February 2015
In This Issue
Photo Credit: Kyle Niemtschk 

Environmental Center Happenings

Ed Abbey Birthday Bash

Thursday, January 29th join us to celebrate Ed's birthday and spread his fabled activist spirit!  The FLC Environmental Center and Environmental Studies Department will kick off the night with a showing of ML Lincoln's award-winning documentary Wrenched, which explores the 'monkey wrenching' era of environmental activism, and will culminate with music and birthday cake.


Date: Thursday, January 29th, Doors at 5:00pm; Screening at 5:30

Location: Fort Lewis Student Union Ballroom

Contact: rllandis@fortlewis.edu

Cost: Free- though donations will be gratefully accepted



Community Events & Opportunities

Conservation Climate Change Discussion

You are invited to join a new group that is forming to discuss ecological resilience and climate adaptation. If you have a kindred spirit and are interested in sharing big ideas, scholarly readings, laughs, and happy hour specials this group might be right for you.


This month's meeting- January 21st, 4:00 - 5:30 PM at Fort Lewis College. We will have the specific location once we have a sense of RSVPs and the size of the group. So, please RSVP by January 16 if you would like to attend. The next meeting date will be February 11th.

FREE RESOURCES FOR THE FIRST 22 PEOPLE TO RSVP to Marcie marcie@mountainstudies.org


Date: Wednesday, January 21st at 4:00- 5:30pm

Location: Fort Lewis College

Contact: marcie@mountainstudies.org

Cost: FREE


The Innovation Summit

The Ideas for Innovation summit is an opportunity for any FLC students to present and vote on practical, student lead initiatives that make FLC a better place. Each presenter gets one minute to pitch their idea and after the idea will be voted on by students. The best and most popular ideas will then be reviewed by ASFLC and finally approved by the Board of Trustees. In years past this meeting of the minds has resulted in the enhancement of life here at the Fort in many ways, most recently the disc golf course on campus.


Date: Monday, January 26th at 5:00- 7:00 pm

Location: Vallecito Room of the Student Union

Contact: Haydn Collard at hkcollard@fortlewis.edu.

Cost: FREE



The Powerhouse & Rocky Mountain PBS

Presents a FREE sneak preview screening in the Powerhouse Gallery "BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY"

Do you want to start the New Year with optimism and hope? Got an idea? Want to be part of something bigger than yourself? Join us in celebrating visionary approaches to local and global economic inequities - all taking root and being launched from our very own Durango community!


Date: Tuesday January 27th at 6:00 pm

Location: The Powerhouse Gallery

Cost: FREE


United States Forest Service

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that has been prepared for Chimney Rock National Monument. The Draft EIS analyzes the development of a Management Plan for the Monument, as well as several specific projects within the Monument.


The Pagosa Ranger District will host a public open house to offer information, answer questions and take comments. The Draft EIS, Management Plan, and a list of projects and prohibitions with descriptions and maps can be downloaded from the San Juan National Forest website at: www.fs.usda.gov/projects/sanjuan/landmanagement/projects


Date: Thursday, February 12th at 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Pagosa Springs Community Center

Contact: Paul Blackman plblackman@fs.fed.us or Sara Brintonsbrinton@fs.fed.us  

Cost: FREE


Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

Indian Ridge Farm & Bakery is Hiring

Indian Ridge Farm is a 13-year old diversified family farm in beautiful Southwest Colorado. We are seeking two full-time, paid, seasonal positions and one internship for the 2015 growing season.

The job is available from April 1, 2015 until Oct. 1, 2015.

Please go to: www.indianridgefarm.org to learn more about the farm.






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