Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Habitat
Restoration Project Environmental Assessment
and Finding of No Significant Impact
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority plans to restore habitat for the benefit of the southwestern willow flycatcher on a 20-acre section of the Middle Rio Grande in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Habitat restoration would entail creating an approximately 10-acre swale that would be dominated by willow. An additional approximately 10-acre buffer area would be planted with native riparian shrubs typical of the surrounding floodplain. The site is on lands that are owned by the City of Albuquerque and managed by the city of Albuquerque Open Space Division. The ABCWUA has assembled a project team that includes SWCA Environmental Consultants and Open Space to implement the project. The project, when implemented, would contribute to the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program goal of meeting the habitat restoration requirements as stated in Element S of the Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives in the March 2003 Biological Opinion (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2003).
|Environmental Assessment [PDF]||
|Finding of No Significant Impact [PDF]||