Rio Grande Restoration

Mailing Address: HC 69 Box 3-C, Embudo, NM 87531
County of Location: Taos
Phone: (575) 751-1269
NTEE Code: B- Education, C- Environment
Mission Statement:

To return the Rio Grande to health by providing an improved flow regime of high quality water.

Primary Programs:

1. River Policy Project-Analysis and Recommendations for "river-friendly" changes to statute, administrative rules and policies that will improve river protection within the Rio Grande Basin states of CO, NM, TX and EUM (Republic of Mexico).

2. Rio Chama Flow Optimization-Uses collaborative stakeholder governance to optimize operation of El Vado Reservoir for water supply, ecological restoration and other purposes.

3. Statewide Assessment of Hydrologic Alteration-Uses hydrologic modelling to track conditions in New Mexico's River Basins, report to State Legislature.

4. Education and Outreach-elevate awareness of Rio Grande issues, current and historic; provide volunteer opportunities for river restoration action; ensure accountability of water providers (irrigation and municipal suppliers) to ecological condition of the Rio Grande and its tributaries (with focus on MRG, Rio Chama, Big Bend and the Forgotten River).

Populations Served: Native American, Rural, Urban, Children and Youth, Latino/Hispanic
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $25,000 - $99,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Steve Harris

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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