Completed Projects

  • 2009-River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative Grant to remove a failed gabion dam, eliminate a stagnant anaerobic slough and create a wetland, and restore the Pecos River to its original channel, lowering water temperatures and reducing sediment deposition in the stream.
  •  2010-New Mexico Community Foundation Grant to perform in-stream and riparian restoration in the Pecos above its confluence with the Mora. The UPWA project lead to the Department of Game and Fish performing similar restoration using the same engineer and contractor on its sections of stream at Mora, Jamie Koch, Tererro, and Bert Clancy areas, providing several miles of greatly improved public access trout habitat and also lowering water temperature and reducing sediment loads.
  • 2015-New Mexico River Stewardship Grant to perform in-stream and riparian restoration at Dalton Day Use Area to address post fire and flood damage from Tres Lagunas Fire. Work complete in May 2016.
  • 2016-CWA 319 Grant to perform instream and riparian restoration on 1.8 miles of Upper Cow Creek to mitigate TMDL listing for temperature and also address post fire and flood damage from Vivash and Tres Lagunas Fires . Contract and order to proceed received in early June 2016. Scoping for Environmental Clearance has begun, Decision Notice expected March 2017, construction to follow.
  •  2016-New Mexico River Stewardship Grant to perform in-stream and riparian restoration to address post fire and flood damage from Tres Lagunas fire in Holy Ghost Canyon and Creek, Awaiting Contract and order to proceed.
  •  2016-CWA 319 Grant to update UPWA WBP for changes caused by Tres Lagunas fire and subsequent floods. Awaiting Contract.
  •  2009- Collaborative Forest Restoration Grant (CFRP) to (1) establish a “Firewise” program in Pecos Canyon, (2) perform an assessment of need for treatments to reduce fire risk in the 3 highest risk areas in Pecos Canyon, (3) recommend specific areas for types of treatment and (4) complete NEPA Clearance for treatments. Unfortunately UPWA was unable to complete the NEPA Clearance portion of the project due to lack of sufficient grant funds and time. UPWA intends to apply for another CFRP Grant to complete  the clearance work and perform the treatments.