Rio Chama Watershed Congreso

Photo by Ed MacKarrow

Photo by Ed MacKarrow


“Conflict and Cooperation”
Featuring Panels on Water Management, Economics, & Speakers:
William DeBuys (River of Traps)
Lucy Moore (Common Ground on Hostile Turf)

This is the second annual Chama Congreso. Last year’s event explored a dozen river and watershed restoration projects that have potential to improve the quality of life for all residents-ranchers, villagers, recreationists- who rely on the Rio Chama.  The congreso concept is that collaborative decision-making can combine local knowledge with scientific management to sustain indigenous cultures, provide educational and economic opportunity for young residents and protect our resources.  The theme for this year’s congreso is the search for common ground among resource users of all cultural and economic backgrounds.

You are Invited to Participate! Together with students and other citizens, agencies (Forest Service, Game and Fish, State Engineer) and non-governmental organizations (Rio Grande Water Fund, NM Association of Conservation Districts, Chama Peak Land Alliance and others) help to decide how to best address our water and land management challenges in the Chama Basin.

Please SHARE this invitation and if you find others in your community or agency are also interested, by all means urge them to enroll. There’s no charge to participate, but space is limited (Deadline is February 27).  Call or e-mail us for more information and enrollment.  RGR will provide further details to enrolled participants, prior to the workshop.