Upper Tijeras Creek Watershed-Based Plan
New native plants educational resource published
The Institute for Applied Ecology has published a new curriculum for educating students in grades 9-12 about native (and non-native) plants in New Mexico. This native plant curriculum is structured on the ecoregions of New Mexico and covers botany, community ecology, ethnobotany, invasive - so much! The New Mexico Native Plant Society supported this resource, "From Ponderosa to Prickly Pear: Exploring the Native Plants of New Mexico", and you can download the document here.
EPA releases Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool
EPA has announced the release of their Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST v1) for public distribution. Here is the link to the theoretical background documentation: http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=261780, and to the user's guide with case studies (and the tool itself): http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=262280
WMOST provides communities with the ability to assess the utility of green infrastructure practices as part of a larger Integrated Water Resources Management strategy.
American Red Cross announces a fire preparedness for smart phones
The Wildfire App gives you important information in the palm of your hand:
Preloaded content gives users instant access to information on what to do before, during and after wildfires – even without mobile connectivity
The latest updates from local, state and federal fire agencies in the “Wildfire News” section
Red Cross emergency shelter locator for when you need help
One-touch “I’m Safe” button that instantly posts a message to your social networks, notifying friends and family that you’re out of harm’s way, and more.
You may download the app by visiting their website: