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Monthly Programs begin at 7:00 PM, on the WNMU campus, in HARLAN HALL, 12th & Alabama Streets, Unless otherwise noted in the program listing. Light refreshments are served after the program — programs are free, all are welcome to attend. Note: Summer months we take a break, so our May 3 program is the last one for the season. Monthly programs resume in October.


Birds & Brews Program

After six years, Birds and Brews will be taking a break. The popular program, held in the back room of the Little Toad Creek Brewery, has offered 10 programs a year on the fourth Thursday of the month. Founders and organizers, Sara Boyett and Terry Timme, are leaving Silver City. The SWNMA Board will rethink how the program should continue. However, if you are interested in assuming the organizational duties, please contact swnmaudubon@gmail.com.

Native Fish of New Mexico
W/ Eileen Henry

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The southwest is home to a unique group of endemic fish. This arid and sometimes harsh environment has made the fish community that survives here one-of-a-kind. Water is a scarce resource in the region which has made water quality and quantity appropriate indicators of environmental health. Native fish often reflect these conditions by the size and health of their populations. In the February program, we will discuss the issues that native New Mexican fish face and what management efforts are being done to conserve this special resource. Eileen Henry, a knowledgeable fisheries technician for the United States Forest Service, will be discussing this topic and answering questions about why it is important to preserve and restore native fishes throughout this ever-changing environment.

Eileen Henry grew up in southern New Mexico and received a Bachelor in Agricultural Science in Fisheries and Wildlife at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. After her undergraduate education she went on to pursue fisheries conservation work throughout the state of New Mexico. Her experience ranges from land management agencies to private environmental companies and she has now landed in Silver City, NM working for the Gila National Forest. She was born and raised in New Mexico and grew up enjoying the outdoor lifestyle with her family. Her enjoyment of nature and passion for conservation is reflected in her work. She is dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources for future generations and hopes to make a difference every step along her way.

All are welcome to enjoy light refreshments after the program at Harlan Hall, WNMU campus.