Volunteers needed for RG cutthroat stocking - October 19

Volunteers needed for RG cutthroat stocking – October 19

Staff from Bandelier National Monument and NMDGF will be stocking RGCT into Capulin Creek the morning of Tuesday October 19th. They have requested volunteers from TU and NM Trout to help carry fish down into Capulin Canyon ... Read More
Conservation Project Report- Rio de las Vacas

Conservation Project Report- Rio de las Vacas

About twenty volunteers from NM Trout and the Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited joined forces on a conservation project, along with two grazing permitees ... Read More
Rio Guadalupe Nominated for Outstanding National Resource Water

Rio Guadalupe Nominated for Outstanding National Resource Water

by Ron Loehman, Conservation Chair The following is an excerpt from the NM Trout’s testimonial submitted in support of the Rio Guadalupe nomination as Outstanding National Resource Water (ONRW). The Rio Guadalupe exhibits all of the characteristics of an Outstanding National Resource Water. It is a delightful, free-flowing stream with high water quality in an exceptional scenic setting that is a treasured recreational resource. The Rio Guadalupe arises at about 7200 feet in elevation in New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains at the confluence of the Rio Cebolla and the Rio de las Vacas, the site of the old settlement of Porter’s ... Read More
On-Line Workshop on Beavers as Mother Nature's Environmental Engineers

On-Line Workshop on Beavers as Mother Nature’s Environmental Engineers

When Europeans first came to North America, beaver were everywhere. Nowadays, not so much. Researchers are recognizing that beavers can be a very effective means to improve stream quantity and the extent of riparian areas ... 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
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
Riparian Habitat Restoration:  Tularosa River, New Mexico

Riparian Habitat Restoration:  Tularosa River, New Mexico

This multi-phased project aims to enhance 5.5 miles of riparian habitat and facilitate watershed and riparian restoration along the Tularosa River in New Mexico. It s scheduled for completion September 2020 ... Read More