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
Hidden Realities of New Water Opportunities, the 62nd Annual New Mexico Water Conference, will be held August 15-16, 2017, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM. More info here.
The 23rd Annual Southwestern Noxious/Invasive Weed Short Course to be held July 25-27, 2017 at San Juan College in Farmington. Registration and agenda are here.
Soil Health and Grazing Management Workshop to be held July 13-14, 2017, Springer, NM.
Workshop will feature grazing management expert Ian Mitchell-Innes, soil health specialist Ray Archuleta, and animal health and mineral educator Mark Bader. Register by July 6. More info here.
Public hearings on NM pasteurized milk and organic agriculture rules to be held by New Mexico Department of Agriculture in four locations across the state to discuss the adoption and amendment of two rules (21.15.1 NMAC “Organic Agriculture” and 21.34.3 NMAC “Pasteurized Milk Ordinance”). Meetings will be held July 5, 6 and 7 in Las Cruces, Portales, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Meeting details and proposed rule amendments are here.
The New Mexico Drought Task Force has an information-packed website with monthly drought updates and other resources. You'll find it here.
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 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 appreciate both candidates' interest in the soil and water conservation issues that affect our local lands and communities.
The Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District Land Use Policy Plan is available here.
Batty for bats
At the October 2017 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.
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.
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.
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