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Monday, October 21, 7pm, Unitarian Universalist Santa Fe, 107 W Barcelona Rd, Santa Fe

Charles Eisenstein will be speaking on "CLIMATE – THE LIVING EARTH PARADIGM" at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 7pm, on October 21.

"Even if we cut emissions to zero, if we continue to degrade the organs of Gaia – the forests, wetlands, soil, water, whales, fish – then the Earth will still die a death of a million cuts." In this gathering, Charles Eisenstein draws out the profound implications of the Living Planet paradigm. He will discuss the limits of carbon accountancy, offering a holistic alternative that vastly broadens the scope of urgency, action, and hope. Shall we participate in a living Earth or a dying Earth? "When we participate in a living Earth, miracles of healing are possible. For we too are an organ of Gaia."

~ Charles Eisenstein

Ticket price: self-determined at the door.

Details.   Flyer.



Sunday, September 8, 9:30AM, Black Canyon Campground / Trailhead

LAST BLACK CANYON HIKE OF THE YEAR!

Sunday, Sept 8, 9:30am, see intro video.

Join Sam Hitt on walk through old growth roadless forest. Witness a forest cleared and burned in the name of fire prevention. Learn about Forest Wisdom and efforts to stop forest destruction.

Meet at the Black Canyon Campground trailhead parking lot on the Ski Basin road (Highway 475) just before Hyde Memorial State Park. Bring water and rain gear. The two mile hike with moderate uphill climb takes approximately 2 hours. Free. Everyone welcome.



August 29, 7pm, Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos in Santa Fe

Dominick DellaSala will be speaking in Santa Fe on Aug 29 at 7pm at the Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos in Santa Fe. All are invited.

Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala is President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon and President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section. He is an internationally renowned author of over 150 technical papers on forest and fire ecology, conservation biology, endangered species management, and landscape ecology.

See the Event Flyer.



August 28, 7pm, Santa Fe City Council

Join us at the Santa Fe City Council this Wednesday 8/28, 7pm, to urge Mayor Webber and Councilors to attend the free public lecture by Dr. Dominick DellaSala on Thursday. Anyone can speak for 2 minutes on any topic.

At 6pm we meet at Tres Colores restaurant across from City Hall 101 W. Marcy for tacos and conversation.

See attached letter to Mayor Webber for details.



SFMLRP Public Meeting Announcement – Make your views known on a massive forest clearing and burning project above Santa Fe.

Come to a public meeting. The first public meeting is this MONDAY 6/24 from 4:30 – 7:00 pm at the Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor's Office, 11 Forest Lane. The second is SATURDAY 6/29, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at Hondo Fire Station 2, 645 Old Las Vegas Highway. Show up early.

Click for more information and a sample comment letter



BLACK CANYON HIKE Sunday, June 2, 11am, and June 15, 11am

Join Sam Hitt and see for yourself old growth roadless forests ten minutes from the Plaza. Also, a forest cleared and burned in the name of fire prevention. Learn what you can do to preserve wilderness and stop forest destruction. Meet at the Black Canyon Campground trailhead parking lot on the Ski Basin road (Highway 475) just before Hyde Memorial State Park. Bring water and rain gear. The two mile hike with moderate uphill climb takes approximately 2 hours. Free. Everyone welcome.



BLACK CANYON HIKE Sunday, June 2, 11am

Join Sam Hitt and see for yourself old growth roadless forests ten minutes from the Plaza. Also, a forest cleared and burned in the name of fire prevention. Learn what you can do to preserve wilderness and stop forest destruction.

Meet at the Black Canyon Campground trailhead parking lot on the Ski Basin road (Highway 475) just before Hyde Memorial State Park. Bring water and rain gear. The two mile hike with moderate uphill climb takes approximately 2 hours. Free. Everyone welcome.



Dr. Chad Hanson, who is a forest and fire ecologist with the John Muir Project, and a National Director of the Sierra Club gave a talk entitled Fire in our Southwestern Forests: How can we protect our forests, our homes and ourselves? at Collected Works Bookstore on Sunday, September 23.

Dr. Hanson discussed our evolving understanding of the role of mixed-intensity fire in our forests, and the often seemingly counter-intuitive lessons that are emerging from the current science. He also discussed the importance of forest protection as climite change mitigation, and the ways that communities can safely coexist with wildland fire.

Videos of the talk are available online:

Introduction & Talk

Q & A Session

Areas of Agreement and Uncertainty - a written extract from Dr. Hanson's talk about points of agreement and uncertainty regarding forest management.

Bullet Points from Chad Hanson's Presentation

Thanks to Journey Santa Fe and Wild Earth Guardians for sponsoring the talk. It was well attended with more than 50 people in the audience.



George Wuerthner gave a talk on "Wildfire and Forest Health: Myths & Reality", on November 5, 2017 at Body of Santa Fe. You may have seen George's recent editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Recognizing the Growing Threat of Wildfire

We recorded George's talk on Sunday. It is availale online in two parts:

Part 1

Part 2










 

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