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Daily Postcard: Sunrise At Pajarito

on March 28, 2017 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: Dawn Patrol - Sunrise on the trail Bruce's Boulevard and Daisy May. Photo by Eric Schaller

Pajarito - Spruce Lift at Bruce's Boulevard. Photo by Eric Schaller

Start Off April With Bird Walk In Cañada Bonita

on March 27, 2017 - 5:24pm

Dusky Grouse. Photo by Hari Viswanathan

PEEC News:

One of the best ways to begin bird watching is by looking for the birds typically seen and heard every day.

Join long-time Los Alamos resident and bird watcher Joe Fitzgibbon at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 1, for a hike along the Cañada Bonita and the Nordic Ski Trails. This high-elevation trek winds through mixed conifer forest and offers breathtaking views. This is the perfect opportunity for adults and children who can hike up to five miles to get outside and admire local species of birds.

14th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day: Register Now!

on March 27, 2017 - 10:18am

COUNTY News:

Lets keep Los Alamos litter free. Join the fun and help tidy up the community by collecting trash and recyclables from your neighborhoods and public places.

Free gloves and bags will be provided upon registration. The Eco Station will allow free trash disposal to all Los Alamos County residents. An appreciation lunch will be provided to volunteers noon–1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at Ashley Pond Park.

Register now by clicking here.

Experimental Living On The Edge Of Taos Desert: SAR Field Trip May 2017

on March 27, 2017 - 8:34am
Stanley Crawford. Courtesy photo
 
SAR News:
 
SANTA FE  Since the late 1880s, northern New Mexico has been a place of starting over.
 
But it really was in the early decades of the twentieth century, as people fled the collapse of modernity and the failure of progress in the wake of the Great War, that it came into its own as a refuge.
 
That’s the theme of the May 12, 2017, field trip sponsored by the School for Advanced Research (SAR). Study leaders are garlic farmer and writer Stanley Crawford, and Mabel Dodge Luhan historian Ellen Bradbury.

Kraft Heinz Commits To Clean Up Palm Oil Supply Chain

on March 27, 2017 - 8:33am
KRAFT HEINZ News:
 
SAN FRANCISCO  Today, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) welcomed the new palm oil policy issued by the Kraft Heinz Company, but continued to warn customers that its much-loved brands remain at risk of containing Conflict Palm Oil.
 
RAN called on the Kraft Heinz Company to develop a more robust policy after its merger in 2016, as both companies were lagging behind their peers in adopting commitments to end the destruction of all forests, peatlands and the egregious violations of human rights common in the operations of members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil,

VCNP Applications For 2017 Livestock Program

on March 27, 2017 - 8:20am
A range rider moves cattle within the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/NPS
 
VCNP News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve is seeking applications for its 2017 livestock grazing program.
 
The preserve is mandated by Congress to allow the grazing of livestock to the extent the use furthers scientific research or interpretation of the preserve’s ranching history.  
 
The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a one-year special use permit to a private operator to graze approximately 250 Animal Units per Month (AUMs) on the preserve during a four-month period

Daily Postcard: American Pasqueflower Blooms Near Ponderosa Estates

on March 27, 2017 - 7:58am
Daily Postcard: American Pasqueflower blooms Saturday near Ponderosa Estates in Los Alamos. Photo by John Scott

Sen. Heinrich Celebrates 4th Anniversary Designation Of Río Grande Del Norte National Monument

on March 26, 2017 - 7:26am

Río Grande del Norte National Monument. Courtesy photo

 

STATE News:

Saturday was the fourth anniversary of the designation of Río Grande del Norte National Monument in northern New Mexico. From the tops of Cerro de la Olla and Ute Mountain, to the depths of the Rio Grande Gorge, the Río Grande del Norte is one of the most 

spectacular places on earth.

Volunteers Needed To Improve And Maintain Trails

on March 26, 2017 - 6:48am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Spring on the Santa Fe National Forest means it’s time to get out and work on trails, getting them ready for the heavy use of the summer recreation season. 
 
Volunteer opportunities are waiting for anyone interested in donating some time and a little manual labor to benefit the forest.
  • Saturday, April 15 – Work will continue on the reroute of a steep and unsustainable leg of the original Borrego Trail, which is part of the Borrego/Bear Wallow Trail. Forest staff and volunteers plan to work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29 – Forest staff and volunteers will

Daily Postcard: Aerial View Heading To Los Alamos

on March 26, 2017 - 6:28am

Daily Postcard: Aerial view taken northwest of Los Alamos at noon Saturday with Pajarito ski slopes visible at upper left. Courtesy photo

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