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Taking the Lead in New Mexico

The Claunch-Pinto Soil and Water Conservation District in Mountainair, New Mexico, was first in the nation to sign a memorandum of understanding with the USDA Forest Service and State conservation agencies. Now the district is a leader in healthy forests work in New Mexico. Fuels reduction, removal of invasive species, and reintroduction of native species and assemblages are of paramount importance to CPSWCD's conservation efforts. The work, funded by USDA Forest Service, the State Forestry office and State grants, provides a direct financial benefit to private landowners in an area with many low- and moderate-income residents. Grants have exceeded $1 million. Cost-sharing is provided to encourage fuels reduction and ecological restoration on private lands.


Participate in our Community Wildfire Protection Plan COMMUNITY SURVEY

A Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a way for communities to address their wildfire risk by promoting collaboration and local action through comprehensive planning and prioritization. A custom online survey has been designed to help gather the perspectives of residents on wildfire risk and hazard within our community. The online survey can be found here.

A paper version of the same survey may be downloaded here; please mail the completed survey to 

Claunch-Pinto Soil and Water Conservation District
P.O. Box 129
Mountainair, NM 87036

However we encourage you if possible to enter your information electronically via the above link.

Your input via this survey will help us ensure that we have a clear idea of the range and prevalence of activities and concerns across the District and County. Responses from the survey will help identify areas of particular concern to residents, ascertain resident’s priorities for actions to reduce wildfire hazard, identify mitigation activities residents are undertaking, and determine what tools you or your community need in order to undertake further mitigation actions. Your response is anonymous although we are asking for general information of your location so we can identify activities and concerns specific to your area.

We thank you for providing your input through this community survey (it should take around 20 minutes). We can’t guarantee you will see all your perspectives represented in the final CWPP, but we can guarantee they will all be considered in developing the suite of wildfire mitigation projects.


Agenda for the Regular Board meeting for Friday, 8:00 a.m. June 3, 2016. There will be a public meeting at 8:00 a.m. to discuss the District’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan.

District meetings are now being held at the Natural Resource Conservation Center, located at 1206 South Highway 55, Mountainair, NM 87036. District meetings are open to the public as described in the CPSWCD Open Meetings Resolution. Regular meetings generally occur on the first Friday of each month.

Water Trust Grant Cost Share Assistance REQUEST FOR COST-SHARING

NRCS program Application Deadlines

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