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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. Ciudad SWCD and NRCS holds annual work plan meeting to obtain input from the community.  If you are interested in participating, please contact us. 

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