Conservation_Reclaiming our Reparian Backyard

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Published on July 18, 2014

Author: csimkovich

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Reclaiming Our Riparian Backyard: Igniting community interest in restoring urban habitat.: Reclaiming Our Riparian Backyard: Igniting community interest in restoring urban habitat. Great Horned Owl Maria Thomas Asst. Curator, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden Historic Use of Natural Resources: Historic Use of Natural Resources 1881 Acequia Madre off the Rio Grande near Albuquerque 1897 irrigation d itch on the Rio Grande 1915 log jam on the Rio Grande Vision of Conservation: Vision of Conservation Albuquerque and the Rio Grande 20’s- 40’ Aldo Leopold 1928 “There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other, and the relation of people to land .” –Aldo Leopold New Era of Resource Management: New Era of Resource Management 1935 erosion c ontrol e fforts 1932 digging Alameda Interior Drain 1930’s canal construction PowerPoint Presentation: September 2003 Rio Grande river and adjacent conveyance channel New Era of Resource Management New Era of Resource Management: New Era of Resource Management 1931 and 1945 Tingley Beach, part of original Rio Grande Park concept 1945 Clyde Tingley 1940 view from the Rio Grande New Era of Resource Management: New Era of Resource Management Rio Grande Raft Race, 1980 Albuquerque Early 1980’s Albuquerque Can dump on the Rio Grande “Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching- even when doing the wrong thing is legal .” -Aldo Leopold   Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Bosque: Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Bosque 2013 Aerial of Botanic Garden and surrounding area Albuquerque portion of Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden: ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden Cottonwood Gallery Restoration: Cottonwood Gallery Restoration Conceptual Landscape Plan- Cottonwood Gallery Nature Trails and Outdoor Classroom View from North End Natural Low Area- Ponding Site Outdoor Classroom Site Old San Gabriel a.k.a. “Itchigoo” Park: Old San Gabriel a.k.a. “ Itchigoo ” Park “Many a Sunday afternoon were spent there…I remember the hot cop at the entrance to the park, checking IDs.” “ Itchigoo Park was a song from the late 60s or early 70s…Lots of people called it that..” “I remember Itchigoo Park!! My Aunt would take my sisters and I to the park. We always knew that a lot "WENT ON" at the park, and would make jokes about it.” “I remember being young and hanging with an aunt who was supposed to be babysitting my sister and I and instead took us "cruising" with her friends through San Gabriel .” BioPark Exhibit Graveyard: BioPark Exhibit Graveyard “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. ~Aldo Leopold Reduce Reuse Recycle Volunteers and Community Partners- Building a Legacy: Volunteers and Community Partners- Building a Legacy UNM Greek Life 2013 Volunteers and Community Partners- Building a Legacy: Volunteers and Community Partners- Building a Legacy UNM Greek Life 2013 Volunteers and Community Partners- Building a Legacy: Volunteers and Community Partners- Building a Legacy Eagle Scout Service Project- BSA Troop 220 Volunteers and Community Partners- Building a Legacy: Volunteers and Community Partners- Building a Legacy Eagle Scout Service Project- BSA Troop 220 Change Begins at Home: Change Begins at Home BioPark Staff Sweat Equity Change Begins at Home: Change Begins at Home BioPark Staff Sweat Equity Cottonwood Gallery Opening Day 8.30.2013: Cottonwood Gallery Opening Day 8.30.2013 Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. -Gary Snyder Cottonwood Gallery- Urban Wetland and Outdoor Classroom: Cottonwood Gallery- Urban Wetland and Outdoor C lassroom Cottonwood Gallery- Urban Wetland and Outdoor Classroom: Cottonwood Gallery- Urban Wetland and Outdoor C lassroom PowerPoint Presentation: Interpretative Signage PowerPoint Presentation: Habitat Education and Conservation PowerPoint Presentation: Ecosystem Exploration Station References :: Cartron , Lightfoot, Mygatt , Brantley, Lowrey .   A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2008. Cook , Candolin.  ” The Makings of a Real City”-Aldo Leopold and Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Park (unpublished) 2014. Schmader , Matt.   Images of America Albuquerque’s Parks and Open Space Charlston , SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2011. Scurlock , Dan.   From the Rio to the Sierra: An Environmental History of the Middle Rio Grande Basin Ft. Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. References : 1918 Aldo Leopold on the mudflats of the Rio Grande Many Thanks To: : Photo Credits ABQ BioPark Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives Albuquerque Open Space Division The Aldo Leopold Foundation Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections Sharyn Davidson Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District Robin McClannahan Many Thanks To: www.abqbiopark.com Resource Assistance ABQ BioPark Staff and Volunteers Duke City Fix, www.dukecityfix.com Nancy Brown-Martinez, CSWR Ref. PowerPoint Presentation: “The hope of the future lies not in curbing the influence of human occupancy but in creating a better understanding of the extent of that influence and a new ethic for its governance.”  -Aldo Leopold

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