We have served as the co-chairs for the Collaborative for the last 6 years. The Collaborative, which began as a group responding to a proposed Santa Fe River restoration proposal, has evolved into a knowledgeable, thoughtful and respected group of individuals all of whom share concerns about the Santa Fe River Watershed, the health of its riparian environment and the rich cultural traditions of its agricultural history.
The Santa Fe River Traditional Communities Collaborative is a true collaboration comprising of a wide range of individuals, organizations and government entities including area ranchers and farmers, the Presidents of the La Bajada Village Association, the Agua Fria Village Association and the La Cienega Valley Association, the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association, the Director of the Water-Culture Institute and representatives from the New Mexico Acequia Association, the Santa Fe–Pojoaque Soil and Water Conservation District, the Pueblo de Cochiti and the Rivers Run Through Us. We are also joined by representatives from state and federal agencies that includes Senator Udall’s and Representative Lujan’s offices and we have active participation from city and county staff.
Co-Chairs: Carl Dickens and Felicity Broennan