Welcome to Ciudad SWCD

The Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District, a political subdivision of the state of New Mexico, promotes the conservation, improvement and responsible use of the natural resources on the rural and urban lands within its boundaries.

Responsibilities for SWCDs in the state are outlined in the New Mexico Soil and Water Conservation District Act

(73-20-45 et. seq. NMSA):

    • control and prevention of soil erosion;

    • prevention of sediment and floodwater damage;

    • furthering the conservation, development, beneficial application and proper disposal of water;

    • promoting the use of impounded water for recreation, propagation of fish and wildlife, irrigation, and for urban and industrial needs;

    • by the application of these measures, conserving and developing the natural resources of the state, providing for flood control, preserving wildlife, protecting the tax base, and promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the people of New Mexico.

We need your input to make sure we are addressing the natural resource concerns most important to you! Ciudad SWCD and NRCS strive to work with our landowners and communities to sustain and improve soil, water, air, plants, and wildlife and livestock resources in our region. In order to identify needs of the community and provide priorities for our work, we need your input. Taking this short survey will allow us to serve you better.

Ciudad SWCD Boundaries

Photo above courtesy of Water Wise Landscapes Incorporated. Photo below courtesy of Tess Houle, MRWM


Residential Rainwater Harvesting:

Community Action to Protect the Rio Grande

Join us for a FREE webinar and instructional video series that offers expert advice about low-tech, low-cost, low-maintenance rainwater harvesting techniques and an opportunity to join a community effort to reduce pollution in the Rio Grande.

Webinar Series

Monday, June 14

Tuesday June 15th &

Wednesday, June 16

5:30-7 p.m. via Zoom

More info and Registration at: https://cerv.is/m?0097gYXdzMV


Saturday, June 19, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - noon

On-Site Info-Session with our team of experts at Gutiérrez Hubbell House

More info and Registration for June 19: https://cerv.is/m?0097gaGwzBD

East Mountain Forest Health Program

CSWCD offers assistance to East Mountain residents for thinning of overly dense forested properties. Our program provides 50% cost share on the total project costs towards defensible space and overall forest health. Funding is available and we are currently accepting applications.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information and download a program application today to get started!

2021 EMFHP application

New Farmer Conservation Assistance Program

Are you wanting advisement on agricultural conservation practices? Curious what your soil type is and what can be grown sustainably on your farm? Do you want to implement soil and water conservation practices on your property?

CSWCD is in the progress of developing outreach and technical assistance to address these needs and we want to help you on your farm, ranch or forested property.

Applications will be accepted through August 2021. Check back soon for more updates.

Civil Rights Compliance

Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District has adopted an official Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement of policy that can be viewed by clicking this link.

In addition, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District, through its Mutual Agreement and Cooperative Agreement with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, complies with applicable federal civil rights requirements as described below: