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
Wood Chipper Day, Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:00-2:00, Placitas Community Library!
Lessen wildfire danger around your home by pruning shrubs and trimming branches. Bring small trees and branches no more than 6 inches in diameter with ends aligned in the same direction for the chipper machine. No construction waste or barbed wire. Wood chips can be taken home for mulching and remaining chips will be available for residents for a few days or until gone. At the last Chipper Day held in June, the chipper ate approximately 40 loads of brush! Chipper Days are sponsored by Coronado SWCD. Suggested donation of $10 for regular loads and $15 for large trailer loads. All donations are used to fund rental of the chipper.
The 25th Annual Conference of the New Mexico Vegetation Management Association will be held November 15-16, 2017 in Albuquerque. Learn about integrated pest management, brush management, and more. Info and registration here.
The New Mexico Drought Task Force has an information-packed website with monthly drought updates and other resources. You'll find it here.
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Thank you, Lee Yardman and Ted Montoya!
At the August 10, 2017 meeting of the Sandoval County Commission, the Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District honored Lee Yardman and Ted Montoya for their efforts in keeping the Piedra Lisa Dam safe and sound.
After a recent inspection of the dam by the Dam Safety Bureau, Office of the State Engineer, both men worked quickly to bring the dam into compliance with current safety specifications. Yardman is Sandoval County's road supervisor. Montoya is a former supervisor for the Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District and the retired owner of Montoya Sand and Gravel.
The Piedra Lisa Dam protects the Town of Bernalillo from catastrophic flooding and is maintained cooperatively by Coronado SWCD, the Town of Bernalillo, and Sandoval County. Thanks to the effort and work of Lee and Ted, the dam will continue to protect Bernalillo's homes, businesses and residents.
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
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.