December virtual election & call for nominations

December virtual election & call for nominations

It's time for board elections (vice president and treasurer). Send in your nominations and we'll meet on Zoom on December 8 ... Read More
Preparation for and Handling of Large Trout

Preparation for and Handling of Large Trout

Consider the stay-home curfew we are all living by. Every month that we have to stay home, the fish grow another inch. By fall the fish stocked in March will be “Braggin” sized. Here are some tips for your stay-at-time by Wes Bigney ... Read More
New Study Explains How Brown Trout Replace Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout in New Mexico Streams

New Study Explains How Brown Trout Replace Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout in New Mexico Streams

Hint: It’s Not Because They Eat Them A summary of research by Lauren Flynn
New Mexico State University Reported by Ron Loehman, Conservation Chairman Brown trout tend to replace Rio Grande cutthroat trout (RGCT) where they occur together in New Mexico streams, not because of predation, but because brown trout outcompete RGCT for food and habitat. That is the conclusion of research recently completed by Lauren Flynn for an MS degree in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology from New Mexico State University. This result was independent of water temperature for a sample of eight New Mexico streams in the Santa Fe ... Read More
Proposal for Greater Protections for Northern New Mexico Rivers

Proposal for Greater Protections for Northern New Mexico Rivers

A working group comprised of individuals, environmental, and recreation groups is developing a proposal to the NM Water Quality Control Commission to secure greater protections for the upper Rio Grande, the Rio Hondo, and Jemez headwater streams ... Read More
Women on the Water: Fall Update

Women on the Water: Fall Update

Mary Rosel, Women’s Activities Chair
From the October 2020 newsletter  Fall is finally here with its cooler weather and cooler stream temperatures!  I dream of getting back on the water.  This has been a life changing year.  Change isn’t always easy, especially if it means giving up something you love to do.  I want to think that this change will lead to innovations to a new and better way to live.  In the meantime, savor the moments with your loved ones.  Be thankful for the good things in your lives.  Ponder your thoughts and dig deep to learn how to make ... Read More
Trespass Cattle Degrading Streams on the Valles Caldera National Preserve

Trespass Cattle Degrading Streams on the Valles Caldera National Preserve

Recently, some New Mexico Trout members have reported encountering large numbers of cattle in and along the Rio San Antonio and the Rio de los Indios in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Here is some background and suggested actions ... Read More
All Meetings - cancelled

All Meetings – cancelled

All meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Check back for updates - the website, calendar, Facebook or Meetup page ... Read More
New Riparian Restoration Program for Streams on New Mexico National Forests

New Riparian Restoration Program for Streams on New Mexico National Forests

The Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests and the Kiowa National Grasslands have announced the release of the Draft Environmental Assessment for Northern New Mexico Riparian, Aquatic and Wetland Restoration Project. The Draft EA is available for review and comment ... Read More