Aaron Lowden, Ancestral Lands Program, speaks at 2016 Friends Rendezvous
In the video below, Aaron Lowden, Program Coordinator for Southwest Conservation Corps’ Ancestral Lands Program, speaks about his connection to his Acoma homeland and the public lands he helps restore.
Aaron was a key presenter at the Conservation Lands Foundation’s “Friends Rendezvous,” an annual gathering of non-profit conservation organizations around the west working to protect, restore and expand BLM’s National Conservation Lands. This year’s Rendezvous—the eighth—was Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and more than 300 people representing 50 + organizations attended. They took part in workshops, panel discussions, a stewardship project and networking activities all designed to strengthen support and grow constituencies for these treasured places.