Southwest Conservation Corps: Ancestral Lands chainsaw crew member Jerald Meyers, ready to roll for another day of hard work! The SCC crew works to mitigate invasive species in the American southwest.
“Trash and skull” Credit: Matt Curleyhair
Southwest Conservation Corps: Ancestral Lands crew leader Rolando Billie walks through the days working, checking out the slash piles and tree stumps, making sure the site is complete, safe, and ready for the next phase of the restoration process.
“Vanishing Water” is a photo that I took on January 15, 2015 in the afternoon. Most of the water is now gone but slowly rejuvenating and healing. This shows how we as humans can change the environment or the habitat for animals and birds. Not only nature itself changes we also have a part in it as well. Credit: Kyle V. Sorrell
“Evening Flight”, was taken on February 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm. It didn’t occur to me that it was very unusual for bluebirds to migrate back this early in the season. However bluebirds do have a better understanding of the environment then we do. So, I took this picture because it was the only moment and the only chance I had to get up close to a bird. Credit: Kyle V. Sorrell
One experienced Ancestral Lands saw crew trains another in removing invasive Russian olive trees from a stream outside of Navajo, NM. The Ancestral Lands Programs empowers local Native young adults to be active transformers and restorers of their natural world. In this case, removing invasive tree’s and ultimately re-planting native species to restore critical wildlife habitat, increase viability of grazing land, and maintain ecological health and balance.
“Busy Bee Roping Company” I took this photo because of the lighting and the complementary colors. The purple ground and the yellow Busy Bee Pipe Company building. Also the Roping dummy offers an asymmetrical feel. It shows how man is going to leave his mark on the world, with their junk and illegal dumping of trash and such. I captured the beauty of it, crazy as it sounds I did. Credit: Kayla Jackson
Warning sign near Shiprock NM. Credit: Carl Haskie
Crew leader Rolando Billie helps show new Crew Member Radeanna Comb the ropes as she practices face cuts and felling of Russian olives.
Cows grazing near Many Farms AZ. Overgrazing is large problem in the reservation, and the exposed soil erodes during heavy storms, reshaping the landscape. Credit: Allison Lee