Results and Accomplishments
Collaborative watershed groups have been or are being formed in the Chama,
Cimarron , Conejos, Jemez, Mimbres,
Red River ,
San Juan , and
Upper Rio Grande watersheds. Watershed Restoration Action Strategies (WRAS) have been developed collaboratively by these groups. Stakeholders use the WRAS as an organizing framework to work together to resolve water quality issues and take control of water quality management through projects aimed at restoring rivers and streams and reducing the impacts of certain land uses.
Community members in the
Cimarron watershed have formed the Cimarron Watershed Alliance (CWA). CWA has received a federal grant of $648,000 to carry out the restoration work it outlined in its WRAS.
Members of the Red River Watershed group have received grants to address two issues identified in their WRAS: ATV (all terrain vehicle) impacts and fire danger.
Other watershed groups will be submitting project proposals and seeking funding to carry out projects identified in their WRAS documents.
Additional information about two of these collaborative efforts can be found on websites developed by the individual watershed groups.
Alliance - http://cimarronwatershed.org/
The Red River Watershed Group - http://redriverwatershedgroup.org/
Additional information about
Meridian ’s efforts in these watersheds is available at www.merid.org.