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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 next regular meeting is scheduled for July 2, 2021. 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

Cibola National Forest Stage 2 Fire Restrictions begin Friday, June 18, 2021
Details here.
Map here.


Spring 2021 Weather Outlook — click image to view all slides



Red Flag Warning Info — click image for full document:

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