Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species
The Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program seeks to manage the river ecosystem to ensure adequate river flows for riparian and aquatic organisms, with special emphasis on the Rio Grande silvery minnow and southwestern willow flycatcher. The Collaborative is a multi-agency, multi-stakeholder initiative that is a response to both conservation needs of endangered species, and the economic needs of water users.
RESOLVE believes that collaborative partnerships such as this are important in order to find ways to maintain values for all interested parties. It is also important that the initiative has access to good science. RESOLVE staff have supported the Collaborative Program by science panels that have considered different flow regimes and their effects on endangered species