Rio Grande Valley Broadband • Entered by Susan Ostlie on April 29, 2023
Sandia Collaborative meetings
January 3, 2023 – April 18, 2023
Participants and Hours
|Pre Planning hours||2|
|Post Admin hours||11|
Key Issue: Multiple apply
Activity Type: Relationship Building with non-white and/or frontline communities (relational meetings, attending events, community support, etc.)
Key Partners: two SWCD’s. Audubon, NM Native Plant Society, Pathways Wildlife corridors, 3 Pueblos, Sandia RD personnel, Neighborhood Assn’s, Fire districts, Acequia Assn’s, etc.
Short Description of Activity
4 Management committee meetings, 4 general Collaborative meetings and 1 Grant writing meeting. Includes writing summaries for all of these meetings. Mgmt 1 hour each – 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4; General meetings 1.5 hours each – 1/17, 2/21, 3/21 and 4/18; grant writing workshop 1.5 hours- 4/10. Each summary added 4 hours to the meeting times and the grant writing had 3 hours of reading to prepare.
Goal is to influence forest service policy to protect wildlife, watershed health and wildfire mitigation. Meetings also include trails and recreation policy and invasive and native plant identification and monitoring. Effectiveness varies, but other members have more specific interests than I do – my voice speaks for the plants and animals that have no voice. However, slowly, but surely, others have moved to include more interest in the wildlife and voiceless and their value to the watershed and forest in general.