Rio Puerco &  Jemez Watershed Alliance

Restoration through outreach, education, & collaborative action


Rio Puerco & Jemez Watershed Alliance at a Glance

The purposes of the RPJA include but are not limited to:

Collecting and disseminating practical management and ecological information concerning watershed health, use, restoration, and management in the Rio Puerco and Jemez Mountains watershed and throughout New Mexico.

Examining, evaluating, and promoting new concepts regarding sustainable land use in the Rio Puerco and Jemez Mountains  watershed and in the state.

Involving land owners, local, state, and federal elected officials, administrative agencies, and the general public in the search for solutions to watershed problems, and articulate these solutions in a clear, understandable manner.

Accomplishing its goals through workshops, outdoor classrooms, lectures, publications, site tours, consultations, collaborative demonstration projects, awards, and any other appropriate informational venue.


The Rio Puerco is a tributary of the Rio Grande in New Mexico From its source on the west side of the Nacimiento Mountains, it flows about 230 miles generally south to join the Rio Grande about 20 miles south of Belen and about 50 miles south of Albuquerque.

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