I Took a Bath in the Forest and Liked It 

Elephant Journal

Having been practicing Zen at the Albuquerque Zen Center and at home for six months, I crossed another threshold on this path recently when my friend and Zen mentor David D’Agostino invited me and others to go “Forest Bathing” at Roosevelt Park. Forest Bathing is the Japanese Zen practice of immersing yourself in nature to improve […].

City Trees: Photographers Explore the Urban Forest

The Green Changemakers

Photo: Sharon Sperry Bloom , "Ghost Tree," Albuquerque, New Mexico When strategically planted for shade and windbreaks, trees can help reduce home cooling and heating costs. Photo: Stevan Northcutt , "Departure," Tampa International Airport, Florida In her early work on urban forests, Kate Glicksberg photographed "the clusters of trees that live in the intersections of highway overpasses" in Los Angeles. "I Tags: Nature Urban Green Forest

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Ecotourism in New Mexico-Where Culture and Nature Converge

Wend Magazine

From Albuquerque, highway 25 sprawls northeast to Santa Fe and Taos, alongside vast mountain ranges, beside pastel-red adobe homes and flashing casino lights, past cholla cacti and ranching supply stores and tribal reservations. The topography is just as diverse, from sprawling deserts to high mountain ranges and pine forests.

Music, Snow Days and a Kind of Time Travel: 10 Songs for Your Winter (Outdoor) Playlist

Conservancy Talk

Blue Ridge Mountains — Fleet Foxes > Humpback Rocks, Virginia “ In the quivering forest / Where the shivering dog rests ” … The Fleet Foxes’ soaring harmonies send me back to an after-work getaway this past January. A howling wind chases us into the quivering forest, then buffets us again at the end of our steep, ice-slicked slog. While living in Albuquerque, I avoided riding the touristy tramway to the top of Sandia Peak. Urgent Message: Flight Canceled.

Urban outreach strategies for protected area agencies

The Green Changemakers

McNeely Introduction: Ted Trzyna [Summarizes the book; makes recommendations] Reflections: Judy Ling Wong Workshop sponsors Part 1: Cities depend on protected areas The role of forest protected areas in supplying drinking water to the world's biggest cities: Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton Some benefits of protected areas for urban communities: A view from Sydney, Australia: Nicholas Conner Resource economics as a tool for open space planning in Durban, South Africa: Debra Roberts, et al.

Sustaining the web of life

The Green Changemakers

Investing in Natural Capital or supporting ecosystems that are being destroyed like forests, wetlands, etc. Savory’s Center for Holistic Management in Albuquerque, New Mexico, conducts seminars, publishes materials and has a web site, www.holisticmanagement.org. Sustaining the Web of Life Biomimicry Biomimicry is the process of using natural biosystems as mentors, models and measures for human inventions. Janine M.

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