Nate Wiese is fishery biologist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and manager of the Mora National Fish Hatchery. On April 20, I volunteered to help with some maintenance at the hatchery, and was able to learn a lot about native fish management and species recovery.
Lori Paras is an expert in treating raptors afflicted with lead poisoning, and on April 11, I was allowed to visit the Santa Fe Raptor Center facility to witness first-hand what lead poisoning can do to bald eagles.
The workshop is an annual event focusing on peer-to-peer interaction between watershed restoration practitioners. This year, the event was hosted by the Save our Bosque Task Force, a non-profit organization based in Socorro, New Mexico.