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A plan to restore the Rio Grande

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  • Peak flows—snow melt, summer rains Perennial flows (most years) Braided, laterally migrating channel Dynamic mosaic of cottonwood/willow stands, grass meadows, ponds, small lakes, marshes, tornillo thickets
  • Re-engineer a “mini-Rio Grande” that functions like the old river but on a smaller scale Obtain water rights Reestablish overbank flooding and winter flows Restore aquatic and riparian habitats Reintroduce native fish Control exotic plant and animal species
  • Provide year-round aquatic habitat for native fish and wildlife species, especially for those with limited habitat Provide opportunities for the public to enjoy and learn about the Rio Grande ecosystem Advance knowledge about wetland restoration along the Rio Grande
  • Peak flows—snow melt, summer rains Perennial flows (most years) Braided, laterally migrating channel Dynamic mosaic of cottonwood/willow stands, grass meadows, ponds, small lakes, marshes, tornillo thickets
  • Wetlands restoration presentation

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