BOR Helps New Mexico with AIS Program at Navajo Reservoir

Due to the State of New Mexico’s budget constraints, the Bureau of Reclamation (Western Colorado Area Office) is currently working with New Mexico State Parks to provide financial assistance to implement an Aquatic and Invasive Species (AIS) Program for boat inspections, decontamination, and public education at the Pine River and Sims Mesa boat ramps at Navajo Lake State Park. Reclamation’s purpose for the assistance is to provide initial short-term funding to allow New Mexico adequate time to pursue long-term funding for continuation of the program, to compliment the ongoing AIS prevention program at Navajo State Park (Colorado portion of Navajo Reservoir), and to provide consistency for the entire reservoir.