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Stephanie Weber
Position: San Juan Mountains Association

Being well-prepared is integral to SJMA’s success

During a week in late July, it dawned on me that even if I could carve out a full week to venture away from my desk to see the SJMA staff in action, I could not actually get to all of them, ...

We’re stronger together – it’s not just a cliché

It’s that time of year when, like many of you, I find myself reflecting on the year. It’s been an incredible year at San Juan Mountains Association – not only for accomplishments but also tr...

Wrapping up a solid year

Anticipation hangs heavy in the air at this time of year. We see it in the faces of all the children (and adults, too) who visit the Christmas tree lot, selecting the perfect tree to adorn t...

Stewardship crews strive to improve your public lands experience

San Juan Mountains Association’s seasonal stewards have reached the final third of their summer stint. While I hear anecdotal updates from them throughout the season, it’s the time of year ...

San Juan Mountains Association steps up efforts to protect public lands this summer

San Juan Mountains Association is comprised of an amazing team of people working on issues involving access to our public lands through education and outreach. Over the past year, the SJMA ...

This new symbiotic relationship between nonprofits will enhance our world

I’ve always loved the concept of symbiosis as a beneficial relationship between two organisms. That is the example we use in our fourth grade winter adaptation program with the C...

Resolve to try forest bathing in 2020

I’ve been looking forward to 2020. My daughter graduates from high school this year, and references and jokes about clear vision have coursed through our family for a long time. ...

Give the gift of time in nature this holiday season

Does anybody else feel like the shortened time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year has taken an already busy time of year and sent it into hyperdrive? If Noel Night was ...

Unplugging is necessary for making healthy connections

One of the most compelling things about the work we do at Durango Nature Studies is making connections. Our explicit goal is to connect people of every age to the wonders of the ...

This science news is for the birds

At the end of September, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of mornings at the Nature Center. On both occasions, our activities were interrupted, as crystal clear songs from...

We are seeing extreme weather with greater frequency

At the Durango Nature Studies’ office, weather tends to be a popular discussion topic – ranking right up there with the latest tips and tricks in pedagogy and, of course, the Monday morning ...

Durango nonprofits, Forest Service combine forces for Hermosa Creek

From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Durango Nature Studies will join Mountain Studies Institute, San Juan Mountains Association, Trails 2000 and the San Juan National Forest to host an array of ac...