Take the Gila Wetlands Survey
Gila Conservation Coalition partners, Gila Resources Information Project and Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, are working in partnership with Amigos Bravos to identify “wetland jewels” in the Gila watershed. This effort will help prioritize wetlands for protection and restoration that serve as keystone areas in the health of the watershed. As part of the project, we are looking for local watershed user’s input on the wetland functions (i.e. habitat creation, groundwater recharge, streamflow maintenance, sediment retention, etc.) that matter most to them […]
Tell the Forest Service you support feral cattle removal in the Gila Wilderness!
The Gila National Forest is accepting public comment on its proposal to remove feral cattle that are degrading fish and wildlife habitat in the Gila Wilderness. Submit your comments by January 9th in support of the Gila National Forest’s plan to remove feral cattle from the Gila Wilderness. USFS Scoping Letter The Gila National Forest estimates that there are between 50-150 feral cattle remaining in the Gila Wilderness – America’s first wilderness area. The cattle have caused damage to riparian […]
Take Action: Thank Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján for Protecting the Gila River!
Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján reintroduced the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to protect segments of the Gila and San Francisco rivers and their tributaries as Wild and Scenic. Join the Gila Conservation Coalition in thanking Senators Heinrich and Luján for their leadership and dedication to long-term protection […]
Governor Lujan Grisham signs House Bill 200!
Please thank the Governor for protecting the Gila River and moving forward with water supply security for southwest NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed HB200 into law last week, ending the Gila River diversion project after more than 15 years of wasted time, money and effort. In addition to prohibiting any expenditure of NM Unit […]
House Bill 200 Clears Legislature
Bill will fast track funds to local water projects and prohibit spending on diversion In the last few days of this year’s legislative session, House Bill 200 passed the Senate floor by a vote of 26-15! HB200 is an essential step in bringing good governance to NM Unit Fund spending. Our communities have been waiting […]
16th Annual Gila River Festival Goes Virtual
Although COVID-19 will prevent gathering in person, the pandemic won’t stop the Gila River Festival from meeting virtually to celebrate New Mexico’s last wild river. The 16th Annual Gila River Festival will take place online September 18 and 19, 2020 and will explore how we cultivate resilience in our communities and ecological systems in the […]