Recent Projects Supported by the Friends of Bandelier

Civilian Conservation Corps Photo Restoration and Display:

With support from the Friends, noted photographer and former Artist-In-Residence David Halpern restored and framed images of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Bandelier. Those images are now on display in the Visitor Center. It is a fine tribute to the young men who constructed the headquarters area in the 1930s. Click here to view a photo of the CCC Construction of the Bandelier Hotel

Bandelier Conservation Corps:

Celebrating its fifth year, the BCC takes youth from local communities and pueblos to form a trail and conservation crew for work in Bandelier. These young men and women spend their days on the trail network tackling the huge task of post-fire trail repair.

Bandelier Preservation Corps:

As a result of the success of the BCC, Bandelier established a new program this year - the Bandelier Preservation Corps (BPC). The program is similar to the BCC, but focuses on preservation, specifically the preservation of ancestral archaeological sites. The crew is composed of 6-7 youth from surrounding pueblos, and the concept is to provide opportunities for these youth to make connections to their ancestors, to Bandelier, and to encourage careers with the National Park Service.

Horno Move and Reconstruction:

For many years, an horno near the Visitor Center has been used for cultural demonstrations. Since 2011, the horno has been located outside the flood wall constructed to protect the Visitor Center from post-fire floods. The Friends have contributed $1000 to dismantle the horno and rebuild it inside the flood wall at a more permanent location.

Dorothy Hoard Backcountry Ranger:

This summer and fall, Ranger Lee Ferrill has guided visitors into the Bandelier Backcountry. Learn more here.

Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award for 2015:

Follow this link for more information.

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Mission Statement

The Friends of Bandelier shall support activities at Bandelier National Monument in keeping with the purposes for which the monument was established, including, but not limited to preservation and restoration, educational and interpretive programs, outreach and cultural programs, research and planning.

New Items of Interest

You can read the 2015 Friends of Bandelier Annual Report by clicking on this link.

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