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Feb 26

LARE Exam Prep

Landscape Architect Registration Examination Preparatory Courses
Project & Construction Management, Inventory & Analysis
Sections 1 & 2
Berkeley, CA: February 25-26, 2017

More info here.

Feb 12

LARE Exam Prep

Landscape Architect Registration Examination Preparatory Courses
Grading, Drainage & Construction Documentation
Section 4
Berkeley, CA: February 10-12, 2017

Info here.

Jan 20

Think Trees Conference

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel

Think Trees: An Urban Tree Care Conference.  

2017 Conference Schedule Featuring: Dr. John Ball, Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Dr. Richard Hauer, and many Southwest tree and turf care experts!

$150 Early Bird Registration deadline - January 9, 2017

Contact: John Garlisch, 505-243-1386,

Click to register:


A Century of Design in the Parks
Jun 23

A Century of Design in the Parks

Join the experience in Santa Fe from June 21 to 23, 2016 for a three-day
symposium. Learn from our nation’s leading experts about how to preserve the built
environment within national and state parks. Understand the role that materials
played in the development of these unique sites. Study sites from early rustic, CCC,
WPA, NPS Mission 66 campaign, and beyond.

Topics will include:
• historical perspectives,
• preservation issues,
• documentation,
• use of technology,
• adaptive reuse, and
• interpretation of NPS designed features, among others.

Plan to be part of this symposium today! To view the program, click here.

Jun 19

LARE Prep - Sections 1 & 2

Date, Time and Location:
Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19, 2016. 8:30 am-6:00 pm.
Location: LaQuinta Inn and Suites, 920 University Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94702.
A map and directions will be furnished upon enrollment.

Click here for more info.

Jun 12

LARE Prep - Section 4

Dates, Times and Locations:
June 10-12, 2016. Friday -Saturday-Sunday 8:30 am-6:30 pm. Location: LaQuinta
Inn and Suites, 920 University Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94702. A map and directions
will be furnished upon enrollment.

Click here for more details.

10:00 am10:00

Q1 Multi-Modal Experience!

Join NMASLA and NM Complete Streets Leadership Team for the MULTI-MODAL EXPERIENCE 2016!!!  On Earth Day, April 22nd, this event returns to Albuquerque with education sessions and a multi-modal tour.

The morning will feature presentations on recent projects, policies and initiatives.  Join us in the afternoon for a whirlwind tour by bike, train, bus and foot.  Join us to discover the future of transportation in Albuquerque and what YOU can do to make it a reality.  Continuing Education credits provided!  Tour space is limited!!  More information coming soon!!!

The tour will end at Civic Plaza for an Earth Day celebration and beer garden hosted by Downtown ABQ MainStreet.

Mar 31

Equivalence Photo Exhibition - UNM SAAP

Photo exhibition at SAAP investigating the ground plane and the sky using the iPhone as a tool for landscape literacy.


March 9th-31st

Katya Crawford, Associate Professor, UNM School of Architecture + Planning

Phoebe Lickwar, Assistant Professor, UARK Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design

This collection of three-hundred looking down images represents a particular method of seeing and understanding the ground plane. Walking allows the photographer to navigate constructed spaces slowly and with intention. With intention, the critical eye supplants the distracted gaze. With each moment of pause a world of materiality, composition, color, microclimates and habitat unfold, bringing with it accumulated knowledge about the complex built and natural systems in which we live. This work joins the conversation started by activists (The Situationists), artists (Richard Long) and landscape architects (Vogt Landscape Architects) to employ walking as method of knowing and reinterpreting our environments from a critical perspective, bringing it into the twenty-first century through the lens of the iPhone.

The sky images reflect a meditation on what lies above, on the expanse of sky that dwarfs our diminutive stature. The simple act of tipping one’s head towards the sky implies reflection, rumination and reverie. The camera brings the contemplation into focus and provides a scaffold for deeper understanding of time and place.


Feb 5

Think Trees: An Urban Tree Care Conference

  • Crowne Plaza Albuquerque

There is an old saying: “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. At the 2012 conference, we looked ahead at the effects of climate change and global warming on tree care – the change. This year we are focusing on the part that stays the same – updating the basics of tree care. What new information do we have about planting? How can we think about tree environments and irrigation needs in arid climates? What do we really know about alternative pesticides, or about how the chemicals we use affect our landscape plants? What factors influence pest and disease issues, and what treatment options do we have? How do we rig in and work in large trees safely?

Join us as we delve into these and other interesting topics. Plan on taking your ISA certification test, or the new nursery certification offered by the New Mexico Chapter of the Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association. Get your Pesticide Applicator CEU credits and your ISA Certified Arborist CEU credits. Learn really good stuff from interesting and smart presenters!

Click here for more info and to register.

Scholarships are available.  Deadline to apply is January 15th.  Click here for more info.


Nov 6

Re-Leaf Workshop: Tree Planting, Care and Irrigation (Free!)

  • Bernalillo County Extension


The annual NM State Forestry Re-Leaf Workshop will be on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6.  Although we hold the workshop for Re-Leaf applicants, we welcome any other communities who may have staff or volunteers that would like to get training on basic tree planting, maintenance, and irrigation.  This is a very hands-on, interactive class, and will be taught by two pros – Joran Viers from the City of Albuquerque, and Jeff Clark from St. John’s College.

The training will be held in Albuquerque, at the Bernalillo County Extension Offices.  The agenda and map are attached.  Please feel free to share with anyone you think may be interested.  An RSVP is requested if you plan to attend any or all of the sessions – my e-mail is on the agenda.

Thanks, and hope to see you there!


Jennifer Dann

Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager

NM State Forestry

(505) 476-3332

(505) 629-6643 cell


6:00 pm18:00

Free screening: Symphony of the Soil

  • UNM George Pearl Hall

Symphony of the Soil explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists. Symphony uses art and science to show that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth.

Followed by an Expert Panel Discussion, with:
• Jim Brooks of Soilutions
• Michael Reed of La Orilla Farm
• Joanie Quinn of NMDA Organic Program
• Steve Glass of Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation District
• Lorenzo Candelaria of Candelaria Organics
• Amy Bell of Groundwork Studio
• Cherie Montoya of Farm & Table

View event flier here.

10:00 am10:00

Pop Up Playground 2015

  • ACE Leadership High School

A Pop Up Playground is a 1 day event where community members come together to provide kids an opportunity for free play.  Kids are provided with: loose parts, basic training, simple tools, and freedom to construct their own playground.

A Pop-up Playground demonstrates that a playground is more than just a series of slides and platforms, but a space where communities and children can come together to inspire and learn from each other.

View event flier here.

Kaboom! Playground Build
Oct 17

Kaboom! Playground Build

  • Sundowner Apartments

Help build a playground!!!
Volunteers needed!!

Prep Day 1
Thursday, October 15th 8am-5pm
Prep Day 2 (tentative)
Friday, October 16th 8am-5pm
Saturday, October 17th, 2015 8am-3pm

Volunteers are needed to build a brand new playground at the
Sundowner Apartment Complex in Albuquerque. We need at least 150 volunteers,
ages 14 & up, to help with construction, food service and child care. No experience
necessary. Food will be provided for volunteers along with a DJ and activities for
kids ages 5-13. Many of the amazing kids in this community helped to design this
playground and are very excited to watch it being built. We need people for prep
days and the build day. Sign up for one, two or all three days. There will be
something to do for everyone who volunteers. Kids 14-17 will need to have a
release signed by their parents. Build day will happen, RAIN or SHINE!

Sundowner Apartments
6101 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Located on Central west of San Pedro

If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Laura@

Sponsored by:
KaBOOM!, BlueCross BlueShield of New Mexico & New Life Homes

Event poster here.

10:30 am10:30

UNM SAAP - Open House

  • George Pearl Hall

Please join us for the UNM School of Architecture and Planning Open House!

Architecture - Community+Regional Planning - Landscape Architecture + Historic Preservation and Urban Design

Design and plan your future! The open house is an opportunity to talk with students, faculty and school advisers about the School's departments,
as well as to see the exciting work being done by our students.

  • When: Saturday, October 3rd from 10:30-2:00
  • Where: George Pearl Hall (Central and Cornell, just across the street from the Frontier Restaurant)
  • Information Sessions: 12:30 for undergraduate | 1:00 for Graduate 

View poster here.