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Wetlands Presentation

  1. 1. Restoring the Rio Grande
  2. 2. Rio Grande: Lifeline for over 500 vertebrate species• 95 mammals• 345 birds• 95 amphibians and reptiles• 44 native fish Photo: Ken Stinnett
  3. 3. Elephant Butte Dam 1916
  4. 4. The status of native fish in the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico and west Texas: Gone (16): Present (8): • shovelnose • gizzard shad sturgeon • red shiner • American eel • river carpsucker • Mexican • bluegill tetra • mosquitofish • speckled • flathead catfish chub • smallmouth buffalo? • flathead • headwater catfish? chub • Rio Grande chub • Rio Grande silvery minnow • Rio Grande shiner • Rio Grande bluntnose shiner • phantom shiner • roundnose
  5. 5. Rio Grande Campaign Goal: to restore the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico and west Yellow-billed cuckoo Texas to a functioning ecosystem which supports native plants and animals beaver Shovelnose sturgeon Rio Grande leopard frog
  6. 6. Picacho WetlandsBefore Now
  7. 7. La Mancha Project Design • Two connected ponds on 3 acres of privately owned land • Inlet and outlet channels connecting to river at high flows • Appropriate native plantings in floodway and around ponds • Trail, signs and bench
  8. 8. A Living River Photo: Ken Stinnett

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