Members of the Recovery Team include individuals from the New Mexico Water Resource Research Institute, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, City of Albuquerque, University of Texas, University of New Mexico, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
, and others.
The Bureau of Reclamation manages reservoirs and a channel modification program.(37) The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District operates drains and delivers water through canals to irrigators,(38) Flood waters from the metropolitan area are discharged through the conveyances of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority.
Finally, the agency that has the most control over the Bosque, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, has benefited from the obscurity that accompanies the environmental policy choices reflected in its actions.
Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, and other agencies to protect the species.
In a state with a relatively weak environmental sector, where only a few groups have paid staff, the disparity between those who are the paid representatives of the large institutions (for example, the attorneys and staff who represent organizations such as the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District and the City of Albuquerque's Public Works Department) and the nonprofit sector results in weak to nonexistent advocacy of environmental interests.