By Published On: April 23, 2024

IWJV Management Board looks at Western Forests on New Mexico tour

The IWJV’s Management Board met in Santa Fe, New Mexico in early April and had a fantastic field tour focused on forestry topics. The tour started off with a visit to the Santa Clara Pueblo to look at riparian restoration and post-fire erosion prevention projects and then visited the Puye Cliff Dwellings. Staff from the Forest Stewards Guild led great talks about their watershed restoration and fireshed collaborative efforts while the group traveled to the Randall Davey Audubon Center. While there, speakers shared about pinyon jay citizen science efforts and the group took a walk with representatives from the City of Santa Fe to learn about the municipal watershed and forestry management to conserve that resource. Evening discussions with IWJV staff and New Mexico’s State Forester topped off an incredibly informative day illustrated by beautiful New Mexican landscapes and partners. Thank you to all who made this time possible!