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Taking the lead in New Mexico

The Claunch-Pinto Soil and Water Conservation District in Mountainair, New Mexico, was first in the nation to sign a memorandum of understanding with the USDA Forest Service and State conservation agencies. Now the district is a leader in healthy forests work in New Mexico. Fuels reduction, removal of invasive species, and reintroduction of native species and assemblages are of paramount importance to CPSWCD's conservation efforts. The work, funded by USDA Forest Service, the State Forestry office and State grants, provides a direct financial benefit to private landowners in an area with many low- and moderate-income residents. Grants have exceeded $1 million. Cost-sharing is provided to encourage fuels reduction and ecological restoration on private lands.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for October 5, 2018.
If not already posted here, an agenda may be picked up in the District office located at the Natural Resource Conservation Center, 1206 South Highway 55, Mountainair, NM.  

District meetings are held at the Natural Resource Conservation Center, located at 1206 South Highway 55, Mountainair, NM 87036. District meetings are open to the public as described in the CPSWCD Open Meetings Resolution. Regular meetings generally occur on the first Friday of each month.

All meetings are in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.


Cibola National Forest Announcement

The Draft Plan and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cibola National Forest Mountain Districts are available for preview here.

As a reminder, this is a preview of the draft documents and is not a formal release of the draft documents nor is it a formal scoping period.

The Cibola National Forest will be hosting a series of open houses in cooperation with the district collaboratives.  The open houses will provide the public an opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification on the current draft plan and the pre-publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The open houses are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, September 18, Mt. Taylor Open House, First Baptist Church of Grants, 224 Mountain Rd., Grants, NM, 4-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 20, Sandia Open House, UNM Continuing Education Center – North Building Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 4-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, Mountainair Open House, Dr. Robert Saul Recreation Center, 107 Roosevelt, Mountainair, NM, 4-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, Magdalena Open House, Magdalena School Fine Arts Center, 201 Duggins Dr., Magdalena, NM, 4-7 p.m.


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