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Thursday, June 29, 9:30-11am

WORKSHOP: Matchstick Forest

at 516 ARTS
Free
Space is limited. Register in advance: nichole@516arts.org, 505-242-1445

Kids and adults are invited to join ecologist Krista Bonfantine, Watershed Ecologist with Arid Land In- novation, as she demonstrates strategies for managing our local forests for fire. Participants will design and test their own matchstick forests and tour the Fires of Change exhibition and see how artists have responded to issues of climate change and forest  res in the Southwest.  

krista headshotKrista Bonfantine is a watershed ecologist who grew up in Albuquerque dreaming of becoming a marine biologist. She holds a M.S. in Water Resources from the University of New Mexico and a B.S. in Biology from Colorado State University. A goal throughout her career has been to educate and engage with the public on natural resource issues. Krista founded Arid Land Innovation in 2006 with the intention of building a firm that combines ecology, fire, and watershed science with community participation and public education. Her experience includes watershed and forest health assessment, fuels management, hydrology, community wildfire planning, and fire ecology. She recently founded a company called Field Measures that is developing mobile applications for collecting and reporting ecological field data. In her free time, Krista serves as president of a small community water cooperative in Sandia Park.

 

Image above: Krista Bonfantine by Dean hanson, Albuquerque Journal