Healthy watersheds are critical to the wellbeing of New Mexico’s people, plants, and animals. Working with volunteers, community organizations, wetland restoration contractors, environmental consultants, and public land and wildlife agencies, Amigos Bravos works to protect and restore the natural hydrology and resiliency of wetlands, forests, high mountain meadows, and aquatic ecosystems. Our goal is to ensure that the environmental and social/cultural health of our watersheds are connected and protected.
In addition to on-the-ground restoration projects to protect special places, Amigos Bravos also works to restore native aquatic species including the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout and river otters to their habitats.
Strong and effective policies and regulations are another essential component of restoring watershed health. We work with citizens, like-minded environmental organizations and legislators to develop and implement proactive policies that counter threats from Trump Administration rollbacks and climate change-driven drought.