Photo by Ken Johnson

Thank you for joining us for the Friends Annual Meeting!


Agenda – Full Meeting Video Available below: 

  • Welcome – Mary Ruff, Board President
  • State of the Refuge – Deb Williams, Refuge Manager
  • Financial Report from Friends Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2022 – Jon d’Alessio, Treasurer
  • State of the Friends (membership numbers, yr in review, plans going forward, etc.) – Trisha Sanchez & JulieAnna Blomquist
  • Announce results of Board Elections  – Mary Ruff
  • Announce Martha Hatch Award for Volunteer of the Year – Mary Ruff
  • Close business portion of meeting – Mary Ruff
Presentation by Dr. Fred Phillips, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Hydrology at New Mexico Tech: Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change on New Mexico Water Resources over the next Fifty Years

We all recognize the importance of water to New Mexico, an increasingly arid state.  Tasked by our governor, The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (NMISC) is leading a collaborative effort to develop a 50-Year Water Plan.  The pillars of the 50-Year Water Plan are stewardship, equity and sustainability – how to allow for more flexibility in managing water supplies and infrastructure in the face of weather extremes brought on by a changing climate. Dr. Fred Phillips is a key member of a team of climate and water resources scientists convened by New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) to research the issues and deliver their report.  Their report will inform the development of the 50-Year Water Plan, in preparation by the New Mexico Interstate Stream











About Dr. Phillips: 

Dr. Fred Phillips is the lead author of the popular book, “Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land, and Water”, published in 2011 and available in our Nature Store.  To see another talk that Dr. Phillips presented for Friends in April 2021 – “The Rio Grande:  Is the Past the Key to the Future?” visit our video gallery. 

Click here for more information about Dr. Phillips.

FY 2021 Annual Meeting Slides

FY 2020 Annual Meeting Agenda

FY 2020 Annual Meeting Financial Report

FY 2020 Annual Meeting Slides

FY 2020 Annual Meeting Board Members Announcement

Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Meeting Video  – Please note that the keynote presentation portion of the meeting was not recorded.
Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Meeting Videos

Deb Caldwell Introducing Keynote Speaker Geoffrey Haskett

Q & A Part 1: Keynote speaker Geoffrey Haskett

Q & A Part 2: Keynote speaker Geoffrey Haskett

Part 1: Deb Williams, New Refuge Manager, Introducing Herself

Part 2: Deb Williams, New Refuge Manager

Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Meeting – Meeting held in September 2018


FY 2018 Annual Meeting Friends Accomplishments

2018 Annual Meeting Agenda Slides

2018 Annual Meeting Financial Report

2018 Annual Meeting State of the Friends

Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Meeting – Meeting held in September 2017


FY 2017 Annual Meeting Agenda Slides

2017 Annual Meeting Power Point

2017 Annual Report Treasurer’s Report

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