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"Conservation is a state of
harmony between men and land."
--Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
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.
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.
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, 2017 in Las Cruces, Portales, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Meeting details and proposed rule amendments are here.
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.
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 2017 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference will be held February 17-18, Marriott Hotel, Albuquerque. Registration and event details are here or visit the conference Facebook page.