Jul
25
to Jul 26

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Workshop

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Monarch and Milkweed Conservation in the West – Durango, CO

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Optional one hour informal discussion from 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fort Lewis College, Dept. of Biology, Berndt Hall 235
Durango, CO

Thursday, July 26th, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Animas River Wetlands
Durango, CO

Join the Xerces Society, the Southwest Monarch Study, and Mountain Studies Institute for a workshop to learn more about western monarchs, milkweed, and how you can get involved in current conservation efforts.

The workshop will be broken into two sessions: an evening classroom session at Fort Lewis College followed by a morning field session along the Animas River. During the field session, we will search milkweeds for adult and immature monarchs, practice tagging and data collection, and tie in lessons learned from the classroom.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Citizen Science Volunteer Training
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

Citizen Science Volunteer Training

Join us for a free volunteer training. Learn how YOU can contribute to science and sustainability this summer while you are out hiking.

Bighorn Sheep Monitoring

PikaNet - Pika Monitoring

Invasive Plant Monitoring

Contact jeremy@mountainstudies.org with any questions. Hope you can join us! 

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Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Russian Olive Removal for Watershed Health

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Russian Olive Removal and Restoration of the Animas Watershed will be the next topic in a free series of talks on April 24, Tuesday evening at 6:30, at the Animas Valley Grange Hall, 7271 County Road 203 just north of Durango.  This topic will be presented by Amanda Kuenzi who is the Community Science Director of the Mountain Studies Institute.  She will talk about a grant- funded project to remove Russian Olive trees from Bakers Bridge to the New Mexico line.  Amanda leads MSI’s programs for citizen science and ecology field projects.

 

The Grange is sponsoring a series of informative talks by various local experts, and the talks will occur once each month.  Refreshments will be provided.

 

For further information, please call 385-5298.  See Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/animasvalleygrange/

 

If you come, please consider bringing a non-perishable food or some toiletry items (tooth paste, shampoo, soap, etc.) for our Children's Back Pack  and Pantry program  in cooperation with the Animas Valley Elementary School.  The school children will appreciate it.

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Join MSI at the Animas High School Chemistry Exhibition
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Join MSI at the Animas High School Chemistry Exhibition

The Animas High School Chemistry students, in partnership with Mountain Studies Institute, welcome the public to join them for their Exhibition at the Powerhouse Science Center. Students will be displaying and welcoming feedback on their conceptual designs and prototypes of educational exhibits. The students hope these exhibits can inspire the educational space that will be constructed as part of the future Administration Building at the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility. 

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Jack Frost Celebration & Honoring of 15 years
Dec
14
4:30 PM16:30

Jack Frost Celebration & Honoring of 15 years

Join us to celebrate 15 years of research and education in the San Juan Mountains. In the meantime follow our 15 stories for our 15 years. 

 

Together, let's:

  • thank partners and supporters
  • celebrate science, learning, and MSI's favorites stories 
  • launch the next 15 years together

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017 4:30-6:30pm
At "R Space" - 734 E. 2nd Ave
*libations and light appetizers will be served

RSVP by December 12 TO DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES TO WIN A PRIZE
FOR INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, click the RSVP Button below

Photo, ALEXPULLEN.com 

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Sharing Stories Across the Watershed
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Sharing Stories Across the Watershed

Three Diné speakers will share their perspectives about the importance of the Animas-San Juan river system to Navajo health, farming, and cultural practices.  Dr. Karletta Chief (Univ of AZ) will speak about the collaborative research partnership to monitor the San Juan River.  Duane “Chili” Yazzie (President, Shiprock Chapter) will describe the importance of subsistence farming to Diné communities. Janene Yazzie (Tó Bei Nihi Dziil organizer) will discuss efforts to organize tribal youth and community members around issues of water sovereignty.

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Bioclimate Mapping Workshop
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Bioclimate Mapping Workshop

Where:  Durango Rec. Center, Durango, CO 81301

Join us for presentations on Bioclimate models and change projections to inform forest adaptation in Southwestern Colorado.  Forest adaptation strategies can help reduce anticipated impacts of climate change and increase the likelihood of maintaining forest cover into the future.  Bioclimate models provide spatially explicit projections of impacts to tree species that can be used to guide adaptation at landscape and project scales. 

For more information, visit http://www.mountainstudies.org/bioclimate

Contact Priscilla@mountainstudies.org or 970-387-5161 with questions

 Please register at Bioclimate Workshop

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Connecting for Conservation: mini-workshop
Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

Connecting for Conservation: mini-workshop

Join us November 1 for a mini-workshop that builds upon the success of the original C4C to offer opportunities for the growth and improvement of existing partnerships, and encourage a broader dialogue about the greatest potential and impact of collaborative conservation efforts. This mini-workshop will lay the groundwork for a larger, more in-depth workshop next spring (2018). 

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Climate Change in the Upper Dolores - Trout or Drought
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Climate Change in the Upper Dolores - Trout or Drought

Where: Room 130 in Noble Hall, Fort Lewis College, Durango CO

Join Trout Unlimited and Mountain Studies Institue for a presentation and conversation about potential climate change impacts on trout habitat and populations in the Dolores River. Partners from both organizations will present findings from a recent coldwater-fisheries adaptive management framework and answer questions from stakeholders.

Contact page@mountainstudies.org with questions. 

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