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
Orlando Lucero elected to Coronado SWCD Board
The official results of the election for Coronado SWCD Board Supervisor Position 4, which was held May 2, 2017, are in. The results are as follows:
Orlando Lucero 174 votes
Richard Reif 140 votes
We look forward to working with Orlando when his term starts on July 1, 2017, and we appreciate both candidates' interest in the soil and water conservation issues that affect our local lands and communities.
The NM Water Resources Research Institute 2nd Annual Conference on Environmental Conditions of the Animas and San Juan Watersheds will be held June 20-22, 2017 at San Juan College in Farmington. It will include talks from the region’s leading experts on the impact of environmental catastrophes on our communities and an all-day educational tour of the Animas and San Juan watersheds. More information is here.
Batty for bats
At the October board meeting, Coronado's Board of Supervisors voted to donate $500 to the NM Bat Working Group to further research on White Nose Syndrome, a fungal disease that is decimating the bat population in New Mexico and across the country. The disease has spread at an alarming rate and millions of bats have died from it since 2008. Learn more about efforts to save the bats 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.
Coronado Chipper Day coming up June 3rd!
Clean up your yard and help protect your home from wildfires by trimming branches and brush. Bring your branches to Coronado's chipper:
Saturday, June 3
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Placitas Community Library
453 Hwy 165
You are free to take wood chips home for mulching. Wood chips will be available for immediate take-away and for a few days following the event.
The chipper can handle branches up to six inches in diameter and bundles of dead and dried limbs and twigs. It's best if you can bundle smaller branches with the branches going in the same direction, as they can quickly be fed into the chipper, but the crew will take less tidy bundles. The chipper can handle juniper branches, but other still-green and moist leaves tend to clog the chipper so, except for juniper, please bring dry material.
Coronado appreciates voluntary donations for this service. The suggested donation is $5.00 to $10.00 per load, depending on the size of your vehicle or trailer. Sandoval County residents are welcome to bring multiple loads.
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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