River Conservationist Steve Harris - An Overview of the New Mexico 2015 Legislative Water Issues
Harris will address The Gila River Diversion Proposal, USC Reform, Watershed Restoration, Steam Access and Landowner Rights and Public and Private Partnerships. Harris is the Executive Director of The Rio Grande Restoration and the Chama Flow Project and runs a river business called Far Flung Adventures.
Rio Grande Restoration is a New Mexico non-profit organization, established in 1994 to secure the river flows necessary to support restoration of the “great river”. The Rio Grande is vitally important to individuals and communities, yet it has been so over-developed as to cease to flow at certain times and places. Protective and restorative policies must be initiated at state and national levels, if we are to prevent continued ecological decline and socio-economic conflict along the Rio Grande.