BECY Field Notes
by Yasmine Quiroga
Two weeks ago, the Patagonia BECY crew went camping at the 47 Ranch out in Douglas and worked with the Douglas crew. The whole week we were building trincheras with rocks. These trincheras are supposed to bring back life and vegetation to the land, also to stop erosion within the land.
I learned many things during this camping trip, Dennis [Moroney of 47 Ranch] is a very knowledgeable man and definitely taught us all a lot about the land and the ranch itself. I think that it’s very important for youth to be learning and doing the things we have been doing during the BECY experience. It’s important to me not only because it’s something that needs to be done, but also because we get to help out locals with projects that you can’t do with only one person.
For more information about Trincheras, please read Jordan Sene's blogpost from the first week of the BECY program. Her post also includes downloadable flashcards about natural structures used to heal the land: