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Rangeland Improvement Program:

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.



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 Wild Rivers Recreation Area of National Monument and private ranches in Sunshine Valley.

  • 14 stops, 21 speakers including ranchers and agency personnel.
  • Learn rehabilitation methods that have been tried and vegetation species that thrive.
  • See effects of thinning and fire on P-J.
  • Guidebooks and lunches provided.

To Register for this free range tour, telephone the

Taos Soil and Water District: 575-751-0584 or

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