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Taos Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) serves the citizens and landowners of Taos County

Taos Soil & Water Conservation District is a member of the New Mexico Acequia Association, New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts, New Mexico Conservation District Employees, Northern Rio Grande Resource Conservation & Development Council and the National Association of Conservation Districts.

History Project

Taos County SWCD
History Project


“The history of every Nation is eventually written in the way in which it cares for its soil.”

Taos County SWCD History Project
President Franklin Roosevelt
March 1936

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Photo Gallery

Our Photo Gallery, contains images from our programs such as Education, Landscapes, Acequia Programs, Fire Prevention, Land Improvement, Stream Restoration and more!.

Video Gallery

Our Video Gallery provides on-demand lectures, seminars, "how-to" lessons, current events, and more!.

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Introduction/History

District Function & Organization
“Celebrating 70 years of Conservation” Introduction Taos Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) serves the citizens and landowners of Taos County by...

About Taos SWCD

The Taos SWCD office is located in the Juan I. Gonzales Agriculture Center at 202 Chamisa Road in Taos, NM. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m....

Acequia Conservation

Irrigation Water Conservation Taos SWCD has a long history of assisting local acequia associations and parciantes with irrigation improvement projects. In fact, acequia projects account for approximately...

Education and Outreach

Conservation Education and Outreach In 2010-11, District Education Coordinator Ernie Lopez continued to work with local schools to promote natural resource conservation. Over 500 students per month...

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Taos Soil and Water Conservation District provides technical and financial assistance to local landowners to develop defensible space areas around homes and structures located in the wild...

Rangeland Conservation

Rangeland Conservation Management of privately owned rangelands within Taos County continues to be a District priority. The restoration of native grasses as well as other types of vegetation aids ranchers...

Stream Restoration

Stream Restoration The District continues to monitor, assess and restore the rivers and streams that are the lifeblood of the local community. For the past eleven program years, Taos SWCD has led the...

Water Studies

Water Studies and Water Planning

Taos Soil and Water Conservation District has continued to assist local governments, municipalities and landowners with water related issues. The District...

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