District representatives helped cut the ribbon and officially open the Building 903 Lab Space, Sept. 23, 2015, at Kirtland Air Force Base.
Attendees at the All Trails Lead to Santa Fe Conference had the opportunity to visit one of the lesser-known projects in the Albuquerque District, Galisteo Dam. The conference was the first ever joint conference of three important trail associations and took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26. The Albuquerque District also announced that there will be National Public Lands Day events at Abiquiu, Cochiti and Santa Rosa lakes in N.M. and at John Martin Reservoir in Colo.
Students and advisors from the JROTC at West Mesa High School spent part of their Labor Day weekend improving hiking trails at Cochiti Lake.
District biologists continue to monitor habitat restoration sites to learn more about the endangered silvery minnow population. “Observations are that the silvery minnow is doing better this year,” said fishery biologist Michael Porter.