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Photo by Jake LaFore Questa Mayor John Ortega taking part in the mass trout release into the Red River.

Red River Restoration Complete


Mayor John A. Ortega, Councilor Louise Gallegos, Village of Questa Project Manager Jake LaFore, and representatives from the state of New Mexico, Chevron, River Bend Engineering, and NV5 gathered on a blustery Friday morning on November 18 to commemorate the completion of the Red River Restoration Project.


The event began at 10:00 am and continued for approximately forty-five minutes. Representatives from New Mexico’s Department of Game & Fish restocked some 350 trout into the river as part of the plan to reinvigorate the Questa area as a fishing location.


Chris Philips of River Bend Engineering provided NM Game & Fish with various public access points along the river for purposes of monitoring trout populations in the future. Restoration efforts now move to a company called Pathfinder Environmental based in Santa Fe which has a 3-year contract with the Village to monitor the new structural habitats along the river.

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