Over the past two decades, Taos Soil & Water Conservation District has provided Taos County with expertise regarding local development and land use issues. In fact, the District is required via State Statute to provide opinion as to whether a subdivision conforms to County regulations with regard to Terrain Management. Additionally, the local Soil & Water Conservation District must participate in the formulation of local subdivision regulations. In the spring of 2005, with recommendations provided by Taos SWCD, Taos County completed the most recent publication of new and updated subdivision regulations and procedures. Taos Soil and Water Conservation District advocates responsible and sustainable development standards for the community and strives to assist governmental entities and developers with the task of minimizing the impact of development on the surrounding environment. Additionally, the District provides reviews to various entities with respect to natural resource conservation and management.