Course instruction on Green Infrastructure, including bio-retention basins and urban forestry, is available for neighborhood associations, businesses, or other community groups.  Workshops include a background on the principles of hydrology and watershed management, instruction on how to read an urban landscape, Green Infrastructure design and considerations with a hands-on option for implementation.  Please view our calendar for upcoming workshops or contact Southwest Urban Hydrology LLC about setting up a private course.

Summer 2015

Aaron Kauffman will present on improved soil moisture resulting from passive water catchment in rain gardens.  The presentation will take place on July 9th at 4pm at the City Offices on 500 Market Street near the Railyard.  Additional presentations in Las Vegas and Albuquerque are being discussed.  Please check back for details.

Spring 2014

The Santa Fe Community College will be offering a course in Watershed Management through the Sustainable Technologies Center.  The class will be taught by Aaron Kauffman on Monday evenings from 5:30-8:15 pm beginning January 27th.  The course is intended to provide an introduction to watershed management concepts and restoration techniques, with special emphasis on small watersheds, surface water, and on evaluating the impacts of land use on hydrology and water quality.  For more information, please visit the SFCC website.

Fall 2013

On October 19th the  New Mexico Land Conservancy, with support from PNM, opened a public trail at the Petchesky Ranch off of Richards Ave.  The inauguration of the of the trail was preceded by a volunteer workshop on upland erosion management.  Aaron Kauffman offered methods to curb erosion on areas with historical grazing.

On Wednesday, November 20th, Aaron Kauffman gave a presentation on Practical Solutions for Drought.  The presentation was hosted by the Hermits Peak Watershed Alliance and focused on water catchment opportunities in urban and rural areas.  For more information, please visit the Hermits Peak Watershed Alliance website.

Summer 2013

A two-day public workshop on wetland restoration was organized by the Quivira Coalition at the Valle Vidal in August.  Various watershed practitioners led volunteers in hands-on activities aimed at addressing water temperature concerns related to the upper tributaries of Comanche Creek.

Spring 2013

A hands-on workshop aimed at addressing stormwater pollutants with native plants was held at the Santa Fe Community College in April with students from the MASTERs program.  Thanks to everyone who attended.