Events

The most recent events are shown below. For earlier events, see also the pages on meeting and event archives.

Rio Cebolla Wetlands Project 11-02-2017
By Ron Loehman, Conservation Chair work-projectVolunteers are needed to work with Santa Fe National Forest personnel to construct several beaver dam analogs (BDAs) on the Rio Cebolla meadows downstream of where the Cebolla flows under FR 376. The work area is approximately 10 miles north of Porter's Landing on FR 376. This is the first stage of a project to increase riparian wetland area, to improve water quality, and to benefit fish habitat on the Rio Cebolla. We will be applying techniques similar to those Bill Zeedyk taught at a NM Trout workshop in 2015, including post pounding, rock placement, and willow weir construction. Some of the work will be in-stream and other parts will be on the stream banks. We suggest you bring waders if you plan to work in the stream. Because the work area is NM meadow jumping mouse habitat, the US Fish and Wildlife Service allows access only between October 15 and May 1, when the mouse is believed to be hibernating. We anticipate follow-on projects next Spring as early that weather permits and continuing through May. Saturday, October 28, 2017 Meet at 9:00 AM at the parking area above the Gilman Tunnels on FR 376. The club will provide lunch if you RSVP to Ron Loehman by 5:00 PM, Monday October 23, 2017

September General Meeting – September 12 08-11-2017
Monthly meetings will start on Tuesday September 12. At the first meeting Coleen Caldwell, who heads up the Cooperative Fishery Unit at New Mexico State University, will give a presentation on research the Unit is conducting on Rio Grande cutthroat trout. Don't miss it.

April General Meeting - April 11 03-28-2017
Cicil Rich, Fisheries Biologist for the Santa Fe National Forest, will discuss fishing programs and opportunities in the Santa Fe National Forest. Time: 7:00 pm Location: Sandia Preparatory School, McCall Preforming Arts Center, Room 712 If you want to get reminders, join our Meetup page and RSVP to this event.

March General Meeting – March 14 03-08-2017
New catch and release quality waters on the Rio Chama! Noah Parker of Land of Enchantment Guides will discuss the new catch and release water designation which was recently approved by the NM Game Commission.  We expect Noah will tell a little about the history of this initiative, the specifics of what part of the Rio Chama is in this section and, of course, recommendations on the great fishing opportunity these waters present. Time: 7:00 pm Location: McCall Preforming Arts Center, choir room at Sandia Prep. If you want to get reminders, join our Meetup page and RSVP to this event.

January General Meeting - January 10 12-20-2016
Jill Wick from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will give a presentation on Gila Trout Restoration in New Mexico. Time: 7:00 pm Location: Commons room at Sandia Prep. If you want to get reminders, join our Meetup page and RSVP to this event.