“From Line on a Map to Real on the Ground”
Starting with two field exercises during the first two days, this workshop will allow participants to holistically examine and understand issues concerning the documentation, preservation, and development of national historic trails for public use on two historic routes through the historic city of Socorro and the little-changed Bosquecito Road. The exercises will engage participants in a fun, challenging, intensive, and structured effort, with lessons and experiences applicable to all NHTs. One session will also give nonprofit trail groups a chance to brainstorm how to strengthen their organizations.
Day three will broaden our discussion to current policy initiatives, such as AGO and its emphasis on “Large Landscapes.” It will be held at the nearby Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. We will examine trail corridor preservation strategies being developed by the Bureau of Land Management, the nexus between national trails and national wildlife refuges and a number of opportunities for historic trail preservation in AGO. We will also use several case studies to explore ways historic trails are being protected from (and damaged by) energy production projects. We will end the day with a tour of the Refuge before returning to Socorro.
Cost: $340 ($165 Monday through Thursday Program, $175 Required Meal Package).
CLICK HERE to register for the Historic Trails Workshop.
Please register as soon as possible but no later than Friday, April 27th.
The workshop program starts at 2:30pm on Monday, May 14 departing from Albuquerque airport. An interpretive bus ride from Albuquerque to Socorro has been organized by CARTA to introduce you to the workshop and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro NHT. Please plan to arrive at Albuquerque airport prior to 2 pm on Monday, May 14. Transportation has been organized for the entire workshop so vehicle rental is not necessary unless your plans are different from the general workshop schedule. For outgoing flights, our shuttle will depart Socorro at 7:00 AM on Friday, May 18. Please schedule your outgoing flights no earlier than 10:00 am that Friday.
Trails Apprentice Scholarships
Some funding is available for Travel scholarships to attend the workshop. Please contact Julia Glad at PNTSCommunications@gmail.com if you need travel support in order to attend.
Best Western, Socorro, NM
1100 North California Street
Socorro, NM, 87801
You are responsible for making your own rooming reservations with the hotel.
Please specify your participation in the Historic Trails Workshop when you make your reservations to get our group rates.
Single Occupancy: $86.24 (includes tax).
Double Occupancy $98.31 (includes tax).
Arrival at Albuquerque Airport
Guided coach tour of El Camino Real de Tierra
Adentro between airport and Socorro, NM
AM Field Trip: Historic Trails in the Urban Setting
Workshop Session at Hotel
Trail Organization Issues Discussion
Guest Speaker Elsa Garcia Rodriguez from Mexico
Field Trip to El Camino Real East of Rio Grande
Field Trip Workshop Follow-up at Hotel
Guest Speaker Ben Brown, CARTA Archaeologist
Trail Corridor Protection Workshop at Bosque
del Apache Fish and Wildlife Refuge
Departure to Albuquerque Airport