Here is a partial list and links to many of Rio Grande Return’s outstanding partners who share the same vision of  living rivers,  dynamic wetlands,  and sustainable foodsheds.

Save our Bosque Task Forceinstagram .Gina Dello Russo, facebook

facebookinstagramFriends of Bosque del Apache, J.R. Seeger & Deb Caldwell

facebookAmigos de la Sevilleta, Sue Small,

facebookRio Grande Agricultural Land Trust  Cecilia Rosacker, Executive Director.

Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust’s (RGALT) goal is to protect New Mexico’s natural resources and rural quality of life for the five New Mexico counties of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia.

RGALT is made up of farmers who live in the Middle Rio Grande Valley and are dedicated to the preservation of working farms, ranches, wildlife habitat and open space. For more information, visit

facebookinstagramSouthwest Seed Partnership, Shawn Stone,

facebookMRGEDA, Don Boyd,

NMDG&F  Donald Auer 

Quivira Coalition Jessi Adcock, THE MISSION of The Quivira Coalition is to build resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on western landscapes through education, innovation, collaboration, and progressive public and private land stewardship. For more, visit:

The Wilderness Society, Patricia Gallegos,

Amigos de la Sevilleta, Colin Barnett,

Audubon New Mexico, Paul Tashjian, Associate Director of Freshwater Conservation

Water Dialogue encompasses our Board’s attempts to discover ways to address contentious issues about how we will share, manage and protect this scarce and vital substance, and be stewards of its sources, so that they will continue to sustain us and those who will follow us.

To promote the wise stewardship of water resources in New Mexico through support of community-based forums for education, communication, and development of common ground and for more information, please visit nm water dialogue.

Audubon New Mexico, Beth Bardwell, Director of Conservation,

Rio Grande Restoration, Steve Harris, Executive Director,

Water Culture Network, Dave Groenfeldt, Executive Director,

Southwest Environmental Center, Kevin Bixby, Executive Director

Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust, Nancy Butler,

GeoSystems Analysis, Inc., Todd Caplan, Senior Ecologist,

NMDG&F, Ryan Darr, Lands Program Manager,

Hippauf and Associates Appraisers, Tim Connelly,

Intermountain West Joint Venture, Ali Duvall, Assistant Coordinator,

Santa Ana Plant Materials Center, Mike Halverson,

Trust for Public Land, Greg Hiner,

2 Birds 1 Stone, Kelli Stone, Wildlife Biologist,

Hamaatsa, Larry Littlebird,

SEED, Todd Lopez, Executive Director,

Center for Southwest Culture, Arturo Sandoval, Executive Director,

In Light of Nature Photography, Ed MacKerrow,

Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Maceo Martinet,

WildEarth Guardians, Jim Matison, Restoration Projects Director,

NMED Surface Water Quality Bureau, Maryann McGraw,

NMED surface Water Quality Bureau, Karen Menetrey,

NM House of Representatives District 50, Matthew McQueen,

The Nature Conservancy, Migratory Bird Program Director, David Mehlman,

Ducks Unlimited, Conservation Programs Manager, Todd Merendino,

Utton Center, Director, Adrian Oglesby, a

Graphic Design, Jaye Oliver,

Intermountain West Joint Venture, Operations Specialist, Lori Reed,

Playa Lakes Joint Venture, Conservation Delivery Leader, Christopher Rustay,

River Source, Executive Director, Richard Schrader,

Sandia Pueblo, Biological Technician, Timothy Smith,

Photography, Susan Swartz,

La Joya Farms, Owner/manager, Hank Taliaferro,

New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Executive Director, Garrett VeneKlasen, g

New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Acting Executive Director, Todd Leahy,

New Mexico Land Conservancy, Executive Director, Scott Wilber,