Message #233

Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 19:31:34

El Malpais National Monument 10th Anniversary Resource
Stewardship Symposium

Symposium Flyer (21 K PDF)
Symposium Brochure (53 K PDF)
[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : El Malpais National Monument 10th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium "From Research to park management and public information." October 1-3, 1998 Held at "The Inn" Best Western, Grants, New Mexico Sponsored by El Malpais National Monument Purpose: Through participation and contributions, we plan to focus future research at El Malpais National Monument through comprehensive planning that will define and address ecological and management needs and share the most compelling stories with the public. Tentative Agenda Field Trips, Field Trips, Field Trips Poster Sessions Research Presentations Workshops To Develop: A Research Plan A Site Stewardship Program A Cave Stewardship Program Funding Sources Sponsors & Cooperators Partners in Parks Northern Arizona University National Parks & Conservation Assoc. University of NM-Biology Department NPS-Geological Resource Division Southwest Parks & Mon. Assoc. College of Santa Fe National Biological Research Division University of NM-Earth & Planetary Sciences Department Tree Ring Lab (Others Pending) Donations to finance Agenda/Poster Session The Meeting Chairperson PARTNERS IN PARKS Herschel Schulz 4916 Butterworth Place, NW P. O. Box 939 Washington, D.C. 20016 123 East Roosevelt Fax (202) 364-7246 Grants, New Mexico 87020 To get on the Mailing list & for Information El Malpais Nat'l Mon. P. O. Box 939 123 East Roosevelt Grants, NM 87020 PH: (505) 285-4641 El Malpais National Monument 10th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium "From Research to Park Management and Public Information" October 1-3, 1998 Best Western Inn & Suites, Grants, New Mexico Invitation El Malpais National Monument invites you to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the National Monument and the BLM National Conservation Area by attending this research and resource management symposium. 1998 is a watershed year in our research and resource management program: Many researchers that have helped us during our first 10 years are moving on to other projects, this may be our last opportunity to get them together; our new "Natural History of El Malpais National Monument," was published containing the findings from 15 major projects; and the Park Service is entering an era of long-term planning with more reliance on volunteerism. The symposium will highlight past and present research (approximately 40 projects) and look to the future by developing a 10-15 year research plan with your help. Saturday's workshops will engage participants in identifying volunteer opportunities and designing stewardship projects in ecology, caves and archeology. Attendees will include researchers; subject matter experts from universities and agencies; partners in land stewardship and cultural resource preservation; local, state, tribal and federal land managers and staff; students and educators; park neighbors; citizens interested in cultural and natural resource stewardship and the general public. PROCEEDINGS WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED. THE ONLY WAY TO GET A COPY OF THE ABSTRACTS AND OTHER MATERIALS WILL BE TO REGISTER. Host and Sponsorship El Malpais National Monument is hosting the symposium with the assistance of Partners in Parks, National Parks And Conservation Association, US Forest Service Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Southwest Parks and Monuments Association and Los Amigos del Malpais. At this writing, 21 organizations are sponsors and cooperators, including 7 colleges and universities, 3 museums, 5 government agencies, and private companies. A complete list is available on request and will be included in registration materials. Poster Sessions People interested in displaying a poster session need to call or E-mailProgram Chair Herschel Schulz before the registration deadline, with the following information: lateral dimension, free-standing or table top, and special needs such as electricity. Poster session space is limited, so get your request in early. Set-up will be Thursday, starting at 6:00 pm. Registration Registration materials may be picked up in the Ballroom area of the Best Western Inn & Suites in Grants (near I-40, exit 85) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, October 1, and from 7:00 am to 8:00 am on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3. Lodging and meals (other than the Banquet and sack lunch on Friday) are not included in the registration fee. Field Trips Half-day field trips are scheduled Friday afternoon, October 2, with optional all-day field trips on Thursday, October 1 for early arrivals. Most field trips will cross rugged lava flows. Participants should bring: sturdy hiking shoes, light jacket, hat, water bottle, and sunscreen. Some trips will be limited due to fragile resources; they are reserved on a first come basis. We need resource people that can talk about the themes of the field trip. If you are interested, contact Darwin Vallo. Sales Items Southwest Parks & Monuments Association will sell items related to the area and the conference including the new "Natural History of El Malpais" and the out-of-print June 1997 issue of NSS News, featuring caves of El Malpais. Other out-of-print publications may include Alton Lindsay's 1951 ecological monograph, and Neil Mangum's 1990 history of the area. Motel Reservations A special Symposium rate of $46.95/single ($56.95/double) is available at the Best Western Inn and Suites for as long as you are registered (Balloon Fiesta starts the day after the Symposium!). A breakfast buffet is included in the room price. Be sure to mention the Resource Symposium when making reservations: 505-287-7901. Symposium Agenda (Subject to Change) October 1, Thursday: Optional field trips: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm --Bat and Xeolith Caves: Bruce Rogers and Bill Gannon --Hoya de Cibola: Park Staff (4-Wheel Drive required) --Lost Woman Cinder Cone: Park Staff (4-Wheel Drive) --Zuni-Acoma Trail Hike EVENING 6:00-9:00 pm: Registration Poster Session Setup October 2, Friday MORNING: "THE PAST" 7 - 8 am Registration 8 am Welcome Doug Eury Conference Expectations Ken Mabery Research Summaries: Geology Scott Baldridge Los Alamos Nat'l Lab ??Caves ??Flora ??Fauna Forest Resources Henri Grissino-Mayer, Valdosta St. U. ??Cultural Resources Ethnography Maria Zedano Univ. Of Arizona NOON (Sack lunches on the Field Trip Buses) AFTERNOON: "THE PRESENT" 12:30-5:00 pm Field Trip Options: (2-4 of the following) Los Medanitos: Kipuka ecology, Ethno., Archeo., flow features, lava flows, micro and macro flora & fauna, denrdochronology(Moderate difficulty; limit: 20 people) Pueblo Candelaria/Northern Bluffs: recovering systems, Archeo., Ethno., History (Low difficulty) Ice Pocket Caves/Aspen Grove/Oak Ridge: ecological systems, lava flow features (Low difficulty with High in caves; limit 12) Old Trees/Plane Crash site (weather/road dependent; long afternoon): history, flow features, dendrochronology and long- term chronology (Moderate to High difficulty; limit 15) Twin Craters/Lava Crater Area (private property): Cave systems; eruptive centers; ecology. (Moderate difficulty) Spatter Cones: lava features, Archeo., macro environments (Moderate difficulty; limit 20). EVENING: 7:00 pm Banquet Introductions Acoma Prayer Keynote Speaker: Presentation of Alton Lindsey Award, others October 3, Saturday MORNING: "THE FUTURE" Looking To The Future: How to get there Speaker: Work Session: "Why do research; how will it be used?" Facilitator: Charles van Riper, Biological Resource Div. Work Session: "What research questions should we be asking?" Facilitator: Tom Swetnam, Tree Ring Laboratory AFTERNOON: "THE FUTURE - cont." Work Session: "The Research Plan" Facilitator: John Lissoway Work Session: "Developing an Archeological Site Stewardship Program." Facilitator: Sarah Bishop, Partners in Parks Work Session: "Re-developing a Cave Stewardship Program." Facilitator: Ron Kerbo, NPS-Geologic Resource Division Work Session: "Developing Flora/Fauna Stewards." Facilitator: Bob Parmenter OR Craig Allen General Sessions: --Volunteers to help follow-up/ flesh out the Research Plan --Adopt-a-Project ??--EMFI's role in Resource Stewardship - Martin Heinrich, Director, EMFI ?? --El Malpais' Research Protocols - Herschel Schulz, Resource Mgt. Spec. --What Happens Next? - Ken Mabery ADJOURN: 4:30 pm For More Information Inquiries regarding the symposium should be directed to the following people at Monument Headquarters: 505-285-4641 or FAX -285-5661 Symposium Chair, Ken Mabery, extension 14 Program Chair, Herschel Schulz, extension 25 Field Trips, Darwin Vallo, extension 20 Registration: Jeanne Ratlief, extension 20 Inquiries regarding support of the symposium through sponsorship or in- kind support should contact: Sarah Bishop, President Phone: 202-364-7244 Partners in Parks FAX: -364-7246 4916 Butterworth Pl. NW Washington DC 20016 E-mail: Symposium Registration : PLEASE Print; use Dark Ink __________________________________________________ Name (As you want it to appear on your name tag) __________________________________________________ Affiliation __________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________ City State Zip Code ________________________ _________________________ E-mail Address Phone/Fax #'s Registration: ____ $30. Regular, both days ____ $20. 1 Day Regular [ ] Friday; or [ ] Saturday ____ $25. Student *, both days ____ $15. 1 Day Student * [ ] Friday; or [ ] Saturday ____ $12. Friday Banquet (for single day attendees only) Late Registration (received after Sept. 15; including on site): ____ $45. Regular ____ $35. Student * Field Trips: day - First Choice: __________________________ day - Second Choice: __________________________ ____ I plan on going on one of the Optional Field Trips on Thursday, October 1. ________________________________________________ * Full-time Student Certification: Advisor's Name and Signature I [ ] have made, [ ]wish to make, arrangements for a poster session. ______ Please send me information on becoming a sponsor. NOTE: Full registration includes break refreshments, Friday night's Banquet, a sack lunch on Friday for the Field Trips, Field Trip bus fees, and a binder with symposium abstracts and handouts. One day registration does not include the Banquet. Mail with Payment to: Jeanne Ratlief, Registration Chair, El Malpais National Monument, P.O. Box 939, Grants, NM 87020. Make checks payable to "Partners in Parks."