Escudilla Hike…

Escudilla Wilderness Hike Satruday, September 21 Meet at the Alpine Ranger Station, Alpine, AZ at 8:30am. Hike length 6 miles roundtrip. Hike to the top of Escudilla Mountain, written about by Leopold in one of his essays in A Sand County Almanac for the Mountain. Passages from Leopold’s writings will be read, and discussion of . . . → Read More: Escudilla Hike…

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Aldo Leopold & the Apache National Forest: Roots of a land ethic

Dr. Flader will begin by introducing us to Aldo Leopold as a conservationist deeply committed to the health of lands, wildlife, and watersheds. Her talk, titled Aldo Leopold & the Apache National Forest: Roots of a land ethic begins at 6:30.

Susan will focus on his land ethic and how we are connected to . . . → Read More: Aldo Leopold & the Apache National Forest: Roots of a land ethic

Journey Stories Special Events

Journey Stories Grand Opening:

Saturday August 10, 9am.

Featuring the Smithsonian Exhibition and companion exhibit, Journey to Springerville.

Location: Springerville Heritage Center, front steps

Check out the Journey Stories trailer on Youtube!

 

“Journeys-Aldo Leopold and the Apache National Forest”

Permanent Exhibit, opening August 10, 2013

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

USFS Apache-Sitgreaves Supervisor’s Office

30 S. Chiricahua . . . → Read More: Journey Stories Special Events

Howliday at Big Lake

Big Lake Howliday Campout Weekend July 19, 20, and 21, 2013

Join the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project for a fun-filled weekend learning about and celebrating the return of Mexican wolves to the wild. This year marks the 15 year anniversary of the first releases of Mexican wolves back into the wild in the Blue . . . → Read More: Howliday at Big Lake

BroadWALK – Leopold’s White Mountains – AZ, July 18-22

Dates: July 18-22, 2013

Location: near Nutrioso, AZ Cost: member $125, non-member $150

In the Footsteps of Leopold Broadband Leader Billie Hughes is our host for this incredible experience. Join us camping on her private land in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona near the New Mexico border where we’ll learn about the White . . . → Read More: BroadWALK – Leopold’s White Mountains – AZ, July 18-22

New Survey: Westerners Link Public Lands to Economic Prosperity, Quality of Life

Strong majorities reject selling off public lands; want protections for sensitive lands subject to drilling and prioritize renewable energy production in their state. 

COLORADO SPRINGS Westerners place a strong value on public lands, saying they are essential to their states economy and quality of life, according to the 2013 . . . → Read More: New Survey: Westerners Link Public Lands to Economic Prosperity, Quality of Life

WILD THINGS: A film about the war on native carnivores

Many ranchers are rejecting the old practice of killing large carnivores to protect livestock. Instead, they are increasingly using new technology and old methods of animal husbandry to coexist with carnivores.

Native carnivores bring balance to the landscape and keep ecosystems healthy. But they can also be seen as a threat to livestock, and for . . . → Read More: WILD THINGS: A film about the war on native carnivores

US Forest Service, partners win Emmy for ‘Green Fire’

Photo courtesy of Aldo Leopold Foundation

Aldo Leopold seated on rimrock above the Rio Gavilan in northern Mexico while on a bow hunting trip in 1938.

Posted by: Tiffany Holloway, Office of Communication, U.S. Forest Service And the Emmy goes to … The U.S. Forest Service, the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and . . . → Read More: US Forest Service, partners win Emmy for ‘Green Fire’

Killing Coyotes? Why?

   You know coyotes are among the most trapped animals in New Mexico . There are no regulations for season, method or bag limits or any restriction on the killing of these small wild canines. Now, a gun store in Los Lunas, Blackhawk Firearms, is holding a coyote killing contest. Shooters are signing up right . . . → Read More: Killing Coyotes? Why?

Climate Change Could Cripple Southwestern U.S. Forests: Trees Face Rising Drought Stress and Mortality as Climate Warms

ScienceDaily (Sep. 30, 2012) — Combine the tree-ring growth record with historical information, climate records, and computer-model projections of future climate trends, and you get a grim picture for the future of trees in the southwestern United States. That's the word from a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey, . . . → Read More: Climate Change Could Cripple Southwestern U.S. Forests: Trees Face Rising Drought Stress and Mortality as Climate Warms