The Cutting Edge of Water

Watershed Restoration Model

By necessity, life in the American Southwest depends on the availability of water. Aldo Leopold understood the importance of watersheds and those lessons are being re-learned today. Here is a documentary of a two day watershed restoration workshop held in October 2012 at Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center near Madrid, NM. "The Cutting Edge" was taught by Brad Lancaster, Amanda Bramble, Jan-Willem Jansens, Steve Carson and Craig Sponholtz. The workshop focused on catching, sinking, storing and using water where it falls. The video was made possible by a grant from the New Mexico Environment Department.

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Watershed Handbook, Aldo Leopold

Santa Fe Watershed Association

Watershed Restoration Workshop

Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center - Amanda Bramble

Harvesting Rainwater - Brad Lancaster

Ecotone - Jan-Willem Jansens

Rangeland Hands - Steve Carson

Dryland Solutions - Craig Sponholtz