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Where: Santa Fe Conservation Trust's Conservation Homestead in Galisteo, NM
When: May 14, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm


Participants will learn restoration techniques and help install simple structures that will kickstart regeneration to reverse land degradation over time —including one rock dams, rock rundowns, juniper weirs, and media lunas. Participants will receive hands-on instruction on the construction of these simple structures. Tools and work gloves will be provided. Please wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, sturdy boots and a hat. Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen and sunglasses.


The event will be hosted by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust. Email to sign up and let them know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Wetland Restoration Workday

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Gentle Stream

Thinking Like Water is a documentary film project that offers a front row seat to Bill Zeedyk and his proteges who are transforming degraded wetlands and drylands into more resilient ecosystems – girding against the ravages of drought and climate change.
As the film nears completion, the production team is seeking donations to support the work and its distribution to a wide audience.
To learn more or contribute, please visit:

Preview: Thinking Like Water

Forest Fire

Wildland Urban Fire Summit Presentation:
Achieving Landscape Scale Piñon-Juniper Ecosystem Treatment Efficiency

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This four part series addresses what soil really is, what soil health looks like, and  how this relates to erosion, sediment accumulation, water conservation in the soil, and getting plants to grow. You will be introduced to the Five Soil Health Principles and learn how to conduct simple terrain measurements and soil observations to evaluate soil health conditions. The series was presented by Jan-Willem Jansens of Ecotone Landscape Planning, with support from Embudo Valley Library & Community Center, New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s Soil Health Program, and Quivira Coalition.

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Healthy Soils Webinar Series

Garden Soil

This three part series addresses the ecology of PJ ecosystems, both below and above ground, and what interactions take place between the surface and soil ecology. The webinars will identify local soil conditions and how to improve them. You will learn more about indicators of PJ ecosystem health below and above-ground, erosion and sedimentation in PJ ecosystems, how plants are connected through fungal networks, how the soil microbiome accumulates carbon, to what extent the soil system stores water, and the role of fire. The series was presented by Jan-Willem Jansens of Ecotone Landscape Planning and The Forest Stewards Guild, with support from the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s Soil Health Program, and Glorieta Freedom Ranch.

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Soil Health in Piñon-Juniper Woodlands

Webinar Series


Where: Quay Ranch in Tucumcari, NM
When: May 20-22, 2022

Learn how soil health and permaculture practices can work together to support new plant growth. Get-hands-on experience with techniques that spread and sink water, slow erosion and restore the soil.

This event is hosted in partnership among Quay Ranch, Ecotone Landscape Planning, the Seeding Regenerative Agriculture Project, NM Healthy Soil Working Group, Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance, and the New Mexico Foundation’s Permaculture Fund.

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Soil Health & Permaculture Workshop

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