Annual Report

FY12 Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program Annual Report


Date: 2012/01/01

Author(s): MRGESCP

Publication: Prepared by Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program, 25 p.


The Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program (Collaborative Program) brings diverse groups together to address serious environmental issues along the Middle Rio Grande (MRG). These groups include federal, state, and local governmental entities, Indian Tribes and Pueblos, and non-governmental organizations. Through this collaborative effort, these entities simultaneously protect and improve the status of listed endangered species along the MRG, protect existing and future regional water uses, and comply with state and federal laws, including Rio Grande Compact delivery obligations.

The Collaborative Program was established in April 2002 under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and continued through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed on May 15, 2008. The intent of Collaborative Program participants is two-fold: • First, to prevent extinction, preserve reproductive integrity, improve habitat, support scientific analysis, and promote recovery of the listed species within the Collaborative Program area in a manner that benefits the ecological integrity, where feasible, of the MRG riverine and riparian ecosystem; and, • Second, to exercise creative and flexible options so that existing water uses continue and future water development proceeds in compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

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