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San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program
Southwest Region, March 14, 2006
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The Program Coordinator (New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office) representing The San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program and the program manager for Upper Colorado River Recovery Program, along with their respective non- Federal partners, met with over 30 Congressional (Senate and House) staff from the four represented States (New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming) from March 7–14 in Washington DC.

The purpose of the trip was to provide members of Congress current information on the progress these programs are making toward the recovery of four fish species: the endangered Colorado pikeminnow, razorback sucker, humpback chub and bonytail.

The programs have a broad range of support from the Governors, members of Congress, the Navajo Nation, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Nation, water development and environmental interests.

These recovery programs are considered national models of cost-effective, public and private partnerships working to recover endangered species while allowing water development to continue in compliance with Federal and State laws.  For more information concerning the Program, access the following website - http://southwest.fws.gov/sjrip.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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