archive-org.com » ORG » F » FRIENDSOFBANDELIER.ORG

Total: 42

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".

  • provided housing for the Butterfly Research personnel for the elk studies Dr Paula Kleintjes and two assistants identified 81 butterfly species in the park and did assessment work in elk study areas Paula and biologist Stephen Fettig are writing up their results for publication in two scientific journals Stephen also sent out 640 samples for arthropod identification for the elk studies Some samples had up to 100 bugs Results aren t in yet but what a database Maintenance 8000 Our 4 000 provided a mason to repair loose flagstones around the Visitor Center He also put in a new path to the men s restroom and a beautiful patio around the elaborate new water fountain we bought last year for the loop in the picnic area Check it out when next you are in the area Our other 4 000 hired Corrie Thompson and Summer Nelson for backcountry trail maintenance Trail boss Glen Ryan reports that the two women stabilized the trails around the Y that were in danger of being washed out They also worked on the Frijolito Trail switchbacks crushing tuff to stabilize the tread Glen pointed out that this is what a college education gets for one Glen says many trails are in such bad shape that they will have to be rerouted Superintendent Dennis Vasquez is brainstorming projects for next year and says they may request funds to do a trail assessment Cerro Grande Fire Things seem to better for our nine burned out families Three have moved to new homes in Los Alamos two have moved to Santa Fe two are rebuilding on their old sites one is rebuilding elsewhere in Los Alamos I haven t seen the ninth family since spring they were still undecided At least they are all on their way to a new life as are most of the burnees which is such a relief for the whole town Unfortunately we had some severe flooding last summer with probably more to come Part of the sewer line broke It is difficult to say anything good about a fire that burned over 400 homes to the ground Still it forced cooperation between local land management agencies Superintendent Vasquez and his staff recently developed a business plan for Bandelier National Monument In it he identifies many areas of collaboration with other agencies principally the Forest Service and the Valles Preserve The joint ventures are so promising that Dennis intends to pursue them vigorously Good for him The rest of us don t care about interagency rivalries We just care about our public lands And the Winner is Board member Diane Albert donated a lovely framed photograph of Joshua Trees by David Tubbs for a raffle to benefit the Friends On August 30 Raffle Master Janali Gustafson age 6 drew the winning ticket witnessed by judges Dorrie and Mallory deForest 6 and 10 respectively Janali had just returned from Rocky Mountain National Park where she participated in the Junior Ranger program The instructor went

    Original URL path: http://www.friendsofbandelier.org/archives/2001_October.asp (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive



  • do a 100 survey before he retires The survey now stands at 64 complete and there is a lot of rough country left Fortunately Rory is young A 100 survey has been a goal of the Friends since our inception in 1987 Critical Resource Brochures 1 600 Bandelier is facing two critical but controversial issues Superintendent Vasquez feels it is vital that the park put its case before the public He has asked for funding for 2 000 copies each of two brochures The first brochure deals with fire ecology and management certainly a delicate topic here following the Cerro Grande Fire of 2000 The second brochure concerns wilderness management a controversial subject with national ramifications Pueblo Outreach 4 000 This is rather a sad situation Lynne commented that local Pueblo leaders have voiced a strong concern that many of their elders and children have never visited Bandelier and do not feel welcome there Superintendent Vasquez requested 1 000 to provide special tours for students and elders from local pueblos This is a pilot program that we all fervently hope will succeed The remaining 3 000 will be used to sponsor a student from the pueblos for the summer as a member of the cavate preservation crew This work is part of the Vanishing Treasures Program funded by the National Park Service Preservation Ranger Angelyn Rivera augmented those funds with an Architectural Conservation Grant from the J Paul Getty Trust for 73 000 The workers document stabilize and replaster the shallow caves We ran out of money in the middle of the Pueblo Outreach requests But the board felt so strongly about their value that we are trying to find matching funds to help with the costs We hope for help from the LANL Foundation which funds education and outreach

    Original URL path: http://www.friendsofbandelier.org/archives/2002_March.asp (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive


  • common site type These one to two room farmsteads were occupied only during the growing season Nearly all date to the early Rio Grande Classic period ca AD 1325 1450 The farmers probably lived in the large pueblos of Yapashi or Shohakka The crew also recorded 15 artifact scatter sites Eleven of these probably date to the late Archaic period ca 1500 BC to AD 600 and represent campsites for people subsisting by hunting and gathering The crew found the base of a projectile point dating to the late Paleolndian period ca 7000 BC Artifacts from this period are quite rare here and this is only the second example of a Paleolndian tool found in Bandelier They also recorded six pueblos dating to the Coalition Period ca AD 1175 1325 These first Pueblo farmers in Bandelier lived in the small villages where their homes contained 6 to 20 rooms The crew also recorded one beautiful prehistoric trail segment one shrine and two eagle traps Following the inventory Rory began a long term program to monitor archeological sites They re visited 450 sites to establish plots to document erosion rates This project is the first step to protect and preserve 2 600 archeological sites Overall Rory reports a very busy and productive summer The crew often was excellent and did not complain too much despite record drought and heat They inventoried about 2 of the park the total acreage now stands at approximately 67 inventoried Pueblo Outreach 1 000 This is a sad situation Pueblo leaders told Lynne that many of their elders and children have never visited Bandelier and do not feel welcome there Lynne wants to set up a program to bus people from the pueblos to Bandelier for special tours We did not have the money instead we applied to the Los Alamos National Laboratory LANL Foundation for a grant to us The foundation specializes in educational grants and we felt we had an excellent proposal within their interest range Unfortunately the LANL Foundation had more worthy proposals than ours However we had unexpected windfalls The Los Alamos Historical Society hosted a talk by noted Santa Clara artist Pablita Velarde and let us sell our print of Pablita s painting Basket Dance Pablita graciously signed the prints for the buyers Also the Bandelier bookstore ordered Pablita prints for their shop In addition we received a generous donation from First State Bank in Santa Fe Between these three we garnered enough income to authorize Lynne to offer the tours for the pueblos We ll call it our Pablita Project Incidentally Pablita now in her eighties is an absolute delight Take advantage of any chance to meet her Site Conservation and Heritage Management 3 000 This grant paid for one of five students from the pueblos of San Juan San Ildefonso and Santo Domingo The crew first took a training program on stabilizing stone masonry walls Then they repaired many unstable walls at Tyuonyi using historic photographs from the early

    Original URL path: http://www.friendsofbandelier.org/archives/2002_October.asp (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Once again, the Board of Trustees has made its annual grant awa
    will do the planting T he park will use only material native to Bandelier Part of the plan is to reduc e the watering requirements they will try to incorporate water harvesting techniques like channeling rain water from the roofs if we ever get any rain to water the plants In addition to an interpretive garden for native plants the rangers need a gathering point for tours etc At present tours congregate in front of the front doors and block entry by others H alf of the flagstones have already been purchased our funds buy the other half Park wide Newspaper 1 500 For the third year the rangers asked us to help fund the Bandelier newspaper To save on expenses they will print in two colors instead of full color Watch for coming events listed in the papers it looks like an exciting year To get on the mailing list write to Interpretation Division Bandelier National Monument HCR 1 STE 15 Los Alamos NM 87544 Cultural Awareness Pueblo Crafts 1 500 We haven t funded the Pueblo Crafts since 2000 but are happy to resume helping with this wonderful program Each weekend a craftsperson from a nearby pueblo demonstrates in the patio behind the Visitor Center and can sell a limited amount of the crafts T he program runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day Backcountry SCA 2 500 This grant is a sad sign of the times Bandelier s protection staff is seriously depleted because of the need for homeland security Bandelier is required to rotate its protection staff to high profile parks like the Statue of Liberty and Yosemite to guard against terrorists This external duty does not leave many protection people to patrol Bandelier Our money pays a member of the Student Conservation C orps to

    Original URL path: http://www.friendsofbandelier.org/archives/webnewsletter_5_03.asp (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive


  • have seed collected for annuals to grow in greenhouses for next spring Hopefully Vito will find that flagstone by then Although we didn t buy flagstone Lynne asked us for a trade Bandelier is beginning the process for an Environmental Impact Statement for their pinyon juniper restoration project By law this is a public process and public meetings have to be advertised Ads in the Santa Fe New Mexican are quite expensive but non profits get half price So we bought the ad and Lynne will buy the flagstone with her ad money Park wide Newspaper Cultural Awareness Pueblo Crafts 3 000 This year was the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps We hope you noted the events listed in the paper and had the chance to attend some The Park Service and Bandelier had very nice commemorative events The local CCC fellows really enjoyed the ceremonies and were delighted to receive well deserved recognition We hope you also had the opportunity to watch a craftsperson from a nearby pueblo demonstrates in the patio behind the Visitor Center Backcountry SCA 2 500 This grant is a sad sign of the times Homeland security precautions require Bandelier to rotate its protection rangers to high profile parks like the Statue of Liberty and Yosemite to guard against terrorists Not many protection people are left to patrol Bandelier Our money pays a member of the Student Conservation Corps to stay in the backcountry as a stand in ranger Megan McAlonis 20 from Wrightsville Pennsylvania arrived on August 10 and will work until October 31 Her background is in horticulture and landscaping with extensive outdoor experience Megan is stationed at the Base Camp cabin in Capulin Canyon for 10 days followed by 4 days off She patrols the backcountry both on and off trails checking as many backcountry archaeological sites as possible She contacts and assists backcountry users provides roving interpretation of the park s resources educates users on Leave No Trace backcountry ethic checks trail conditions and does minor trail work is available for search and rescue as necessary keeps the Visitor Center updated on water conditions records wildlife sightings and repairs boundary fences Megan also assists research crews working in the backcountry doing vegetation surveys archaeological site surveys wildlife surveys etc Megan already assisted in a medical emergency Quite a job Lynne said that if we didn t fund the position there would be no one out there Chief Ranger Carl Newman and Patrol Officer Dale Coker were very grateful for the help and asked me to thank the Friends profusely We have funded several SCA positions in the past These are bright hard working overachieving college students or recent graduates who always perform far beyond the call of duty Lynne says that the National Park Service hires many of its new employees from its SCA pool Vanishing Treasures Photography Project 5 080 As part of the Vanishing Treasures Project Angelyn Rivera wanted to photograph the entire cavate

    Original URL path: http://www.friendsofbandelier.org/archives/2003_November.asp (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive


  • 000 Superintendent Koontz set up a task force to inventory lighting in the park and recommend ways to restore and protect the superb night sky resource in Frijoles Canyon The goal is to shield and direct the light downward and replace current bulbs with more efficient one Our funds will be used to buy the hardware Crews will start in the canyon and work up to the mesa top Now if only Los Alamos National Laboratory would do the same we could have a real night sky Student for Park Flight Program 800 Wildlife specialist Stephen Fettig has arranged for a student from Costa Rica to do research and educational programs on birds of Bandelier This is a matching grant that supplements other funds supporting her six week stay at the park Cultural Demonstration Dancers 800 As part of the Cultural Demonstration Program Bandelier is hosting three programs of dancers from local pueblos The first program on Memorial Day Sunday was very successful Dancers from San Juan Pueblo performed on the Fourth of July Sunday Chief of Interpretation Lynne Dominy hopes to get dancers from Cochiti or San Ildefonso for Labor Day Sunday Our funds will pay the honoraria for two groups Wilderness Commemoration 1 000 This year is the 40th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 Lynne plans to celebrate with events in the autumn during Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta week one of the busiest times of year at the park Our money will pay for auto stickers handouts etc explaining the significance of the act Conservation of Bone Flute 750 Lynne and Curator Gary Roybal are conducting an assessment of Bandelier s collection of archaeological historic and contemporary holdings They found a number of items that need conservation soon and are asking various groups for help with funding Our 750 will pay for the conservation of a bone flute found at Tyuonyi and for a special case in which to store it Partnership Development 1 000 Superintendent Koontz is convinced of the value of developing partnerships for mutual benefit She is especially interested in approaching the local pueblos She requested funds to put together a traveling show she can take with her on visits to potential partners OTHER NEWS With payment of all our 2003 bills we topped 197 000 in total grants to Bandelier In 16 years that isn t much per year However we have generated several hundred thousand dollars in matching or follow up funding for Bandelier from the National Park Service National Park Foundation and several private foundations Bandelier s base funding this year is almost 2 438 000 However 88 of that total covers personnel expenses Only 292 600 is left for essentials such as garbage collection utility bills upkeep etc Fee Demonstration funds part of the money you pay at the entrance station and grants provide the money that makes Bandelier a special place Lynne briefed us on a 1 6 million visitor center renovation project making its way through the planning

    Original URL path: http://www.friendsofbandelier.org/archives/2004_July.asp (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Dancers from Jemez Pueblo performed on Memorial Day the Tewa Dancers from San Juan Pueblo on Fourth of July weekend and the Herrera Dancers from Cochiti Pueblo on Labor Day Sunday Our funds paid the honoraria for two of the groups In addition to providing a memorable experience for visitors the rangers hope the programs will strengthen ties between the Pueblos and Bandelier Wilderness Commemoration 437 This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 With over 28 000 acres of wilderness Bandelier had cause to celebrate Ecologist Craig Allen Archaeologist Rory Gauthier and I gave a tour that wandered around in the wilds looking at small ruins and some of the eagle trapping pits It was a sparkling day and the customers mostly from Santa Fe seemed to enjoy it Craig also hosted an evening program where he showed protection ranger Dale Coker s beautiful slides of the wilderness Our money paid rental of facilities for the presentation and for commemorative auto stickers Be sure to pick up a sticker when next you visit the park Conservation of bone flute 750 Bettina Raphael of Santa Fe did a wonderful job restoring the bone flute that a visitor had found partly buried in Frijoles Canyon An article and photos appear in the winter edition of the Tuff Times Board members expected to see the flute at our end of year meeting but the meeting was snowed out Water Fountain and Jug Filler Faucet 3 000 We ve provided the money for a new frost proof fountain and jug filler faucet to be installed near the Visitor Center Chief of Maintenance Vito Spinale bought the parts but because winter came early and cold he can t install the fountain until weather permits Work was disrupted by the road repairs this summer Not all our grant money was spent The money stays in our account available for 2005 The projects on hold are 1 replacement of obsolete and non standard signs and removal of inappropriate fencing 2 replacement lighting to protect the night sky and 3 assembling a traveling show for developing partners for Bandelier OTHER NEWS With payment of all our 2004 bills we topped 207 700 in grants to Bandelier In 17 years that isn t much per year but it does show what dogged persistence can accomplish This autumn we granted 5 000 to help fund a School of American Research book based on archaeological research and surveys at Bandelier The book s title is The Peopling of Bandelier New Approaches to the Archaeology of the Pajarito Plateau Bob Powers is chief editor he was project leader for the archaeological survey at Bandelier in 1988 1992 Bob reports that he expects the book to be out in time for the March 31 Society for American Archaeology meeting in Salt Lake City He expects it to appear in bookstores in April and is scheduling book tours now Like many another true scientist Bob may not be the

    Original URL path: http://www.friendsofbandelier.org/archives/2004_December.asp (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Friends of Bandelier Current News
    and create strategic partnerships to accomplish park goals Bandelier plans to renovate the Visitor Center Goal 2 They expect to start construction in the autumn of 2006 the Visitor Center will be closed for about a year The upgrade will include completely new exhibits with many items from Bandelier s permanent collection Chief of Interpretation Lynne Dominy and Archivist Gary Roybal recently completed an inventory of the collection They found about 30 items that need conservation or restoration work and asked the Friends to help fund restoration of items to be used in the new exhibits These haven t been chosen yet NPS exhibit specialists should have the designs finished within the next few months Lynne is confident that some of Pablita Velarde s paintings of Pueblo life and Helmuth Naumer s pastel views of local pueblos will be chosen Bandelier website www nps gov band shows some items from the collection Bandelier National Monument was established February 11 1916 The rangers are planning a 90th Anniversary year of commemoration in 2006 Lynne is laying out a theme for each month Darlene is asking our help for some preliminary expenses and for additional funding during 2006 celebration In addition Pendleton Mills has a special program for national parks wherein they will create a limited edition blanket Darlene asked if the Friends could help make a 90th Anniversary Bandelier Blanket possible Up front costs are considerable for us but proceeds would accrue to the Friends to be cycled back to Bandelier Board members felt it was a really nice idea Lynne and a board committee will meet with Pendleton and also draft a marketing plan Lynne commented that the Grand Canyon blanket sold out quickly and has already become a collector s item Since 1995 Bandelier has been planning erosion control

    Original URL path: http://www.friendsofbandelier.org/archives/Apr_05.asp (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive



  •