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Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021

October 4, 2021Dear Gulch Community, We are so happy to share our new 2021 Annual Report! You can view it by clicking the button below. Annual Report 2021

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Bachechi in the Time of COVID

Bachechi in the Time of COVID

A double rainbow over the Bachechi Open Space Environmental Education Building reminds us all that COVID pass. In the meantime, we can celebrate our own resilience, adaptability, and the luck we have in enjoying natural spaces close to home. Bachechi in the Time of...

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Report From the Field: YCC Fall 2020

Report From the Field: YCC Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Youth Conservation Corps Pajarito Mountain, NM 10/8/20 – I was called to the field to replace staffer Donna for a few days with the YCC crew.  I headed up to Española, hopped on the bus, and drove right up the mountain.  The crew onboard assured me they were...

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Youth Conservation Corps Fall 2020

Youth Conservation Corps Fall 2020

YCC Fall 2020In 1933, just seven years after Hillis Howie took to the road with his first Trek, the Civilian Conservation Corps was started in an effort to put young people back to work after the Great Depression. With a lack of jobs, and a need to stimulate the...

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Alumni Profiles: Garret Meyer

Alumni Profiles: Garret Meyer

Alumni Profiles: Garret Meyer In Garret’s era, trekkers convened in St. Louis and began the expedition by driving to the Southwest. He was immediately impressed that everyone adhered to Mr. Howie’s goal that everyone should help everyone else - it was an adventure in...

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Alumni Profiles: Mia JespersenChavez

Alumni Profiles: Mia JespersenChavez

Alumni Profiles: Mia JespersenChavez Mia Jespersen-Chavez was introduced to the Gulch through day trips with her elementary school before trekking on the Outfit in 2014 and the Wild Country Trek in 2016. Now a senior in high school, she volunteers at the Bachechi...

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Interview with a SIWI teacher

Interview with a SIWI teacher

Interview with a SIWI Teacher SIWI (the Students in Wilderness Initiative) is a year-long program that combines classroom sessions with field experiences to teach students about public lands, particularly wilderness. In this course, students connect a wide variety of...

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“That Was Really Peaceful”

“That Was Really Peaceful”

"That was really peaceful" I got up Friday morning and prepared to do what I hadn't done in months: work outside with teens. I had the usual nervous thoughts: "Do I have everything in my daypack? Do I have a good backup plan in case it's needed? Have I given myself...

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Partnerships that Meet Community Needs

Partnerships that Meet Community Needs

Partnerships That Meet Community Needs July 2020 is the quietest July our Base Camp has seen in decades--no summer treks, no Rendezvous, no school groups--but we've kept ourselves plenty busy. In addition to several infrastructure projects (see the base camp updates...

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Miller Moth Madness!

Miller Moth Madness!

Army Cutworm aka Miller Moth Euxoa Auxiliaris Here in the high desert of the Southwestern US, May brings with it not only strong winds but as you seek shelter from the wind you may find you are not the only creature seeking respite inside your home, or cabin or tent....

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