Nov 4, 2010

Over the Rio Grande Interviews

The first round of Rio Grande interviews began in October this year. The first visit was to the headwaters near Creede, CO followed by Taos, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, El Paso, Presidio and Big Bend. Environmental Justice is especially important in the lands of the Rio Grande with its history of indigenous people, centuries of Spanish settlement, aggressive exploitation by soldiers, miners, and others who came in the 1800s and later. New alliances and collaborations between groups that were previously antagonistic now abound, growing over the past decade especially.

Interviews completed or scheduled:

Brian Shields Amigos Bravos
Sawni Morris - Amigos Bravos
Mariana Chew - Sierra Club EJ Programs Texas
Bill Guerra Addington - Sierra Blanca Legal Defense
Steve Harris - Rio Grande Restoration and Headwaters Institute
Esther Garcia - Chair of San Antonio del Rio Colorado Land Grant
Kevin Bixby Southwest Environmental Center
David Groenfeldt - Water and Culture Institute and the Santa Fe Watershed Association
Basia Irland - Basia Irland Water Artist
Lucy Moore - Mediator, Facilitator, Author Lucy Moore Associates
Marcos Paredes - Chief River Ranger Big Bend National Park
Ernie Atencio - Executive Director Taos Land Trust, Board of Quivira Coalition (pending)

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