Press Release
Seeking public comments on Draft EA for Facility Improvements
Southwestern Native Aquatic Resources & Recovery Center

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to construct new facilities (raceways, ponds, and a building addition) that support the Southwestern Native Aquatic Resources and Recovery Center (SNARRC) in Dexter, New Mexico. The ponds will be used to raise and condition razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) and Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) for release into the San Juan river as part of the San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program.

The Draft EA discusses the purpose and need for the improvements at SNARRC. The Draft EA has been prepared to evaluate the positive and negative effects of these activities on the natural and human environment. An important part of the process is gathering feedback from the public, tribes, and other agencies. The EA will be finalized at the conclusion of the comment period.

The Draft EA will be available online for public review and comment from December 18, 2023 through January 17,  2024. Please submit any comments or questions via email to