The East Jemez Landscape Futures Project is jointly funded by:
Bandelier National Monument , the Landscape Conservation Initiative, and the USGS New Mexico Landscapes Field Station

The East Jemez Landscape Future is something neat...

Project Description

The East Jemez Landscape Futures (EJLF) project is a collaborative, landscape-scale approach to help guide future planning and research efforts in the severely altered landscapes of the eastern Jemez Mountains. 

 

EJLF seeks to address uncertainty by building a network of land managers, scientists, artists, NGOs and interested community members to inform future management, identify research needs, and capture stories from individuals and communities who were affected by these changes.

 

If we come up with a positive forward-looking project, even if it’s not restoration, if we have something positive to work together, it’ll give us a sense of purpose and hope

EJLF Participant

2017

How do we get back some of these traditional uses? It's going to take a long time.

EJLF Participant

2017

If we can’t get pines back, can we make trees out of oaks?

EJLF Participant

2017

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Research
Art & Story
Working Groups

We have been learning from the Jemez Mountains for centuries. The recent changes provide infinite questions. The answers will support land management decisions in the Jemez and throughout the West.

Science can often only get us part way to solutions to complex problems such as those we face on in the East Jemez. We are using art and story to help guide us as we make decisions about the future.

The reality of addressing a challenge as large as the one we face on the East Jemez is daunting. By developing watershed specific work groups we can drill down to actions in an interdisciplinary and place-based way.