Culture Series: A River Thirsting for Itself: An Environmental History of the Rio Grande
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The speaker for this look at the Rio Grande's environmental history is Steve Harris, who has over two decades of experience as a wilderness guide. He is founder and president of Far-Flung Adventures and executive director of Rio Grande Restoration.
Beginning with the transformation of ancient watersheds into the present-day river, this one-hour talk traces the history of settlement, agriculture and water development in New Mexico, Colorado and the borderlands. It includes the rise of such institutions as land grants, state water codes, the Rio Grande Compact and international treaties, and includes underlying and present environmental conditions.
Admission is free.