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Senator Heinrich to Attend 2017 Upper Rio Grande Wildlife Connectivity Summit

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation, in coordination with our partners at the National Wildlife Federation, the Colorado Wildlife Federation, and Trout Unlimited are excited to host the 2017 Upper Rio Grande Wildlife Connectivity Summit. Senator Martin Heinrich will be speaking and attending the summit this year, along with additional congressional staff.

Building off last year’s successful New Mexico and Colorado Natural Heritage Wildlife Doorways Workshop, the 2017 summit aims to support and increase cross-jurisdictional collaboration between local, state, federal, tribal, and nonprofit agencies. Representatives from a myriad of agencies will be in attendance to provide updates on progress made regarding forest planning for terrestrial and aquatic connectivity and discuss ways to continue to move the process forward.

What: 2017 Upper Rio Grande Wildlife Connectivity Summit, highlighting forest plan update, collaboration between agency and nonprofit groups around the protection of migratory wildlife connectivity.


  • S. Senator Martin Heinrich D-NM
  • Jeremy Romero, National Wildlife Federation
  • Andrew Black, New Mexico Wildlife Federation
  • Suzanne O’Neil, Colorado Wildlife Federation
  • Garrett Hanks, Trout Unlimited
  • Presentations by key Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife, Tribal leaders, and landowner representatives

When: Tuesday, August 22, 9 AM – 4 PM

Where: Sagebrush Inn & Suites

1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur

Taos, NM 87571

Additional Info: Photographs and video recordings are encouraged and portions of the summit will be broadcast live on social media.