6:00 PM18:00

Rio Chama Water Plan

The state of New Mexico is updating their regional water plans. The next meeting for the Rio Chama Water Plan is April 29th at the Abiquiu Rural Events Center from 6-8pm (15 State Road 554) 

Meeting information

This is a good opportunity for you to express the issues that are of most importance to you and help guide policies, programs and funding!

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9:00 AM09:00

New Mexico Wetlands Roundtable

New Mexico Wetlands Roundtable in celebration of Bill Zeeyk's 80th birthday. Presentations will cover projects that highlight aspects of Bill’s career in wetland and stream restoration including: on the ground improvements, development of new restoration techniques, teaching restoration techniques to others, and new initiatives that promote volunteerism, collaboration and partnerships. This roundtable is co-sponsored by the Quivira Coalition, Albuquerque Wildlife Federation and the New Mexico Environment Department.

Location: Rotunda Meeting Room, University of New Mexico, Science and Technology Research Park, 801 University Blvd SE (Park North, 1st Floor East), Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Free Parking is available at the parking structure conveniently located one block west of the building on Baseheart Road.

This is a FREE event. Space is limited and participants must be registered to attend. Please use the following link to submit your RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-mexico-wetlands-roundtable-highlighting-the-work-of-bill-zeedyk-tickets-15377488482  Use the password: Wetlands

Contact Shelly Barnes for more information at michelle.barnes@state.nm.us.

The New Mexico Wetland Roundtables are part of a Wetlands Program Development Grant from EPA Region 6 to foster partnerships and collaboration for the restoration and protection of wetlands and riparian resources in New Mexico and are conducted on a semi-annual schedule. If you have not attended in the past, we would like you to see what the New Mexico Wetlands Roundtable is all about. 

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5:00 PM17:00

2015 Truchas Annual Banquet

Dear Friends:

The Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited (718) will hold its annual banquet on March 14, 2015 at the Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa in Santa Fe, NM. As always, we will begin the evening with cocktails at 5:00 PM with dinner, fun, and excitement to follow.

We are very excited to have Bill Edrington as our guest speaker this year. Bill has owned Royal Gorge Anglers in Canon City, CO for 16 years and has been fly fishing for over 40 years, mostly in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. He has authored over a dozen articles on fly fishing the Arkansas River, fly fishing caddis hatches and fly fishing instruction. His writings have appeared in Fly Fisherman MagazineFly Rod and ReelAmerican Angler, and Fly Fish America.  He currently writes the fishing reports for each quarterly issue of High Country Angler. His recent book, Fly Fishing the Arkansas, has become a “must have” for those interested in fishing southern Colorado. He has appeared on ESPN Outdoors and is featured fishing the caddis hatch on Colorado’s Major Six DVD by Marty Bartholemew.  Bill conducts over 20 seminars a year on fishing the lifecycle of the caddis and fishing Arkansas River hatches. Bill’s talk will be a conservation story of how hard work turned the Arkansas River, which had heavy metal mining contamination until 1993, into the #1 fished river in Colorado and, at the same time, the #1 whitewater recreation river in North America in just 20 years. The Arkansas gained Gold Medal status last year with over 5,000 fish per mile for over 100 miles, making it the longest stretch of Gold Medal water in the southern Rockies.

Our Grand Raffle features three amazing prizes and the checker board prize features a one of a kind bamboo rod from ZIA RODS.  This special bamboo fly rod has been made in "Santa Fe style" with turquoise, gold and silver and will only be available to banquet attendees.

Another photo of this amazing rod!!

2015 Grand Raffle Prizes

 1st Prize:  World Famous Vermejo Park Ranch - 2 days / 2 nights lodging for 2 people. Includes unguided fishing and meals. July or August only. 

2nd Prize:  Cow Creek Ranch - One day guided fishing for 2 people, with guiding by The Reel Life.

3rd Prize:  Soaring Eagle Lodge - One night lodging with dinner upon arrival and breakfast upon departure for 2 people. Includes unguided fishing and private water. Not valid September 1 – October 31.

Banquet tickets are $50 per person. A reservation card and return envelope have been included in your mailing along with two books of tickets for the Grand Raffle drawing. Grand Raffle tickets are available for $5.00 per ticket or a book of 6 is available for $25.00. Please include your payment for Grand Raffle tickets in the return envelope along with your completed ticket stub. In addition to the Grand Raffle, banquet attendees will have the opportunity to win exciting silent auction and bucket auction items in addition to the checkerboard for the ZIA bamboo rod.  This year's auction prizes include trips, gear, and much more.  If you didn't receive a reservation card and Grand Raffle tickets, see the contact information below to request Grand Raffle tickets or reserve a spot at the banquet.  Grand Raffle tickets will also be available at Santa Fe's fly shops: The Reel Life and High Desert Angler.

The Truchas Chapter’s Grand Raffle tickets and our annual banquet are the primary sources of revenue to help us pursue activities that improve the condition of the watersheds and cold water fisheries in northern New Mexico through restoration projects, education and advocacy.  These activities include participating in riparian area improvement and protection projects including Red River fish habitat improvement project near Questa, protecting and rehabilitating riparian areas along the Pecos River, and wetland restoration in the Comanche Creek watershed.  Our educational activities include fish fiestas, river cleanups, Trout-in-the-Classroom (TIC) programs in Santa Fe and Albuquerque schools, and funding a native fish exhibit at the new Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Los Alamos.  We continue our advocacy efforts to protect and restore Rio Grande cutthroat trout populations, support erosion mitigation efforts in Simon Canyon on the San Juan River, improve winter flows and implement catch-and release regulations for the Chama River, and supporting efforts to fight any proposals that might restrict or prevent access to public lands.  

Please show your support for the Truchas Chapter by buying Grand Raffle tickets and attending the banquet.

The Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa will be offering us a preferred room rate. Rooms are available for as long as there is space available. The preferred rate for the Truchas Chapter Banquet is $109 plus tax and RTA.  Use the booking code 10L5RN when making your reservation..

The Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa is located at 1501 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Their number is 505-982-1200 if you need directions.  There is ample free parking on site.

Email Denise Stalzer (dcstalzer@hotmail.com); Mike Rearick (cowboy_11_2@yahoo.com); Patty Sciarrotta (patricia.sciarrotta@gmail.com) or Art Vollmer (fish4rgct@gmail.com) if you have questions or would like to make a donation to the banquet's silent auction, bucket auction or a financial donation to the Truchas Chapter.

Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited (718) is a 501(c)(3) organization and any donation that you make will be a charitable gift that the chapter will acknowledge with a thank you letter.

One can RSVP with the reservation card and return envelope included in your mailing.  Mailings should arrive to your mail box in February.

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5:30 PM17:30

Truchas Chapter Annual Holiday Party 2014

Join us for our annual holiday gathering at the Ranch House in Santa Fe, NM. 

Truchas Chapter  (718) Holiday Party!

Where:    The Ranch House 2571 Cristo’s Road, Santa Fe, NM

When:     5:30 PM Thursday, December 4th

Cost:       $24 per person and cash bar


Join us for the Truchas Chapter’s annual membership Holiday gathering to come together with friends, swap fishing stories from the past season, and enjoy a plated BBQ dinner with a choice of two entrees and desserts.  This year’s party will be at The Ranch House.  Cocktail hour and appetizers will begin at 5:30 PM and dinner will be at 6:45 PM.  This isn’t a fundraiser, but an opportunity for socializing.  This year there will be no speaker to allow for more time and space to mingle.  Each guest will receive two coupons for a draft beer or house wine.


We will take time for a short bit of chapter business, namely the annual election of Board members.  The business meeting will be before dinner, so folks who do not wish to stay for dinner can participate in the vote.  Nominations from the floor will be accepted.  Everyone is invited for drinks (including the two free drink coupons) and the business meeting.  No reservation is necessary to attend the business meeting.  Reservations are only needed if you plan to attend the dinner.


Please come and join us!  Please RSVP by November 30th to Mike Rearick at cowboy_11_2@yahoo.com or Patty Sciarrotta at patricia.sciarrotta@gmail.com .   Checks can be made to Truchas Chapter of TU.  Credit cards will also be accepted.

Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited


2014 Holiday/Christmas Party








5:30-6:30 PM                Cocktail hour


6:30 PM                         Business & Announcements


Slate of Board Candidates;

Mike Rearick, Jennifer Black, Thom Cole, John Lopez,Gary Moran, Roger Prucino, Patricia Sciarrotta, Denise Stalzer, Art Volmer, William Zenger


6:45 PM                          Plated Dinner


7:45 PM                          Raffle


8:30 PM                       Depart

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Project Healing Water Fly Fishing Santa Fe, NM
1:00 PM13:00

Project Healing Water Fly Fishing Santa Fe, NM

Are you willing to serve those who served?
Volunteer your time and talent to help a veteran learn and enhance their fly fishing and fly tying skills.
To learn more and get involved
join us at one of the info sessions below or
contact: Andrew Black:

Meeting at the SFCC Veteran's Resource Center, Santa Fe, NM

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9:30 AM09:30

Dia del Rio........Pecos River Clean up and BBQ at Brush Ranch

Dia del Rio 2014......Pecos River clean up with the Upper Pecos Watershed Association.  Meet at UPWA's office at 78 S. Main Street in Pecos at 9:30 a.m. for coffee & pastries. Free totes & stainless steel water bottles! Get your garbage bags & gloves and head up the Canyon to clean your favorite area. At 12 noon get to Brush Ranch for a great BBQ lunch, bucket raffle, fly tying & casting instruction.

Hosted by UPWA    Call the UPWA office at (505) 757-3600 for more information.

Hosted by UPWA

Call the UPWA office at (505) 757-3600 for more information.

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5:00 PM17:00

Upper Pecos Watershed Association Benefit



Benefit for the Upper Pecos Watershed Association


Water, Wildflowers &Trout
A Benefit for the Upper Pecos Watershed Association

Canelas ~ Hwy 50 in Pecos
Sunday, July 20th 2014


• Social Hour
• Silent Auction
• Entertainment & Dancing: Music by Syd Masters & the Swing Riders


• Dinner catered by Hawkins Chuckwagon
• Live Auction: Scotty Rice, Auctioneer
$60 per person

RSVP by July 15th

For more information, contact the UPWA office 505-757-3600



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8:00 AM08:00

CANCELLED...........Rio Cebolla Fencing Project


Rio Cebolla Fencing Project with NM Trout on May the 31th. 

Saturday May 31 along the Rio Cebolla in the Jemez:  Construct fencing in a meadow area to keep cows off of the streambanks.  This part of the Rio Cebolla was known as a excellent trout stream but has been subsequently degraded by uncontrolled cattle grazing.  We are teaming with the Bosque Chapter, New Mexico Trout, the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation, and The Nature Conservancy on what we hope is a multi-year project to restore this area.  Contact Art Vollmer, fish4rgct@gmail.com or 474-1495, to volunteer.

More details to follow.

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