WRC, county conserving river areas


ALAMOSA- Western Rivers Conservancy has started working with Alamosa County Land Use to protect more of the Rio Grande.

Western Rivers Conservancy’s mission is to protect outstanding river ecosystems in the western United States. They acquire land to conserve critical habitat, provide public access for compatible use and enjoyment and cooperate with other agencies and organizations to secure the health of ecosystems.

Land has been purchased for recreational uses and to restore habitat along the Rio Grande near Alamosa. This purchase will also secure the land to maintain the agricultural heritage.

WRC asked for help with some funding and a letter of support for a proposal this week from the Alamosa County commissioners. The county commissioners agreed on a letter of support and said they want to meet in the future to talk about the funding.

Kristin Hicks is an intern at the Valley Courier