlement conditions - that is, before livestock grazing, logging, and mining and other human activities drastically reduced the biodiversity and abundance of wildlife and native plants. Such areas are rare in the Zuni Mountains and should be protected as representative of conditions that existed pre-settlement. Such areas represent our natural heritage and reveal the extent of human impacts upon our natural environment. I have worked as an independent contract botanist for 15 years, mainly performing rare plant surveys. I have performed a search for USFS sensitive plants in Lincoln National Forest, NM (2006) and I created a vegetation map and performed a botanical inventory of Stewart Meadows in Carson National Forest, NM (2006).

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.

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.

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.

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.