New Video! Farms are the Future in New Mexico

Check out this map to see how sandhill cranes are funneled into the Middle Rio Grande bottleneck in their migration route.

The Middle Rio Grande is a precious thread of water through the desert. Here, the migratory bird flyway narrows into a small corridor along this river because it becomes practically the only water source for thousands of miles, east and west.  

Conservation partners in the Middle Rio Grande know that every square mile of the river is important for wildlife, especially birds. Landowners, non-governmental organizations, federal and state agencies, tribes, and others are all crucial advocates here. Watch this short video to hear directly from a diverse coalition of people who are working together to keep the Middle Rio Grand intact.

Want more information? Read this story about how federal and state agencies see landowners as crucial allies in this part of the world.


Find other articles in the Winter 2017 issue of IWJV’s newsletter here: