Conservation Projects Overview

Restoring Wetlands at the Valle de Oro NWRIMG_0093(1)

Since 2006 Rio Grande Return has played a leading role in the protection, restoration and enhancement of thousands of acres of wetlands, springs, associated wetlands and agricultural lands on tribal, public and private lands within the Rio Grande corridor.    Listed below are projects and initiatives  that Rio Grande Return has been involved in. Additional information on these projects is available on the “Conservation Projects” scroll down menu.

Planting Cottonwoods, Coyote Willow & Goodings Willow at the Valle de Oro NWR

IMG_0120Active projects:

  • Rio Grande Corridor at Buckman Maintenance and Monitoring
  • Valle de Oro NWR River Stewards Restoration
  • Rio Grande Corridor New Mexico NAWCA II
  • Rio Grande Corridor New Mexico NAWCA III
  • Ft Union/Wolf Creek Conservation Easement and Restoration
  • Mimbres Restoration

Past projects:

  • Rio Grande Corridor New Mexico NAWCA Phase l
  • Buckman River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative Phase I
  • Buckman River Stewards Phase II
  • Zia Pueblo Spring Restoration
  • Hamaasta Watershed Restoration
  • Comanche Creek Restoration
  • Diablo Canyon Spring Restoration

 

Key Partners:

  • Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust
  • New Mexico Land Conservancy
  • Quivera Coalition
  • Rio Grande Restoration
  • New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  • Trust for Public Land
  • River Source
  • Save Our Bosque Task Force
  • Bosque del Apache NWR
  • Valle de Oro NWR
  • Sevilleta NWR
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • WildEarth Guardians
  • Hamaatsa
  • New Mexico Environment Department Surface Water Quality Bureau