Conservation Project October 20

Conservation Project October 20

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 20 on the Rio Cebolla in the Jemez ... Read More
Volunteer conservation project – Saturday, April 28

Volunteer conservation project – Saturday, April 28

Volunteers will help construct flow structures (beaver dam analogs) on the Rio Cebolla – Saturday, April 28 ... Read More
Rio Ruidoso Reclassification as 'Cool Water' Stream

Rio Ruidoso Reclassification as ‘Cool Water’ Stream

The combination of warm temperatures, low atmospheric pressures that occur at relatively high elevation and low dissolved oxygen are the basis for reclassifcation of the Rio Ruidoso ... Read More
Peralta Creek After the Las Conchas Fire

Peralta Creek After the Las Conchas Fire

We revisted Peralta Canyon, site of the 2011 Los Conchas Fire. We found that the canyon and the creek were mostly unaffected by the fire ... Read More
Unique NM License Plate Offered

Unique NM License Plate Offered

NM anglers can show their pride and support conservation with a special ediiton Rio Grande cutthroat trout license plate. Initial cost for the plate is $27, with $15 going to the Share with Wildlife Program ... Read More
New Mexico Grazing Rights Case Ruling

New Mexico Grazing Rights Case Ruling

A federal court recently ruled against motions filed several years ago by a group of ranchers seeking continued grazing rights on land in New Mexico that has been used by their families for centuries ... Read More
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Late Season Conservation Project on the Rio Cebolla

About a dozen New Mexico Trout volunteers spent the last Saturday in October assisting US Forest Service personnel in constructing structures in the Rio Cebolla called "Beaver Dam Analogs." ... Read More
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Pikeminnow in San Juan

From the June 2017 newsletter The endangered Colorado Pikeminnow is showing signs of recovering its diminished population in the San Juan River basin. The lower reaches of the San Juan River provide habitat for this federally listed fish. Conservation of this fishery is a priority of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department, and staff spend a considerable amount of time monitoring, stocking, and enhancing habitat to ensuring the long-term persistence of this resource. Based on data gathered last year following the spring peak release from Navajo Dam, scientists said they have found evidence the Colorado pikeminnow is reproducing in ... Read More