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Information about stream and river banks
Interstate Stream Commission
Interstate Stream Commission
US Department of Commerce/BLM Riparian Area Management (TR 1737-20) Grazing Management Processes and Strategies for Riparian - Wetland Areas
US Department of Commerce/BLM Riparian Area Management (TR 1737-20) Grazing Management Processes and Strategies for Riparian - Wetland Areas
Interstate Stream Commission
Interstate Stream Commission
Stream Ecology/Aquatic Biology Technician
Full time, seasonal position with Taos Pueblo WarChief’s Office, Ecology Programs Division, Wildlife & Habitat Conservation Department. Full-year career appointment anticipated within one to two years of hire date based upon performance and funding. On-the-job training and concurrent enrollment in professional/educational courses possible, depending on experience and qualifications. Stream survey to include aquatic (in-channel and lake) habitat; fish and aquatic organisms; stream ecology; and, full participation with Ecology Programs Division wetland and riparian assessment teams. Baseline analysis, condition assessment, restoration programs and collaboration on stream and habitat quality. Identify, collect and analyze fish, aquatic plants, insects and other species.
Stream Restoration Specialists
List of consultants that provide assistance with stream restoration in New Mexico. Updated April 2011 by NMED.
Four openings at NM Office of the State Engineer/Interstate Stream Commission - applications due 9/26 & 9/28/11
The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer/Interstate Stream Commission is advertising the 4 positions listed below. Applications are processed through the State Personnel Office.
Canadian River Scene [header]
Horizontal slice of scenery overlooking the Canadian River of Northern New Mexico
Berry's Call to the River
A businessman and former state legislator, Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry may seem an unlikely advocate for the Rio Grande. But with a new proposal in hand-and a personal commitment to make the river a part of his daily life-the Republican mayor is making waves.
Reconnecting the Pecos River
During the early part of the 20th century, the Pecos River had been channelized to create ponds that would attract waterfowl. Barricaded behind a wall of invasive salt cedar, the Pecos had also become disconnected from the plains through which it flows.
What's New for River Restoration in NM?
The River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative Reports on developments in river restoration in New Mexico.
Environment Department Requests Public Comment on Changes to Surface Water Quality Standards for Nichols and McClure Reservoirs and the Santa Fe River
The New Mexico Environment Department requests public comment on a proposal to amend surface water quality standards for Nichols and McClure Reservoirs and the Santa Fe River from Nichols Reservoir to Cochiti Pueblo. The public comment period will close on September 28, 2012.
Assessing the water needs of riparian and wetland vegetation in the western United States
The purpose of this guide is to provide a general foundation for the reader in several interrelated disciplines for the purpose of enabling him/her to characterize and quantify the water needs of riparian and wetland vegetation. Topics discussed are wetland and riparian classification, characteristics and ecology, surface and groundwater hydrology, plant physiology and population and community ecology, and techniques for linking attributes of vegetation to patterns of surface and groundwater and soil moisture. Rocky Mountain Research Station Online Publication.
Riparian Restoration Connection
The Tamarisk Coalition, a non-profit alliance working to restore riparian lands, has launched a new website called the Riparian Restoration Connection. Its goal is to create a central hub for the riparian restoration community to exchange resources, share ideas, ask questions, and get the information needed to help facilitate riparian restoration efforts.
Red River Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Press Release
The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Surface Water Quality Bureau (SWQB) is inviting the public to comment on the draft “total maximum daily load” (TMDL) withdrawal document for the Red River (Rio Grande to Placer Creek). A TMDL is a planning document that establishes specific goals to meet water quality standards in waterbodies where pollutant limits are exceeded.
Red River Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Public Comment
The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Surface Water Quality Bureau (SWQB) is inviting the public to comment on the draft “total maximum daily load” (TMDL) withdrawal document for the Red River (Rio Grande to Placer Creek). A TMDL is a planning document that establishes specific goals to meet water quality standards in waterbodies where pollutant limits are exceeded.
Shared Borders, Shared Waters: Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges
A new book that examines water management in the chronically water-short Israeli-Palestinian region, and Arizona, which relies significantly on the overallocated Colorado River, as well as on non-renewable groundwater supplies. This volume is predicated on the idea that scientifically-trained experts who are sensitive to sociopolitical conditions can assist in developing and evaluating feasible water management solutions.
Riparian Restoration Workshop Save the Date Flyer
February 26th, 2013, a Riparian Restoration Workshop is being held in Las Cruces, NM.
River Exchange flyer
River Exchange flyer 2011-2012
Bluewater Temperature Reduction and Riparian Restoration Project
An article that explains the assembly and use of a simple piezometer for groundwater and surface water levels, interactions and riparian assesment.
Restoration of the Pecos River at Bitter Lake NWR
This project demonstrates how river ecosystem improvements can be accomplished within the reality of a very limited water supply. The Pecos River is both a natural and historic legacy. It is our hope that current and future generations will be able to enjoy and learn from the restored Pecos River at Bitter Lake NWR, a window into the areas' rich history.
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