The Fragile Flyway: Conserving the Rio Grande Corridor
The Rio Grande Corridor is a connecting thread for migratory birds along the vast Central Flyway from the prairies of Canada to the highlands of Mexico. The corridor is particularly important to Greater Sandhill Cranes, Northern Pintails, White-faced Ibis, and many other species.
Wetlands along the Rio Grande and throughout the Intermountain West are increasingly scarce, with only 2% of this historical range remaining. These habitats are typically associated with irrigated agriculture and occur on working ranches and farms. The connectivity of farmlands to publicly-managed wetlands is critical, more now than ever.
This two-part video series was produced in collaboration with Intermountain West Joint Venture. Learn more about this important flyway downstream: The Solution Seekers: Conservation in the Middle Rio Grande
Quivira Coalition's New Agrarian Program
Agriculture in the United States is undergoing a radical transformation as generations change hands and embrace new challenges. Sam Schmidt and Noelle McDonough grew up near New York City, and came to the New Agrarian Program without any family connections to ranching. Their apprenticeship at the San Juan Ranch helped them acquire the skills and develop a strong sense of place, which is needed to be successful in regenerative agriculture. Now co-managers at the ranch, they’re carving out their own identities and emerging as leaders, committed critically thinking about some of our biggest environmental and social problems today.
Moxiecran Media produced a multi-state, four part series highlighting various aspects of the program:
Mentoring the Next Generation of Land Stewards
A Community of Support for New Agrarians
Bridging Generations in Agriculture