Eagle Creek was not what it used to be. The popular back country recreation area suffered damage from forest thinning efforts. Sites Southwest, in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Ecology, prepared plans for repairing the creek.
When a flood control diversion channel turned out to be an extension of the Rio San Jose – an ephemeral stream channel that is officially considered part of the “Waters of the US” under US Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction – Sites Southwest provided the necessary environmental permitting and mitigation planning for the project.
This Reconnaissance Study is the first phase of a comprehensive program to revitalize the river as it winds through Albuquerque. The goal is to restore the river’s bosque to an ecologically sustainable and natural environment that will provide exceptional visual, recreational and interpretive opportunities to its visitors.