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
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
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
Conservation Update - Spring 2020

Conservation Update – Spring 2020

New Mexico Trout will have an active 2020 volunteer program … but the dates have not yet been set. Projects include cleanup of the Rio Guadalupe corridor, willow planting and construction of vehicle barriers ... Read More
Phyllis Martinez Retires from The US Forest Service 

Phyllis Martinez Retires from The US Forest Service 

For many years, Phyllis Martinez was an important part of the New Mexico Trout conservation program. She retired this past July from her job as a ranger in the Jemez District of the Santa Fe National Forest ... Read More
Twenty-One Volunteers on the Last Project of the Season

Twenty-One Volunteers on the Last Project of the Season

Twenty-one members of New Mexico Trout, Trout Unlimited, and the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation met on the Rio Cebolla on October 26th for our last work project of the year - constructing and repairing beaver dam analogs ... Read More
Volunteers needed – conservation project October 26

Volunteers needed – conservation project October 26

Beaver Dam Analogs are gaining recognition as an important stream restoration tool. The structures function similar to beaver dams by slowing the water down, spreading it out, and causing sediment to drop to the streambed. Join us on October 26 on the Rio Cebolla in the Jemez ... Read More