youth engagement

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.

Zuni Mountain Chapter Back Country Horsemen

Organization name: Zuni Mountain Chapter Back Country Horsemen

Organization website: https://zunimountaintrailriders.wordpress.com/

Name: Anna Larson

Email Address: bchnmzunichapter@gmail.com

Location: P. O. Box 7235, Grants, NM 87020 USA

Affiliation: Non-governmental Organization

If other, please specify: 501c3

Interests: Forest health, Wildlife, Mountain biking, Hiking, Youth engagement, Backcountry horseback riding

Bio: Zuni Mountain Chapter Back Country Horsemen of New Mexico is the newest chapter in the state. Our current focus is the Cibola National Forest Mount Taylor Ranger district and surrounding areas. We have members from Gallup, Grants, Ramah, and Thoreau.

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.

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.

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.

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.