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Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

We want to know what you think! We're working on a strategic planning process and are looking for input. You may have already completed a survey or had a phone call with us and if so, thank you! If not, we would really appreciate you sharing your thoughts. We have a...

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With No Treks…What Did We Do All Summer?

With No Treks…What Did We Do All Summer?

COVID Relief PartnershipsWe invested energy and time helping our local community to build meaningful relationships with neighbors. A few examples:We partnered with the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID Relief group to turn our Mess Hall into a food distribution center....

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The Big Mess Hall Project

The Big Mess Hall Project

The QM building design harkens back to the historic Mess Hall look while providing space for logistics, winter lodging, and storage. It’s been a long time coming, and because of that, we are so happy to announce the completion of our recent building project! The...

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Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Starting to think about gifts this holiday season? Whether you're a parent, trekker, or alum, check out the list below for some suggestions we love. As you are purchasing gifts this holiday season, please consider if you are able to support small businesses. You'll...

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Bachechi in the Time of COVID

Bachechi in the Time of COVID

A double rainbow over the Bachechi Open Space Environmental Education Building reminds us all that COVID pass. In the meantime, we can celebrate our own resilience, adaptability, and the luck we have in enjoying natural spaces close to home.  Bachechi in the Time of...

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Report From the Field: YCC Fall 2020

Report From the Field: YCC Fall 2020

YCC crew near Los Alamos, NM. Fall 2020 Youth Conservation Corps Pajarito Mountain, NM 10/8/20 – I was called to the field to replace staffer Donna for a few days with the YCC crew.  I headed up to Española, hopped on the bus, and drove right up the mountain.  The...

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Youth Conservation Corps Fall 2020

Youth Conservation Corps Fall 2020

After a week of training at Basecamp in Thoreau, this crew is ready for anything--masks up, helmets on, shovels ready, and classic Gulch denim making a comeback.  YCC Fall 2020In 1933, just seven years after Hillis Howie took to the road with his first Trek, the...

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Alumni Profiles: Garret Meyer

Alumni Profiles: Garret Meyer

Garret today at his home in St. Louis Alumni Profiles: Garret MeyerIn Garret’s era, trekkers convened in St. Louis and began the expedition by driving to the Southwest. He was immediately impressed that everyone adhered to Mr. Howie’s goal that everyone should help...

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Alumni Profiles: Mia JespersenChavez

Alumni Profiles: Mia JespersenChavez

Mia today Alumni Profiles: Mia JespersenChavez Mia Jespersen-Chavez was introduced to the Gulch through day trips with her elementary school before trekking on the Outfit in 2014 and the Wild Country Trek in 2016. Now a senior in high school, she volunteers at the...

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