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Espanola/Canjilon Pilot Study: Economic, social, and cultural aspects of public land grazing on the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests

Publications Posted on: August 06, 2010
Many of the livestock grazing permittees on the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests in northern New Mexico are descendants of Hispanic settlers who have farmed and ranched in the region for 400 years. Much of the permitted land was formerly owned or used by local communities under Spanish and Mexican land grants.

How great a thirst? Assembling a river restoration toolkit

Publications Posted on: August 06, 2010
The Rio Grande River's biologically troubled status is clearly linked to present and historic water management. To restore the river to pre-settlement conditions will take a "tool kit" that holds authorities, knowledge, and skills needed to correct historical neglect and abuse. Tools include awareness, planning, partnerships, engineering solutions, and a cross-section of public and private individuals.

Resolving resource conflict: A bigger pie

Publications Posted on: August 06, 2010
One of today's critical questions for ranchers is how to gain economic benefits from natural resources without damaging biodiversity. Ranchers today face declining beef prices, escalating resource prices, and taking on costs once covered outside the industry. Ranchers join environmentalists and agency personnel in the struggle to meet evolving needs of the American people.

Water democracies on the Upper Rio Grande, 1598-1998

Publications Posted on: August 06, 2010
The acequia irrigation systems of northcentral New Mexico and southern Colorado are the oldest, continuously functioning water management institutions in the United States. For a period of four hundred years, 1598-1998, the acequias have sustained the agropastoral economies of the region while protecting the watershed resources on which downstream water stakeholders depend.

Dynamic human landscapes of the Rio del Oso: Restoration and the simulation of past ecological conditions in the Upper Rio Grande Basin

Publications Posted on: August 06, 2010
The successful restoration of riparian ecosystems to sustainable conditions requires that we understand the dynamic historical relationships between humans and the environment. Research is needed that measures the continuing effects of past human activities on contemporary ecosystem structure and function. An interdisciplinary approach is needed that incorporates expertise from archaeology, paleoecology, plant ecology, and geology.

Rio Grande Basin and the modern world: Understanding scale and context

Publications Posted on: August 06, 2010
Environmental problems are social issues, embedded in economic and political contexts at the local, regional, national, and global levels. Placing environmental issues on the scale from local to global clarifies conflicts between the level at which problems originate and the level at which they must be addressed.

Rio Grande ecosystems: Proceedings introduction

Publications Posted on: August 06, 2010
These proceedings are an outcome of a symposium and workshop of the same title held June 2-5, 1998, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hosted by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station and the U.S.

Impacts of forest management on runoff and erosion

Publications Posted on: March 04, 2010
In a parallel study, ten small watersheds (about 5 ha) were installed in the Priest River Experimental Forest (PREF) in northern Idaho, and another ten were installed in the Boise Basin Experimental Forest (BBEF) in central Idaho. The long-term objective of the study is to compare the effects of different forest management activities on runoff and sediment delivery.

Rio Grande ecosystems: linking land, water, and people: Toward a sustainable future for the Middle Rio Grande Basin

Publications Posted on: January 22, 2010
These proceedings are an outcome of a symposium and workshop held June 2-5, 1998 in Albuquerque, NM. Hosted by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Bosque Improvement Group, in collaboration with numerous partners from a variety of sectors, the symposium was designed to report on current research and development activities in the Middle Rio Grande Basin.

Understanding and evaluating cumulative watershed impacts

Publications Posted on: January 12, 2010
Considerable effort is devoted to evaluating cumulative watershed impacts during planning for forestry activities on federally managed lands.