Rio Grande Valley Broadband • Entered by Susan Ostlie on December 30, 2020

Sandia Collaborative – Invasive Plant project workshops

November 16, 2020 – December 4, 2020

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours 1
Activity Hours 2
Participants 2
Total Hours 5

Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Trainings (WALTS, CAREs/GLOWs, research, conferences, workshops, etc.)
Key Partners: Native Plant Society of NM, various Sandia Collaborative members, RGVBB
Landscape/area: Sandia Mountain Wilderness (37256 acres)

Short Description of Activity

11-16-2020 – 1 hour; planning for full collaborative meeting on the 17th;
12-4-2020 – 1 hour – planning for full collaborative presentation on 12-15.

Reflection/Evaluation

The goal was to decide who is not included and how to get more stakeholders to participate. We also discussed the need for trainings on the west side of the Sandias, in the Bosque (Shining River Trail) and along most of the trails in the Sandias for at least the first 1/2 mile or so. Tom Stewart, president of the NM Native Plant Society will spearhead this project, and will set up an iNaturalist website usable by the collaborative and the RGVBB, as well as numerous local HOA’s, neighborhood associations, and general local residents, as well as Open Space personnel.

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