This report card is a timely, transparent assessment of Upper Rio Grande watershed health as of November 2022. This document was produced by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Audubon New Mexico, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). Funding was provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. Over 100 stakeholders contributed to this project. Analysis of environmental flows data conducted by Noelle Patterson & Samuel Sandoval Solis at University of California. UMass Upper Rio Grande Futures Model (URG-FM) was conducted by Chinedum Eluwa & Casey Brown at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Other analyses were done by Alexandra Fries, Katie May Laumann, & Nathan Miller at UMCES and Enrique Prunes and Natalie Shahbol at WWF. Layout and design by UMCES.

Data sources include: Colorado Parks and Wildlife, International Boundary and Water Commission, irrigation districts, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Program, National Land Cover Database, National Park Service, New Mexico Game and Fish, New Mexico Tourism Department, North American Breeding Bird Survey, Office of the State Engineer, Trust for Public Land, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Additional expertise was provided by:

Gilbert Anaya, International Boundary and Water Commission

Steven Bassett, The Nature Conservancy

Craig Cotten, Colorado Division of Water Resources

Gary Esslinger, Elephant Butte Irrigation District

Luis Garnica & Alex Mayer, The University of Texas at El Paso

Norm Gaume, Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates

Grace Haggerty, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission

Dagmar Llewellyn, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Anne Marken & Yasmeen Najmi, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District

Maryann McGraw, New Mexico Environment Department Toner Mitchell, Trout Unlimited

Esteban Muldavin, University of New Mexico

Michael Porter, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Alex Puglisi, National Wildlife Federation

Brian Richter, Sustainable Waters

Cleave Simpson, Rio Grande Water Conservation District

Chris Stegeman and Cindy Stoke, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission

Paul Tashjian, National Audubon Society

Andrew J. Treble, Colorado Parks and Wildlife