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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.

District Board Meetings


The Claunch-Pinto Soil & Water Conservation District Board will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021, 5:00 p.m. An agenda is posted here

The meeting will be a conference call meeting.  For call-in information contact the DISTRICT OFFICE LOCATED AT 1206 SOUTH HIGHWAY 55.  

For a copy of meeting Agenda call the District Manager at 505-847-2243 or by coming by the District Office at 1206 South Highway 55.

All meetings are in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.


If not already posted here, an agenda may be picked up in the District office located at the Natural Resource Conservation Center, 1206 South Highway 55, Mountainair, NM.  

District meetings are normally 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, at 8:00 AM. •At this time, meetings will be held by Zoom.•

All meetings are in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Meeting dates in 2021:

Meeting dates 2021

USDA Announces Application Deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program for Fiscal Year 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, December 16, 2020 – Farmers and ranchers are urged to contact their local USDA Service Center for information on how to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The deadline to apply for the classic signup is January 15, 2021. A separate application deadline will be announced for contracts eligible for renewal. NRCS accepts applications year-round from agricultural producers who have established farm records with the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Full information here.

USDA NRCS Announces Application Deadline for Environmental Quality Incentives Program for 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, December 8, 2020 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Assistant State Conservationist for Programs Kenneth Branch, announced today that a sign up for fiscal year 2021 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is underway. All New Mexico agricultural producers who would like to be considered for financial assistance under general EQIP or special conservation initiatives need to apply by January 8, 2021. 

Full information here.

Cibola National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions began Friday, October 23, 2020
Click here for details.

Red Flag Warning Info — click image for full document:

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