MALPAI BORDERLANDS GROUP



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THE 2018 MBG SCIENCE CONFERENCE

The 2018 Malpai Borderlands Group Science Conference will be held Thursday, January 4th, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Geronimo Event Center just north of Rodeo, New Mexico.  Lunch will be available for purchase at the Event Center, as well as at several local venues (the Rodeo Tavern, Rodeo Grocery and the Portal Store).  The Event Center is located on NM Hwy 80 about two miles north of the town of Rodeo.  It is a 50-minute drive from Douglas, Arizona, and about the same from Lordsburg, New Mexico.  An agenda is below.

 2018 Science Conference

Malpai Borderlands Group

January 4, 2018

Geronimo Event Center

Rodeo, New Mexcio

 

9:30 AM         Welcome and Introductions:  Rich Winkler, Executive Director, Malpai Borderlands Group

9:45 AM         Keynote:  Bill McDonald, Past Executive Director, Malpai Borderlands Group

10:45 AM       Feasibility of a Regional Food Hub for Southwestern New Mexico. Benjamin Rassmussen, National Center for Frontier Communities

11:30 AM       Regional Food Networks for Southeastern Arizona. Tucson Food Bank

12:15 PM       Lunch Break

1:45 PM         Woody Plant Encroachment and Brush Management in the Context of Ecosystem Services.  Steve Archer, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona.                    

2:30 PM         Ecological Site Information as a Drought Adaptation Tool on Rangelands.  Amber Wyndham, NRCS MLRA Soil Survey, Pueblo, Colorado

3:15 PM         Evaluating Strategies for Sustainable Intensification on U.S.  Rangelands Through the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network.  Sheri Spiegel, Jornada Experimental Range, USDA. 

4:00 PM         Adjourn

 

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