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Final Environmental Assessment
City of Albuquerque
Habitat Restoration Project

The city of Albuquerque proposes to implement river and riparian restoration techniques for the benefit of the federally listed Rio Grande silvery minnow and southwestern willow flycatcher, specifically activities to improve habitat within the Albuquerque Reach of the Rio Grande. Restoring riverine and riparian habitats that support these species is considered an essential element for the recovery and ongoing success of these species and the Middle Rio Grande Bosque system.

Changes in riverine ecosystem processes and habitats have been linked to declines in silvery minnow, the last remaining member of a guild of small, pelagic spawning minnows native to the Rio Grande. Altered riparian ecosystem functions due to habitat loss and encroachment of non-native vegetation have contributed to the decline of the southwestern willow flycatcher. Restoring specific riverine and riparian habitats that support silvery minnow and flycatcher in river reaches where flow is more assured is a priority for the Middle Rio Grande ESA Collaborative Program.

The proposed action involves the design and implementation of various habitat restoration/rehabilitation techniques to restore aquatic and riparian habitat for the benefit of silvery minnow and flycatcher within the Albuqueque Reach of the Middle Rio Grande.

Final Environmental Assessment
City of Albuquerque
Habitat Restoration Project
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 Table of Contents
93 KB
 Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need for Action
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 Chapter 2 - Alternatives
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 Chapter 3 - Affected Environment
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 Chapter 4 - Environmental Consequences
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 Chapter 5, 6, 7 - List of Preparers, Consultation and Coordination, References
194 KB
 Appendix A - Site Photos
596 KB
 Appendix B - Acronyms
80 KB
 Entire Document
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 Finding of No Significant Impact
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Last updated: March 1, 2007