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Wetlands Action Plan
for the Galisteo Watershed

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Click to enlarge: A typical riverine wetland habitat of the Galisteo Creek mainstem.  Note the main channel has been incised and steep erodible banks are exposed.

This Wetlands Action Plan (WAP) is for the Galisteo Watershed, located in central New Mexico. The process of developing this Wetlands Action Plan included incorporating wetland issues into the 2005 Galisteo Watershed Restoration Action Strategy document and into the work of the Galisteo Watershed Partnership (GWP).

Subsequently, the SWQB Wetlands Program and former Earth Works Institute (EWI) established a wetlands steering committee for the Galisteo Watershed under the auspices of the GWP, and helped review and incorporate other community planning initiatives for areas in the watershed that were identified as having wetlands potential.

Maryann McGraw
Wetlands Program Coordinator
(505) 827-0581

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MORE IN THE GALISTEO...

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This WAP for the Galisteo Watershed identifies and prioritizes potential restoration projects, and provides a timeline for implementation. Since 2010, most of these projects have already been implemented due to the planning and assessment provided by this WAP (Appendix B).

This WAP targets community planning initiatives that help mainstream wetlands restoration and protection as part of the normal activities in the watershed.  The WAP takes advantage of the opportunity to coordinate wetland restoration with region, county, and local planning initiatives as steps to establish a long-term, watershed-wide wetlands restoration and protection program. Included in this planning effort is a strategy to track wetlands gains and losses, documentation of existing on-the-ground restoration of wetlands and a plan for monitoring and adaptive management.

The Galisteo Wetlands Action Plan is a watershed approach to wetlands protection and restoration. Strategic partnerships lie at the heart of the strategy that works in the Galisteo Watershed.

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MORE WORK AT SWQB IN THE GALISTEO WATERSHED:

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Bulleted item Planning for Wetlands in the Galisteo Creek Watershed
 
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USEPA–Accepted Watershed-Based Plans

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These Watershed-Based Plans (WBPs) were reviewed by USEPA and determined to meet the nine planning elements described in their Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories.

Watershed-Based Plans in Development

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These DRAFT WBPs are still works-in-progress, having not yet attained all nine planning elements listed in USEPA's Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories.

Watershed Restoration Action Strategies

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Visit our WRASs that were developed prior to the nine elements of the WBP that have been incorporated into the Nonpoint Source Management Plan since 2009.  These archival plans generally lack the quantitative elements required of WBPs, but many of them still provide ueseful background information for future planning.

Wetland Action Plans

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Wetland Action Plans (WAPs) are designed to specifically address wetlands and riparian resources within the boundary of a specific watershed.  SWQB facilitates watershed groups throughout the State to develop WAPs as an additional component of their Watershed-Based Plan.

Resources for Developing Watershed-Based Plans

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For more information on getting started, how-to guides and much more about completing a successful WBP, please visit us online today!

WOULD YOUR WATERSHED GROUP LIKE TO PARTICIPATE?

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The New Mexico Wetlands Program
ATTN.:  Maryann McGraw, Coordinator
New Mexico Environment Department
Surface Water Quality Bureau – Watershed Protection
1190 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502

Tel.:  (505) 827-0581 FAX.:  (505) 827-0160
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