Website links or contact information for groups, associations, governmental entities or others who have connections or interests with the MRGCD
The Ditch & Water Safety Task Force is an organization dedicated to eliminating ditch and arroyo injuries and deaths through education.
WATER REGULATION AND CONSERVATION AGENCIES
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
Albuquerque Metropolitan Area Flood Control Authority
When you want information about the natural resources in your neighborhood, you can turn to your local Soil and Water Conservation District.
As the largest supplier of surface water in New Mexico, we are committed to serving over 8000 constituents in Southern New Mexico with the river’s lifeblood.
Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority
The Mid-Region Council of Governments is a multi-county governmental agency that is helping our region plan responsibly for the future, in light of anticipated growth in New Mexico’s mid-region.
Socorro Soil and Water Conservation District
Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority
MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY AGENCIES
Bernalillo County Government, New Mexico
City of Albuquerque, New Mexico Municipal Government
Open Space works to acquire and protect the natural character of land designated as major public Open Space in the 1988 revised City of Albuquerque Comprehensive Plan.
Sandoval County Government
Socorro County Government
Valencia County Government
New Mexico has 35 diverse state parks to explore, including cool lakes, mountain forests, canyons, desert beauty, and fascinating historical sites—even dinosaur tracks!
New Mexico State Forestry is responsible for wildfire suppression on all non-federal, non-municipal, non-tribal and non-pueblo lands.
NRCS offers technical information and financial assistance to New Mexico’s many farmers and ranchers. It also benefits homeowners, consulting firms, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and technical service providers, to name a few.
The Office of the State Engineer is charged with administering the state’s water resources. The State Engineer has power over the supervision, measurement, appropriation, and distribution of all surface and groundwater in New Mexico, including streams and rivers that cross state boundaries.
Bosque del Apache NWR is an important link in the more than 500 refuges in North America.
The Indian Affairs Bureau offers an extensive scope of programs that covers the entire range of Federal, State and local government services.
Located in the heart of New Mexico, 50 miles south of Albuquerque, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is comprised of nearly 230,000 acres of diverse habitat.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen the Nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.
The Bureau of Reclamation manages, develops, and protects water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.
Middle Rio Grande Bosque Initiative (U.S. Fish and Wildlife – NM Ecological Services)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a bureau within the Department of the Interior. Our mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
US Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Colorado Region Albuquerque Area Office
Real-Time Data for New Mexico: Streamflow
Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment
WATER CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION
The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) is long-term ecological research using volunteers (mainly K-12 teachers and their students) to monitor key indicators of structural and functional change in the Middle Rio Grande riparian forest, or “bosque”.
The Central New Mexico LandLink is an effort to connect entrepreneurial farmers and ranchers looking for land and farming opportunity to agricultural landowners, and farm and ranch internship and mentorship possibilities.
Environmental conservation is an important issue in today’s world, and there are lots of ways to help in your own backyard. Now more than ever, it is vital to preserve our planet and its natural resources, like water, soil, plants and wildlife. Everyone can help out by recycling, using less water, and making the community more eco-friendly. Many of these activities can be fun, too!
Located on the central Rio Grande flyway, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park offers excellent bird watching throughout the year. Visitors can observe about 250 species of birds including roadrunners and wood ducks. A trail system along the river, demonstration gardens and indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing areas add to this valuable public resource.
The SOCORRO SAVE OUR BOSQUE TASK FORCE works to preserve, protect, and enhance the Rio Grande river and its adjoining riparian area (bosque, wetlands, grasslands) while respecting the customs and cultures of the residents of Socorro County to provide for public recreation, allow for historical resource use, and plan for public safety, all within the confines of current infrastructure and political limitations.
SustainableABQ …. solutions for a sustainable Albuquerque
Information about water conservation from the United States Geological Survey
Water Conservation and the water cycle from NASA
Information on water management in buildings, landscaping and water conservation tips from the Environmental Protection Agency