Last week, on a blustery spring day at Rio Fernando Park, students assembled in teams from Taos High School and Peñasco High School to compete against one another in applied environmental knowledge. Sponsored locally by Taos Soil and Water Conservation District and hosted by the Taos Land Trust, the national
Picture a park. You may envision a playground or people walking their dogs. Maybe you even think of a river or a lake. But did you imagine a student testing the water quality of that river? Setting up animal cameras? Mapping vegetation types? All of this and more takes place
It may in fact be almost March but its still a new year. And for those of you still hanging on desperately to your New Year’s resolution to read MORE books and read BETTER books we’re here to help. After some painstaking and heart-wrenching research here in the Taos Land
What’s the buzz on bees? They’re anything but boring! When most people think of bees they picture fluffy, black and yellow insects making honey, but there’s more to pollinators than just honeybees. Native bees make up the vast majority of bees, with 4,000 species in the US and Canada alone.
Creating and protecting wildlife habitat is an important aspect of conservation. On the Rio Fernando Park property, we have many different animals that rely on the diverse habitat provided by the river, trees, and old farm land. To better protect these habitats, we need to know what animals are present
Earlier in June, Taos Land Trust staff attended an Equity Diversity and Inclusion in Conservation Training in Albuquerque. The training was put on by the Center for Diversity and the Environment (CDE), a non-profit whose vision is “a healthy, flourishing planet and society that sustainably and equitably meets the needs
We started the morning with Vincente and Joe Fernandez, brothers and Mayordomo and Commissioner of the Acequia del Sur del Cañon here in Taos. This particular acequia claims a “priority date” of 1796 and currently has about 300 parciantes – or partners that share the water. “We survive as a community.
On Friday, April 13 we hosted two dozen Taos educators at Rio Fernando Park to help us plan for Taos outdoor education opportunities. We are including an outdoor education component in our planning for the park from the get go. What kind of activities and classes do teachers want to