Rio Bosque Wetlands Park is a 372-acre City of El Paso park the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) manages through its Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM).
Wetlands and riverside forests once graced the banks of the Rio Grande in the Paso del Norte region. They were the most productive natural habitats in the region, but today they are virtually gone.
At Rio Bosque, the environment is still changing, but in a new way. Here, a diverse partnership is working to bring back meaningful examples of the unique and valuable ecosystems once found in our river valley.
In 2015, Rio Bosque's wetland cells held water consistently during summer
for the first time in 13 years. Wetland vegetation and water birds benefited.
(Photo: 3 Oct 2015)