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    Battle against Russian olive trees waged for second year

    The Durango Herald • Southwest Conservation Corps

    October 14, 2017 | Mountain Studies Institute and Southwest Conservation Corps continue to wage war against the Russian olive, an invasive species that chokes out native trees and degrades the quality of the watershed. Last year, MSI was awarded a $195,000 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board and an additional $52,000 from Colorado Parks and Wildlife for a three-year Russian olive-removal project.

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  • Nat Geo Al Blog Native Youth Congress

    Get Inspired and Challenged by Native Youth Congress

    National Geographic Blog • Ancestral Lands

    August 4, 2017 | As I watched the activity within this group, witnessing expanding connections between the inspired participants, I was reminded—yet again—of the reverence Indigenous people have for this Earth, and how it is typically instilled as soon as a small child begins to comprehend.

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