Is the San Luis Valley Sustainable? -- Marie Zanowick

Is The San Luis Valley Sustainable?

Marie Zanowick, US EPA

7:00 p.m. on Wednesday

January 25, 2012

 Room 130 of Porter Hall

 Adams State College 


The talk will be given by Marie Zanowick who is a creative environmental engineer with 25 years of experience working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the areas of pollution prevention and sustainability. 


The talk will discuss the results of an EPA pilot project in the San Luis Valley focusing research on applying and testing the use of four existing sustainability guides to support environmental decisions.  The goals of this research project are to determine if the ecosystem is moving towards or away from sustainability over time and to provide guidance on future land management decisions that will be needed to promote environmental sustainability in the Valley.  The project team includes research scientists from 3 EPA National Laboratories, the Rio Grande National Forest, Great Sand Dunes National Park, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state and local government officials in the San Luis Valley and Adams State College.  The presentation will be by a member of the EPA research team, Marie Zanowick. This lecture will be held in room 130, Porter Hall beginning at 7:00 pm. The program is free, and everyone is invited to attend.