Rio Grande Bosque

Rio Grande Bosque

ACTION ALERT: Tell the City to Stop Bulldozing the Bosque

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By Richard Barish, Bosque Issues chair, Central New Mexico Sierra Club, February 15, 2015

Early this week, the City of Albuquerque began plowing a trail through the Bosque with no notice to the public or comment taken.

A 6-foot-wide trail has been bladed and leveled from Central to I-40, impacting the most sensitive riverfront part of the ecosystem.

Tell the city: Don't bulldoze the Bosque and our trust!

Despite repeated efforts to meet with Mayor Richard Berry and his staff, Bosque advocates have received no response.


Visit to Bulldozed Area of Bosque

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The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter and Bosque Action Team will visit the area affected by bulldozing by the City this Sunday, February, 15, 2015 at 3pm.

What: Visit to Bulldozed Area of the Bosque

Where: Parking area, North of Central, East of the River.

When: Sunday, February 15th, 3pm

Contact: Camilla Feibelman, 505.715.8388


Albuquerque issues draft Bosque environmental assessment

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By Richard Barish, Bosque Issues Chair, January 15, 2015

In response to criticism from the Sierra Club and others that the City of Albuquerque was not looking at the potential environmental impacts of its proposed projects in the Bosque, the City agreed to delay implementation of its Bosque project and conduct baseline environmental monitoring. The monitoring was carried out by a private contractor, SWCA, over a period of about a year, ending in the late summer.


Chapter's response to Albuquerque's Bosque Environmental Monitoring Plan

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December 15, 2014

By email, mschmader@cabq.gov, and first class U.S. mail
Dr. Matthew Schmader, City of Albuquerque Open Space Division
P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, N.M. 87103
Re: SWCA Environmental Monitoring Plan and Baseline Monitoring Report

Dear Dr. Schmader:


Bosquitos in the Wilderness - EXPLORE THE VALLE DEL ORO!

Saturday, December 13th

The Bosque Action Team presents
Bosquitos in the Wilderness - EXPLORE THE VALLE DEL ORO!


Bosque Bash 2: RETURN OF THE LIVING BOSQUE!!!

4-8 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2014
Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Boulevard Southeast Albuquerque, NM, 87102 United States

Hard to believe but nearly a year has gone by since our first Bosque Bash. Because of your passion and commitment we have made tremendous strides in keeping our beloved Bosque a natural wonder. Join us on Sunday December 7th at Tortuga Gallery (901 Edith Blvd SE) for another joyous evening of food, fun, family, community…and of course great music, including Sage & Jared’s Happy Gland Band, Sweet Spot, Throw the Temple, Cali Shaw and more!!! Start time TBD.


Crawford Symposium - Feb. 25 - ABQ

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2014 Crawford Symposium ~ Green Trails for the Next Generation ~

What: A gathering and celebration to share our research and ideas about the New Mexico bosque and landscape we cherish. This is an event for high school school & college students, professionals and the community to promote information sharing, networking and action to help create a sustainable future!

Date: Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Location: Bosque School ~ Budagher Hall, 4000 Learning Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120


Richard Barish interview by VB Price on Rio Grande Vision plan

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The conversation offers objective insights into the Bosque issues and the Rio Grande Vision plan in a comprehensive manner.

V.B. Price talks with Richard Barish, the Bosque Issues chair for the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, about how Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry's Rio Grande Vision plan will impact the Bosque.

New Mexico Mercury

YouTube link


Bosque outings for kids

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By Camilla Feibelman

The Bosquitos and Kids Climate Campaign are inviting families, friends and especially kids to join us for activities on the last Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m.

Each event will be a unique opportunity to learn about the Rio Grande bosque and the climate and then to take an action. Please mark your calendar:

Sunday, Jan. 26: A visit to the Natural History Museum’s Degrees of Change Exhibit.

Sunday, Feb. 23: A walk in the Bosque and related art project.

Sunday, March 30: A Solar Energy Exploration where kids can link solar panels with toys and more.


A pro-bosque Albuquerque City Council majority

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By Richard Barish, Central Group Bosque Issues Chair

Sierra Club and bosque activists volunteered in unprecedented numbers to ensure that Albuquerque has a bosque-friendly City Council.


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