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Wet Winter Changes Drought Outlook
Northern Arizona’s mountains and topography have a huge impact on the weather, making forecasts challenging. The winter of 2022 - '23 was no exception, and surprised locals and meteorologists alike with record precipitation and snow in many locations. “This spring we had a very deep snowpack, one for the books,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist in Charge Brian Klimowski, Ph.D. “This was the longest we’ve ever had 10 inches of snow on the ground in the Flagstaff area in history.” In addition, Babbitt Lake overflowed its banks, a lake that can be dry for years. On Discovery with Babbitt Ranches, hear from Klimowski about the complexity of the area and how weather forecasting has expanded to include predicting impacts on communities and highways in an effort to keep people safe.
Training Artemis Astronauts, Forging a Land-Use Ethic for Other Worlds on Babbitt Ranches
Training Artemis Astronauts, Forging a Land-Use Ethic for Other Worlds on Babbitt RanchesS02 E0613:42
Astronauts drive a moon rover prototype and practice geology on the rocky high desert of Babbitt Ranches in preparation for the moon and Mars. USGS geologist Jim Skinner discusses drills he and others create, along with a land-use ethic being forged by Babbitt Ranches, USGS and NASA to carry forth to other worlds.
All Things Pronghorn Antelope with Larry Phoenix, Region II Supervisor, Arizona Game & Fish Department
All Things Pronghorn Antelope with Larry Phoenix, Region II Supervisor, Arizona Game & Fish DepartmentS02 E0543:04
The pronghorn antelope has long been a graceful symbol of the West, a beautiful representation of freedom and elegance as it sprints across the open grassland. Along with the Arizona Game & Fish Department and others, Babbitt Ranches has been studying, monitoring and taking action to maintain the pronghorn and their habitat.
Ecological Restoration, Ultra Running, and Coaching
Ian Torrence has been the National Restoration Specialist for the American Conservation Experience, a long time champion for recreation and a world-class ultra-marathon runner. Ian has played a key role in restoring stretches of the Little Colorado River on Babbitt Ranches and establishing the 100 mile Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Ultra Marathon across Babbitts CO Bar ranch along the Arizona Trail.