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  • Friends of Bandelier
    Celebrating its fifth year the BCC takes youth from local communities and pueblos to form a trail and conservation crew for work in Bandelier These young men and women spend their days on the trail network tackling the huge task of post fire trail repair Bandelier Conservation Corps Preservation Program As a result of the success of the BCC Bandelier established a new program this year the Preservation Program The program is similar to the BCC but focuses on preservation specifically the preservation of ancestral archaeological sites Learn more here Horno Move and Reconstruction For many years an horno near the Visitor Center has been used for cultural demonstrations Since 2011 the horno has been located outside the flood wall constructed to protect the Visitor Center from post fire floods The Friends have contributed 1000 to dismantle the horno and rebuild it inside the flood wall at a more permanent location Dorothy Hoard Backcountry Ranger This summer and fall Ranger Lee Ferrill has guided visitors into the Bandelier Backcountry Learn more here Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award for 2015 We are pleased to announce that Dale Coker is the recipient of this award Follow this link for more information You can

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  • Friends of Bandelier
    of Friends activities and of key issues affecting the monument through letters field trips and announcements in the local newspapers What Do the Friends Do The Friends of Bandelier try to help where we can do the most good We provide support for Archaeology Education Handicapped Access Native Crafts Visitor Amenities Scientific Research Board of Trustees Laura Bohn Los Alamos NM Fletcher Catron Santa Fe NM Eric Edmonds Los Alamos

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  • Current News
    will focus on getting visitors into the backcountry of the park particularly visitors who might not otherwise venture outside of Frijoles Canyon The wilderness ranger will be a seasonal post dedicated to engaging visitors in Bandelier s backcountry leading hikes greeting visitors in the Bandelier Wilderness and answers question about the backcountry and its natural and cultural resources See Jason Lott s State of the Park message on page 3 for more information Friends of Bandelier Grants for 2014 2015 Each year the staff at Bandelier submits a request for funding from the Friends to meet specific needs of the park that are not covered in its annual appropriation About 90 percent of the Federal dollars go to staff salaries and benefits thus the park looks to other sources for providing funds for special projects For 2015 Bandelier has requested the Friends help with the following items Dorothy Hoard Backcountry Ranger 20 000 As a memorial to the Friends of Bandelier founder Dorothy Hoard the Friends funded a backcountry ranger position at Bandelier See page 1 for details Rebuilding the Visitor Center Horno 1 000 Bandelier requested support to move the horno from a flood prone area to a more accessible location in the courtyard The horno is used for demonstration projects for park visitors Photo Scanning for CCC Exhibit 1 000 Bandelier requested funding for the scanning printing and framing of historic pictures of the CCC that will be placed in the Visitor Center These are mostly the large panoramic group shot photos of the entire CCC crews at Bandelier Pueblo Youth Preservation Program 5 000 This funding allows Bandelier to contract with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps out of Taos to create a preservation crew to work in the park The crew is made up entirely of Pueblo youth under the supervision of Pueblo crew leaders The ten week program will not only provide meandingful summer jobs to six young people but will provide them with a direct connetion with their ancestors and with the landscape of Bandelier The crew will be hands on as they work on preservation and stabilization projects in the park Bandelier Conservation Corps 5 000 Co funded with the National Parks Foundation this continuing program now in its third year brings together six local youth to live in the park and to provide maintenance on Bandelier s trails Superintendent Fund for Special Events 2 000 This ongoing funding provides the park with dollars to provide food and drinks for public events and special meetings State of the Park Jason Lott Park Superintendent Every year Bandelier becomes a new Park This year it s a wet and green one From the substantial rains in July 2014 that brought us the thick grasses and sunflowers through our winter of consistent snows to the wettest spring that we ve seen in years and officially we re out of the drought For the first time in a decade we haven t experienced the threat of high fire

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  • Friends of Bandelier Archives
    November 2003 News July 2004 News December 2004 News April 2005 News November 2005 News March 2006 News October 2006 News 2006 Accomplishments January 2007 News August 2007 News February 2008 News July 2008 News December 2008 News 2008 Annual

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  • CCC Photo
    CCC construction of the Bandelier Hotel now the Headquarters Area

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  • Bandelier Conservation Corps Preservation Program
    Bandelier The program was part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation s HOPE initiative or Hands On Preservation Experience The goal of this national program is to give young people the skills necessary to preserve historical sites on public lands The Bandelier crew was filled with young people whose ancestors constructed the pueblos on which they worked The National Park Service also teamed with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps a well respected youth program based in Taos RMYC sponsors a variety of programs for 18 to 24 year olds and they handled the administrative part of the project Bandelier preservation crews work each summer to stabilize and repair the Ancestral Pueblo structures at the park The staff taught the program participants their skills and also much about the culture which they see as at a crossroads as the pressure of the outside world increases Pueblo language skills and philosophies are becoming forgotten The all Pueblo crew came from Santa Clara San Ildefonso Cochiti and Santa Domingo pueblos So not only does the program teach hands on skills it provides an opportunity for cross cultural learning Photo by Chris Clark of the Los Alamos Daily Post The connection to the

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  • Dorothy Hoard Wilderness Ranger
    are hesitant about venturing into the wilderness a chance to do so with someone who knows the territory and who can show them places that might not know were out there Ferrill said In about a dozen backcountry trips this past summer visitors have joined the Ranger to explore the cultural sites on Burnt Mesa Yapashi Pueblo and the Ponderosa Campground to the Visitor Center journey down Frijoles Canyon For the first month of his appointment Ferrill walked many of the trails in the Park searching for interesting destinations that would provide visitors with a sense of the Bandelier backcountry From what I ve read and heard Dorothy Hoard was an amazing woman with incredible energy who loved the beauty of Bandelier Ferrill said I m trying to lead people to places Dorothy loved A 10 year resident of New Mexico Ferrill came to Bandelier after several seasons at El Morro National Monument His Park Service experience comes on the heels of a career in corporate America as a graphic artist He has put those skills to use in creating themed flyers for the backcountry program that are eye grabbing instantly recognizable as related to the National Park Service and

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  • Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award
    SCA He landed a seasonal position with the Bureau of Land Management in Grand Gulch and in the off season attended the National Park Service Law Enforcement Academy That experience qualified him for a ranger position at Bandelier and he stayed with the job for more than 20 years Dale served as the backcountry ranger for the park as well as patrolling the front country and adjacent Department of Energy lands He spent summers in the Bandelier Wilderness patrolling on horseback from a base at Capulin Canyon Remembering how he got his start he established an SCA program at Bandelier Dale also successfully enforced the Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 by obtaining the conviction of a pot hunter who looted an Ancestral Pueblo site More than that Dale always had his camera with him and for many years his photographs have been used to demonstrate the beauty of Bandelier and the Los Alamos area Dale lived in the park and spent many of his days off snapping photos His publication list is extensive and he contributed the cover photo for Dorothy s fourth edition of A Guide to Bandelier National Monument In the years before his retirement in 2015

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