American Rivers
American Rivers

Help save the Rio Gallinas!

Gallinas Village and Hermit's Peak | Photo Jacob Erickson, HPWA PR Director

The Rio Gallinas – suffering from drought, the largest fire in New Mexico’s history, and a lack of local input in watershed management – is in dire need of coordinated restoration efforts. The multiple state and federal agencies charged with managing the Rio Gallinas watershed will determine the fate of the river and the communities reliant on it. These agencies must overhaul their stewardship practices in watershed friendly, transparent, locally appropriate, and community driven ways.  

Please join us in reaching out to representatives from the Santa Fe National Forest, Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) Forestry Division, and New Mexico Environment Department. Urge them to attend the New Mexico Fire and Water Summit in the summer of 2023, where all affected communities, decision makers, federal and state agencies can come together to create a long-term management and mitigation plan for the Rio Gallinas watershed. 


**This action is only available for New Mexico residents.

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Santa Fe National Forest
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Army Corps of Engineers
Army Corps. of Engineers
Army Corps. of Engineers
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Federal Emergency Management Agency