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Chinati Ixtlan Land and Cultural Conservancy’s Development Priorities

Establishing scope of work, the Conservancy’s Comprehensive Plan for FY 2017-2023 addresses the priorities listed below.

BUILDING/ CONSTRUCTION PRIORITIES

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT – PHASE I   (2013-2018)
Construction Priority #1 – Site Preparation
Installation of Basic Amenities include:
  • Road Access Improvements – Road access from public road to Chinati Ixtlan site  requires leveling, grading, all weather surfacing; top surface width of 12 feet  minimum with a 35-ft radius turn around and 60 ft T-shaped parking area
  • Water Source Development – well drilling, lining and casing; plumbing at well head;  trenching; and setting in place a storage tank with pressure gauge and pump
  • Utilities – electricity, phone/internet and security system
  • Septic System Installation –drilling, trenching, placing storage tank and lines
Construction Priority #2 – Eco- and Historic-Tourism Camp Grounds
  • Tent-Recreational Vehicle Lots
  • Kitchen-Dining Area
  • Showers and Restrooms
  • Hike and Bike Trails
Construction Priority #3 – Agriculture and Wild Animal Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Barn and Farm Shed(s)
  • Permanent Outdoor Animal Rehab Cages and Runs
PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT – PHASE II   (2018-2021)
Construction Priority #4- Conservancy Education Center
  • Assembly Hall – in the round for indoor ceremonies and large for lectures
  • Student and Staff Living Quarters – includes rooms for guests/visiting trainers
  • Classroom Facilities

ON AND OFF SITE PROGRAM PRIORITIES

PROGRAM  DEVELOPMENT – PHASE I   (2017-2020)
Program Priority #1 – Para-Professional Immersion Coursework/Certification in:
  • Desert Ecology/Dry Land Farming
  • Natural Construction/Sustainable Building
  • Wildlife Rescue/Rehabilitation
  • Family Health Care Provision
Program Priority #2 – Community Outreach Services
  • Eco- and Historic Tourism – public camp sites/annotated foot/bike trails
  • Wild Animal Sanctuary – temporary rescue/rehabilitation for injured birds/animals
  • Food Pantry Assistance
  • School and Youth Group Activities
  • Public Relations – onsite tours of land and Education Center’s historic display  area(s); newsletter; civic group presentations; participation in media events
Program Priority #3 – Life Enrichment Services
  • Indigenous Cultural/Spiritual Arts Events – traditional story telling; crafts; elder  wisdom/leadership structure and pedagogy
  • Nutrition and Native American Cooking Classes
  • Tribally-Sensitive Mental Health Counseling
PROGRAM  DEVELOPMENT – PHASE II   (2020-2023)
Program Priority #4 – Family Health Services
  • Basic Care – disease prevention and intervention
  • Women’s Health Screenings
  • Mother/Infant/Child Wellness – immunizations and physical exams
  • Elder Health and Fitness
  • Emergency Medicine/Transport