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Taos Soil & Water Conservation District
Serving the citizens & landowners of Taos County
Education & Outreach
Education & Outreach
Taos SWCD spent approximately $62,300 on 21 different conservation education and outreach events in one year alone. Taos SWCD uses a variety of places and events to educate the public about soil and water conservation.
Acequia Conservation
Acequia 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 two-thirds of all assistance requests received by the District. Taos SWCD utilizes experienced staff and consultants as well as state of the art technology to enhance the design and inspection departments contained within its Acequia Construction Program.
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 land/urban interface. Utilizing a professional forestry consultant, the District was able to implement fire prevention strategies as well as improve overall forest health in critical areas of Taos County.
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 with their livestock operations as well as providing much needed forage for wildlife. Additionally, the deterioration of this resource by the encroachment of Sagebrush and Pinion/Juniper species is a major concern to local conservationists and land managers.
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 way in advocating sustainable and innovative methods for stream channel restoration. The District utilizes natural channel design methods and is currently educating local landowners about the benefits of such practices. These methods not only work better for the ecosystem, they also preserve the aesthetic beauty of the river, improve the adjacent riparian habitat and are more economical than traditional designs.
Animal Damage
Animal Damage
Taos SWCD in cooperation with USDA Wildlife Services provides information, training and materials for animal damage problems involving beaver, coyote, prairie dogs, skunks gophers, pigeons, etc. This service includes but is not limited to farmers, ranchers, homeowners and municipalities. Animal Damage experts are available for consultation every Thursday during Spring and Summer months at the Taos SWCD office.
Vegetation Management
Vegetation Management
Taos Soil and Water Conservation District advocates integrated management strategies with regard to noxious and invasive weed infestations. The District continues to research and fund alternative methods of weed management while continuing to provide vegetative expertise to private landowners. Partnering with local farmers and ranchers as well as NM State University, Taos Native Plant Society and concerned individuals, Taos SWCD assists local taxpayers with new and innovative strategies for weed control.
Water Studies, Water Planning & Watershed Health
Water Studies, Water Planning & Watershed Health
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 either funded or participated in many projects, Taos SWCD Water Program, & Total Groundwater Program expenditures for FY 2010-11 were approximately $11,200,
Special Projects
Special Projects
Taos SWCD assists local acequias, governments, associations and private landowners with sandbags for both irrigation and erosion control. Total Special Project expenditures for FY 2010-11 were approximately $7,600.
Groundwater Study
Groundwater Study
Taos County Groundwater Quality Background - USGS Topographic Map and Digital Elevation Model (DEM).

A Proud History of Serving the Citizens & Landowners of Taos County

Taos County SWCD History Project

 

historyproject2 “The history of every Nation is eventually written in the way in which it cares for its soil.”

President Franklin Roosevelt
March 1936

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About Taos SWCD

about TSWCD

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.

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Events

  • Annual Meeting 2016

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  • 2016 Range Tour

      2016 Range Tour: Sagebrush and P-J range rehabilitation tour sponsored by Taos Soil and Water Conservation District, August 6 west of the Gorge on private ranches and Taos Plateau portion of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Sunday, August 7 east of the Gorge on grazing allotments and Read More
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