Friday AM

Global Resource Center (GRC) Auditorium

8:30 AM – Awards Presentation

9:00 AM – KEYNOTE ADDRESS – KARL MALCOLM

Five Lessons from The Naturalists, The Technophiles, and the Transcendent Translators

What it takes to be an effective conservationist has always been fluid through time.  Put mildly, today’s social and ecological issues are intertwined, urgent, and complex, making the work as difficult as ever.  The large and widening gap between human experience and the deteriorating condition of natural systems that sustain our prosperity is the fundamental disconnect from which many of our current conservation failures stem.  By seeking wisdom in the successes of our predecessors and peers we might be better equipped to scour the challenges of our time in search of impactful opportunities for action. 

10:00 – 12:00 AM Presentations

ARCHAEOLOGY – GRC Auditorium

10:00 – 10:20 – Christopher D. Adams – Overview of Late 18th Century – 19th Century Apache Sites Located Along the Mimbres Valley, Gila National Forest.

10:25 – 10:45 – Belinda Mollard – Ritual Landscapes of the Gila Region.

10:50 – 11:10 – Fumi Arakawa – Archaeological Investigation at the Diamond Creek Locality in the Gila National Forest.

11:15 – 11:35 – Jorden Scott* – The Native Perspective.

11:40 – 12:00 – Lindsey Cron* – Pottery Analysis of Feature 2 at Berrenda Creek: An  Introduction to an Orphaned Collection.

* Denotes Student Presenter

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

POLICY and CLIMATE – GRC Classroom A,B,C

10:00 – 10:20 – Vandy Starkweather – The New Mexico Night Sky and Why We Need to Protect it.

10:25 – 10:45 – Susan Beck – Military Flight Training Over the Gila Region.

10:50 – 11:10 – Axie Navas – The Power of the Outdoor Recreation Economy in New Mexico.

11:15 – 11:35 – Joneen Cockman – Spring Soils, Lotic Flow and WOTUS in Hard Rock Country.

11:40- 12:00 – David DuBois – A Look Back at the Last 120 Years of Climate in SW New Mexico and Looking Forward

 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch