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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Proper Functioning Condition

BLM FISHERIES NEW MEXICO

Proper Functioning Condition

Proper functioning condition (PFC) was assessed for the Rio Ojo Caliente (3 miles) a tributary of the Rio Chama and the Red River (5) a tributary of the Rio Grande.


PFC analysis of the Ojo Caliente

The PFC information is critical in continuing an adaptive management monitoring strategy for projects going forward. Other resources that benefit from the riparian surveys include rangeland playa ecosystems, migratory birds, resident birds, mammals, river otters, aquatic macroinvertebrates, fishes, and amphibians.

BLM Plans and Objectives Addressed:

  • Taos Resource Management Plan (2012)
  • Riparian Vegetation Goal to: Provide for proper functioning condition (PFC) of vegetative communities by managing for viable and resilient native wildlife species and other associated habitats.
  • Riparian Vegetation Goal to: Move toward and/or remain in PFC such that riparian communities will be sustainable, provide physical stability and adequate habitat for a wide range of wildlife species, and support healthy, diverse, and abundant populations of fish and associated aquatic and riparian dependent species.
  • Taos Resource Management Plan (2012), Riparian Vegetation Objective to: Monitor riparian areas and conduct rangeland health assessments to document progress toward achieving and maintaining PFC.