Fire in the Bosque --
On June 24th and 25th, 2003 there were several fires that caused considerable
damage in the Rio Grande Bosque. For more details about these fires and to see a
Burn Area Map see the
Fire in the Bosque
page on this website.
Community Meetings Held --
A series of public meetings were held in 2003 to present information and receive public comment on restoration concepts and possible educational/ recreational enhancements for the Middle Rio Grande Bosque Restoration Projects. This was the second set of public meetings on the project. Input from these meetings was used in the development of final concepts for the Reconnaissance Study and in the alternative development and selection for the Bosque Revitalization @ Route 66 Study.
Middle Rio Grande Bosque Restoration
Supplemental Planning Document Posted -
The Middle Rio Grande Bosque Restoration Supplemental Planning Document
has been posted on-line. This document includes a description of
problems, opportunities and constraints, the results of field reconnaissance,
summaries of the community
input and evaluation processes, and several maps of existing conditions.
This document also includes proposed ecosystem restoration concepts
and related recreational/educational
enhancements for further study in the feasibility phase. Please read
the report and contact us with any comments!
Opportunities & Constraints and
Initial Set of Alternatives Generated for Bosque Revitalization
@ Route 66 -
Over the past few months, the planning team developed a series
Opportunities and Constraints for ecosystem restoration for the bosque area between
I-40 and Bridge Street.
These were based on existing conditions analysis and planning concepts developed
during the Middle Rio Grande Bosque Restoration Reconnaissance Study.
The final draft of the Detailed Project Report and Environmental Assessment
is currently being produced. Anticipated completion is Fall 2004.