SJC Watershed Partnership

Welcome to Our Next VISTA Volunteer -- Jared Daniels!

We are very excited to announce that our NEW AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer, Jared Daniels, has officially joined our team! Jared will be living in Tierra Amarilla and working from the Bureau of Reclamation office in Chama. If you see him around town, please say hello!

Jared Daniels

Jared Daniels

Jared Daniels is the 2019-2020 AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer for Chama Peak Land Alliance and the Bureau of Reclamation. He is from West Nyack, New York and has an Associates of Science in Environmental Science from Hudson Valley Community College and a Bachelors of Science in Geology from SUNY New Paltz. Jared has an interest in developing beneficial relationships between humans and their natural surroundings and views the goals of the CPLA and Bureau of Reclamation with the San Juan-Chama Watershed Partnership as a great fit. Having took part in a ten day geology field excursion of North New Mexico in 2015, he grew to love the natural beauty of the state. He jumped at the opportunity to be here for a year and perform good works for the community towards sustainability and responsible land stewardship.

You can learn more about the San Juan-Chama Watershed Partnership on their website.

4th Annual Rio Chama Congreso - Registration Open Now!

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Sponsored by the San Juan-Chama Watershed Partnership, the 4th annual Rio Chama Watershed Congreso is to be held February 23, 2019 from 8 am to 5 pm at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

The congreso concept is that collaborative decision-making can combine local knowledge with scientific management to sustain indigenous cultures, provide educational and economic opportunity for young residents and protect our resources. Last year’s event explored a dozen river and watershed restoration projects that have potential to improve the quality of life for all residents-ranchers, villagers, and recreationists who rely on the Rio Chama. This year’s theme is “Infrastructure Challenges”.

You are invited to participate! Together with students and other citizens, agencies (Forest Service, Game and Fish, State Engineer) and non-governmental organizations (NM Association of Conservation Districts, Chama Peak Land Alliance, Rio Grande Restoration, and others) help to decide how to best address our water and land management challenges in the Chama Basin.

Please SHARE this invitation and if you find others in your community or agency are also interested, by all means urge them to register. There is no charge to participate and lunch is provided. More information, including a full agenda, will be made available on the San Juan-Chama Watershed Partnership website prior to the event.