The Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a governmental subdivision of New Mexico serving eastern Sandoval County.
Coronado SWCD helps landowners, farmers, ranchers, residents and local organizations carry out conservation projects. These projects help to:
Seeking Solutions • Leveraging Resources • Engaging Local Partners
News and Announcements
We Treat Soil Like Dirt
"Erosion is rampant in the Watershed, as bare, lifeless soil blows and washes away with every rain. Unpermitted roads snake through our hills turning into gullies and then arroyos, dumping tons of sediment into Las Huertas Creek," writes Coronado Chair Lynn Montgomery in an article in the April issue of the Sandoval Signpost. You can read the full article, which discusses soil health and Las Huertas watershed issues, here.
NM State University's 2018 Windmill Certification Workshop to be held May 30 to June 2, 2018, Las Cruces. Information and registration info here.
The 2018 Organic Farming Conference will be held February 16-17, 2018 in Albuquerque. Learn more here.
The 2018 New Mexico Chile Conference will be held February 5-6, 2018 in Las Cruces. Details here.
Help get kids engaged in water conservation! Free educational resources are available that combine a read-aloud story with fun activities to engage youth and adults together. Use the materials in classroom, home school, adult literacy programs and informal education programs. Some items are available in Spanish. Access the materials here.
The Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District Land Use Policy Plan is available here.
The US Forest Service has released "A Citizens' Guide to National Forest Planning." It aims to demystify the forest planning process and explain how organizations and citizens can be involved in forest plan revisions. You can download the guide here. Posted 10/11/16
The New Mexico Drought Task Force has an information-packed website with monthly drought updates and other resources. You'll find it here.
Help kids learn about healthy soil! New soil health coloring book available from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. Schools can request up to 50 copies and individuals up to 2 copies. The 24-page coloring book is expected to be available in mid-November. Copies can be ordered in advance here.