The New Mexico River Stewardship Program funds restoration projects that enhance the health of rivers by addressing the root causes of poor water quality and stream habitat. The program aims to restore (or maintain) hydrology of streams and rivers to reduce flooding downstream while also enhancing economic benefits of healthy river systems for local communities. The Town of Red River has a tourism-based economy that relies heavily on fishing. Recent wildfires combined with historic river mismanagement created myriad water quality and stream habitat issues in Red River. Funding from the New Mexico River Stewardship Program allowed the Town of Red River to implement river restoration work, improving the environmental and recreational quality of Red River stream segments. Watch a video of the presentation or read and download the case study.