The field tours will take place on Wednesday, November 8th. The field tours are included in your registration fee. You may select from the 2 options when you register. The walking tour is another option if you don’t plan on going on one of the other tours.

Tour 1 – Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

Join the City of Santa Fe Water Division, Santa Fe Watershed Association, and other Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition members on a tour of the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed. The tour will highlight the history of treatments surrounding the watershed, the history of collaboration in Northern New Mexico, and fire ecology research in the mountains surrounding Santa Fe, NM.  These combined efforts, dating back more than three decades, are an example of continual imagination through multiple leadership and management changes. The tour is expected to last about six (6) hours traveling by bus to the site, including a modest hike on uneven terrain at 7,800 feet elevation.

Tour 2 – Hyde Memorial State Park

Join Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition partners at Hyde Memorial State Park Lodge and surrounding vistas to learn more about the cross-boundary efforts between the State of New Mexico and the Santa Fe National Forest, the history of collaboration, and the landscape resilience projects in the mountains surrounding Santa Fe, NM. This tour will feature dialogue with key decision-makers about how they have navigated cross-boundary work in the Santa Fe mountains. The tour is expected to last about six (6) hours traveling by bus to 8,400 feet elevation.


Santa Fe Walking Tour (sign up onsite)

A two-hour walk beginning at the hotel (Eldorado) that will introduce you to some of the history, architecture, and culture of this ancient city. The oldest capitol city in the country, Santa Fe was up and running 10 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. And with a vibrant Native American community, 400 years of Spanish culture, and 200 years of Americans from a wide variety of origins, plus a powerful mix of writers, artists and scientists, this small city of only 85 thousand people sitting at the southern end of the Rockies is one of the most interesting places you could ever visit.

The walk is easy, we will stop frequently to chat and look at things, and end close by shops and restaurants and museums for you to visit on your own.

Meet in the lobby of the El Dorado Hotel at 10:00 am.


Cooking Class as the Santa Fe School of Cooking

Tamales I – Hands-On- three different types, red chile and pork, southern Mexican chicken in banana leaf and blue corn calabacita, all accompanied by an authentic New Mexican red chile sauce.

Small meal to follow

The Santa Fe School of Cooking is a regional, recreational cooking school specializing in foods of the Southwest for almost 34 years!   Our talented chefs have written cookbooks, won prestigious competitions and appeared in the pages of glossy magazines. They share one important attribute—they know how to have fun in the kitchen. In July of this year, we were honored to win ‘Best Woman Owned Business in Santa Fe’ from the SF Chamber of Commerce. Our cooking school is located on the corner of Guadalupe Street and Johnson Street.  We opened here in September 2012, so it is a new facility with a large room that seats 60 guests and a small hands-on kitchen for up to 10 people. The adjacent market is filled with New Mexican products and cookware. All facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Meet in the lobby of the El Dorado at 10:00 am