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Rio Grande Valley Broadband • Entered by Susan Ostlie on April 29, 2023

NM Northern and Southern Wetlands Roundtables

March 21, 2023 – April 19, 2023

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 0
Post Admin hours 0
Activity Hours 12
Participants 1
Total Hours 12

Key Issue: Water-related Conservation
Activity Type: Trainings (WALTS, CAREs/GLOWs, research, conferences, workshops, etc.)
Key Partners: NM Environment Dept.- Surface Water Quality Bureau, Forest Service, NM Fish and Game,

Short Description of Activity

Northern NM Wetlands Roundtable – 6 hours
Vegetation Treatment Database in New Mexico, Patricia Dappen and Katie Withnall, New Mexico
Highlands University
International Watershed Management: From the Valleys of New Mexico to the Mountains of Morocco, Amina Sena, Santa Fe National Forest
Lower Jaramillo Creek Restoration Project, Steve Vrooman, Keystone Restoration Ecology US ACE Regulatory Update, Forrest Luna, US Army Corps of Engineers
Responding to the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire with a Watershed Prospective, Lea Knutson, Hermits Peak Watershed Alliance
CALM Revisions and Integrated Report, Meredith Zeigler, New Mexico Environment Department Surface Water Quality Bureau
ArcGIS Story Maps as an Outreach Tool: A Mini How-To, Lucas Graunke, New Mexico Environment Department Surface Water Quality bureau
Tres Lagunas Restoration at Santa Rosa Wetlands, Matthew Monjaras, Impact Outdoors

Southern NM Wetlands Roundtable – 6 hours
Protecting New Mexico Wetlands – Both Acreage and Condition, Sarah Griffin, SWCA Environmental
Revising the State Wildlife Action Plan for New Mexico, Virginia Seamster, NM Department of Game and Fish
Web‐Based Video Trainings for the New Mexico Rapid Assessment Method Montane Riverine and Lowland Riverine Subclasses of Wetlands, Elizabeth Milford, UNM Natural Heritage Program
US ACE Regulatory Update, Reid Riley, US Army Corps of Engineers
Clovis Area Playa Restoration: What’s Old is New Again, Christopher Rustay, Playa Lakes Joint Venture Ravenna Grass Identification and Eradication Techniques, Michael Scialdone, Pueblo of Sandia Environment Department
2023‐2024 Sacramento Mountains Watershed Survey, Elizabeth Stuffings,
New Mexico Environment Department Surface Water Quality Bureau
Maryann McGraw, New Mexico Environment Department
The Roundtable is organized by the NMED Surface Water Quality Bureau Wetlands Program


As usual, there were some presentations that were above my paygrade, but I always learn something I didn’t know before that teaches me about the fragility and importance of wetlands, even in a state that is as much of a desert as New Mexico. I also learn about indigenous techniques for maintaining and enhancing wetland areas.