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~ In Celebration of 25 Years Protecting Our Santa Fe Watershed~

Our photo card set (5 cards per box, pictured above) is now available for purchase. Just in time for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, thank-yous, and…just because! Each card displays a winning photograph from our 2021 Winter Watershed Benefit photo contest. Blank on the inside for your personal message, each card also notes the photographer’s story on the backside. Get yours today as supply is limited!

Thank you for supporting SFWA’s programming through your purchase. Cards may be picked up at our office at 1413 Second St. #3, Santa Fe, or mailed to your physical address. If choosing the mail option, please be sure to include your address when purchasing through our PayPal button. Thank you!

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What are the ecological zones of the Santa Fe River Watershed?🤔

Vegetation types in the watershed are controlled by elevation, geology, and associated precipitation and temperature. Alpine tundra is found at the highest elevations followed in descending order by spruce-fir forest, mixed conifer forest, and then around 7,500 feet a transition to mostly ponderosa pine. Below approximately 6,500 feet the vegetation transitions to a mix of piñon pine-juniper woodlands and semi-arid rangelands covering approximately 80% of the watershed. Additionally, the Watershed has a diversity of wetland ecosystems, such as upload slope wetlands, riparian wetlands, and the largest area of cienega (spring-fed) wetlands in the state of New Mexico! All of the diversity in the Santa Fe River Watershed comes together to make it a beautiful and unique place.🌲🤓💦

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