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
The NM Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held in Los Lunas, NM on December 13, 2017. sponsored by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), "provides an opportunity for growers, educators and agricultural stakeholders to learn about cutting-edge agricultural practices that can enhance sustainability and improve farm profit in New Mexico." More information here.
The 24th Annual New Mexico Water Dialogue Meeting will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Albuquerque. You can get more info about this year's meeting, "Balancing Our Water Needs: Adjudication and Alternatives," here.
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.
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.
The Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District Land Use Policy Plan is available 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 SWCD Board Changes
Changes in the Coronado SWCD Board have occurred recently. Patricia (Trish) Bolton, a CSWCD Supervisor since Fall 2014, announced at the August Board meeting that she would be stepping down from her position. For much of her time on the Board, Bolton also served as Secretary and Treasurer. Bolton has a long-standing interest in environmental issues and has helped the District obtain resources, provide education, and address local conservation needs. She has coordinated and staffed Coronado’s twice-yearly Chipper Days, helped obtain grant funds for restoration work in the Placitas Open Space, coordinated forest and acequia projects, and assisted the District with many administrative, legislative, and outreach activities, always jumping in to lend a hand when one was needed. Fortunately, Bolton has agreed to stay on as an Associate Supervisor to assist Coronado in the next year (Associate Supervisors are volunteers appointed by the Board; they do not have voting status). Trish, the entire CSWCD Board and staff thank you for your dedication and hard work as a District Supervisor and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the next year!
To fill the vacant Supervisor position on an interim basis, the Board appointed Jon Couch at its September meeting. Couch also will serve as the Board's Secretary-Treasurer. Couch is a former CSWCD Supervisor with a long-time understanding of Coronado's mission and district conservation needs. Welcome, Jon!
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.
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