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Upper Rio Grande Wildlife Connectivity Workshop

Natural Heritage New Mexico (NHNM) and Colorado Natural Heritage Program convened an Upper Rio Grande Wildlife Connectivity Workshop December 7 - 8, 2016 at the Sagebrush Inn in Taos, NM. With several land management units in the Upper Rio Grande watershed updating or creating planning documents and increasing research on wildlife movement in this area this is be an opportunity to share information, brainstorm, and collaborate.

NHNM has been gathering wildlife movement data in the upper Rio Grande area from agencies and researches and has produced a report, “Wildlife Doorways, Supporting Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Across Borders in the Upper Rio Grande Watershed.” report authors Esteban Muldavin, Director and Ecologist, and Rayo McCollough, Data Manager, will be presenting this report and its data at the workshop. There will also be presentations from researchers and agency planners as well as breakout sessions to foster collaboration.

Wildlife Doorways Report

Workshop agenda

Summarized Workshop Notes


Managing for Wildlife Movement

Planning Updates from Participating Administrative Units

State of Relevant Science

Applying Science to Management

Best Management Practices/Science