Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District

Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District Our District boundaries encompass most of Bernalillo County and parts of southern Sandoval County, NM. Visit our website at https://sites.google.com/site/ciudadswcd/
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Healthy Soils Program grant applications are due July 2 - please consider submitting your project!https://www.nmda.nmsu....
06/21/2021
Apply for a Healthy Soil Program grant for your soil health pilot project

Healthy Soils Program grant applications are due July 2 - please consider submitting your project!

https://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/nmda-homepage/divisions/apr/healthy-soil-program/

Are you a farmer, rancher, or land manager in New Mexico with a project in mind to improve your soil health? Learn how to apply through an "eligible entity" for pilot-project grant funding, available as part of NMDA's new Healthy Soil Program.

!!! Attention Community Gardeners, Farmers, & Ranchers !!!!NMDA's Healthy Soil Program (HSP) application period is open ...
06/02/2021

!!! Attention Community Gardeners, Farmers, & Ranchers !!!!
NMDA's Healthy Soil Program (HSP) application period is open in order to apply for grant funding to improve the health, yield and profitability of the soils in New Mexico. The deadline to apply is July 2nd at 5:00 PM. Individual applicants must seek support from an Eligible Entity, while Ciudad SWCD is defined as an Eligible Entity. For more information visit NMDA's webpage (below) or call Ciudad SWCD at (505)510-DIRT.

NMDA HSP webpage: https://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/nmda-homepage/divisions/apr/healthy-soil-program/

!!! Attention Community Gardeners, Farmers, & Ranchers !!!!
NMDA's Healthy Soil Program (HSP) application period is open in order to apply for grant funding to improve the health, yield and profitability of the soils in New Mexico. The deadline to apply is July 2nd at 5:00 PM. Individual applicants must seek support from an Eligible Entity, while Ciudad SWCD is defined as an Eligible Entity. For more information visit NMDA's webpage (below) or call Ciudad SWCD at (505)510-DIRT.

NMDA HSP webpage: https://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/nmda-homepage/divisions/apr/healthy-soil-program/

Attend a May 21,2021 NMDA webinar to learn how to submit an application for grant  funds through the NM Healthy Soil Pro...
05/06/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: How to apply for a Healthy Soil Program grant from NMDA: A webinar for New Mexico’s Eligible Entities, farmers, and ranchers. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the...

Attend a May 21,2021 NMDA webinar to learn how to submit an application for grant funds through the NM Healthy Soil Program!

Register here: https://nmsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrdeGuqDMsGNx6g_Rj0o9-NYnHgmVdOM4a?_x_zm_rtaid=Hg_dxT4SSkeNRkquhXcZLg.1620331981741.f8c51edc4f90a474a53221427fb5c414&_x_zm_rhtaid=327

NMDA’s Healthy Soil Program is pleased to announce a third year of grant funding to improve soil health in New Mexico. This webinar will show potential applicants the steps to apply for a grant to implement an on-the-ground project. There are two types of grant applicants under NMDA’s Healthy So...

Photos from Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District's post
05/02/2021

Photos from Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District's post

Fire season will be upon New Mexico soon. Do you have slash or green yard waste to dispose of?!  Have no fear, a free Gr...
04/20/2021

Fire season will be upon New Mexico soon. Do you have slash or green yard waste to dispose of?! Have no fear, a free Green Waste Event will be here! Green Waste Days will be held at the East Mountain Transfer Station from May 15th to May 30th!

Fire season will be upon New Mexico soon. Do you have slash or green yard waste to dispose of?! Have no fear, a free Green Waste Event will be here! Green Waste Days will be held at the East Mountain Transfer Station from May 15th to May 30th!

NRCS NM is Seeking Pictures of NM PlantingThis planting season, let NRCS showcase your New Mexico operation by participa...
04/19/2021

NRCS NM is Seeking Pictures of NM Planting

This planting season, let NRCS showcase your New Mexico operation by participating in the #Plant2021 campaign! NRCS will share your story on social media and farmers.gov. Here’s how:

1. Using your smartphone or digital camera, take photos of what’s happening on your operation during planting season. Videos may be too large to email as attachment, so you can email them to us via mail drop (iPhone), Google Photos (Android), or any other file sharing service. A few ideas:
- If you’re comfortable, we’d love to see you and the people that make it happen set against the backdrop of your agricultural operation.
- Take a photo from inside the cab of your tractor so that we can see what you see.
- Photos at sunrise or sunset are always beautiful!
- Behind-the-scenes photos showing us the amount of planning and preparation it takes to have a successful planting season are welcomed.

2. Submit the photo(s) along with the following information to NRCS at [email protected]:
- Your name, if you’re comfortable sharing.
- Location of your operation.
- Information about what’s in the photograph(s) and the crop(s) you are planting.
- Your thoughts about this year’s planting season.
- Your operation’s Facebook/Twitter/Instagram account, if you have one and want us to tag you.

Please note that by submitting your photo/video, you are granting USDA permission to use these materials for outreach and education purposes.

NRCS NM is Seeking Pictures of NM Planting

This planting season, let NRCS showcase your New Mexico operation by participating in the #Plant2021 campaign! NRCS will share your story on social media and farmers.gov. Here’s how:

1. Using your smartphone or digital camera, take photos of what’s happening on your operation during planting season. Videos may be too large to email as attachment, so you can email them to us via mail drop (iPhone), Google Photos (Android), or any other file sharing service. A few ideas:
- If you’re comfortable, we’d love to see you and the people that make it happen set against the backdrop of your agricultural operation.
- Take a photo from inside the cab of your tractor so that we can see what you see.
- Photos at sunrise or sunset are always beautiful!
- Behind-the-scenes photos showing us the amount of planning and preparation it takes to have a successful planting season are welcomed.

2. Submit the photo(s) along with the following information to NRCS at [email protected]:
- Your name, if you’re comfortable sharing.
- Location of your operation.
- Information about what’s in the photograph(s) and the crop(s) you are planting.
- Your thoughts about this year’s planting season.
- Your operation’s Facebook/Twitter/Instagram account, if you have one and want us to tag you.

Please note that by submitting your photo/video, you are granting USDA permission to use these materials for outreach and education purposes.

Concerned about drought, bark beetles, and East Mountain forest health?! If so, EMIFPA Fire & Emergency Management Agenc...
04/15/2021

Concerned about drought, bark beetles, and East Mountain forest health?! If so, EMIFPA Fire & Emergency Management Agencies is hosting a live Zoom Webinar on Saturday, April 17th to discuss bark beetles and pinon pines. You won't want to miss this one. Please contact [email protected] if you'd like to attend the webinar.

San Juan SWCD in northwestern NM has been working hard over this past year! The District has created many videos you may...
04/08/2021

San Juan SWCD in northwestern NM has been working hard over this past year! The District has created many videos you may find useful, check out San Juan SWCD on YouTube or see the link below. @SanJaunSWCD
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuzvxvSidAsTGiWCslf6tTQ/featured

San Juan SWCD in northwestern NM has been working hard over this past year! The District has created many videos you may find useful, check out San Juan SWCD on YouTube or see the link below. @SanJaunSWCD
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuzvxvSidAsTGiWCslf6tTQ/featured

An agriculture funding resource overview webinar will be held with Senator Lujan and Local USDA officials on Thursday, A...
04/07/2021

An agriculture funding resource overview webinar will be held with Senator Lujan and Local USDA officials on Thursday, April 8th at 10:00 AM. The panel will discuss how to access the funding resources, qualifications and criteria for farmers and ranchers, and how to set up an appointment with a local USDA representative to begin filling out your next application.

To register for the webinar, please use the link below. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2psk9p8JTFWtz5o7KubCwg

An agriculture funding resource overview webinar will be held with Senator Lujan and Local USDA officials on Thursday, April 8th at 10:00 AM. The panel will discuss how to access the funding resources, qualifications and criteria for farmers and ranchers, and how to set up an appointment with a local USDA representative to begin filling out your next application.

To register for the webinar, please use the link below. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2psk9p8JTFWtz5o7KubCwg

Please join the Fire Adapted New Mexico learning network on March 16th at 6pm mst for a Home Ignition Zone Webinar with ...
03/16/2021

Please join the Fire Adapted New Mexico learning network on March 16th at 6pm mst for a Home Ignition Zone Webinar with guest speaker Captain Jerry McAdams. Through this 1-hour webinar FACNM will teach the audience some simple and effective ways to reduce the risk of home ignition from flames and embers. The webinar will take place on Facebook live and will be streaming from the FACNM Facebook as well as partner pages, including right here.
#nmfire #fireadapted #fireadaptednm #homeignition #firewise

Please join the Fire Adapted New Mexico learning network on March 16th at 6pm mst for a Home Ignition Zone Webinar with guest speaker Captain Jerry McAdams. Through this 1-hour webinar FACNM will teach the audience some simple and effective ways to reduce the risk of home ignition from flames and embers. The webinar will take place on Facebook live and will be streaming from the FACNM Facebook as well as partner pages, including right here.
#nmfire #fireadapted #fireadaptednm #homeignition #firewise

A strong storm moving to the north of NM and low humidity will drive fire weather conditions across central New Mexico t...
03/10/2021

A strong storm moving to the north of NM and low humidity will drive fire weather conditions across central New Mexico today. Exercise caution with potential ignition sources as conditions can cause fires to spread rapidly.

Be safe and be #Firewise.

A strong storm moving to the north of NM and low humidity will drive fire weather conditions across central New Mexico today. Exercise caution with potential ignition sources as conditions can cause fires to spread rapidly.

Be safe and be #Firewise.

Please join the Albuquerque Open Space Division for a series of virtual public meetings to review and discuss plans for ...
03/03/2021
Public Meeting Flier_FINAL.pdf

Please join the Albuquerque Open Space Division for a series of virtual public meetings to review and discuss plans for wildlife viewing areas at the Candelaria Nature Preserve. We will review the project goals and designs for three public-access wildlife viewing areas around the perimeter of the site. More information and meeting dates are included in the linked announcement.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VJO3FJ9JyuyGYcj5mMv3LFSLbuDRXV_Q/view?usp=sharing

Another confirmation of the need for regenerative agriculture to rebuild our critical healthy soils!
02/25/2021
New Evidence Shows Fertile Soil Gone From Midwestern Farms

Another confirmation of the need for regenerative agriculture to rebuild our critical healthy soils!

One third of the cropland in the upper Midwest has entirely lost its fertile topsoil, according to a new study. Other scientists doubt that figure, but agree that soil loss is a big problem.

01/20/2021
whova.com

The Virtual Land and Water Summit is scheduled for February 23-26, 2021. Register now!

https://whova.com/web/laws_202008/

Date: February 23 - 26, 2021. Location: San Diego, CA. Event Schedule. Description:The goal of the Land and Water Summit is to bri...

High Fire danger increases today as a cold front with wind and low humidity moves through the East Mountains area.  Stay...
10/22/2020

High Fire danger increases today as a cold front with wind and low humidity moves through the East Mountains area.

Stay vigilant and avoid sources of ignition. Vegetation is extremely dry and susceptible to ignition and rapid fire spread.

A word from one of our partner organizations!
10/21/2020

A word from one of our partner organizations!

Happy Weekend! Please be vigilant and remember to avoid ALL sources of ignition as our forests are dangerously dry.  #pr...
10/18/2020

Happy Weekend!

Please be vigilant and remember to avoid ALL sources of ignition as our forests are dangerously dry. #preventwildfire #RedFlagWarning

Do you want a voice in agricultural conservation efforts?  Interested in local NRCS programs?  🌱Join us for a virtual Lo...
09/30/2020

Do you want a voice in agricultural conservation efforts? Interested in local NRCS programs? 🌱

Join us for a virtual Local Work Group October 6th 10-11AM with NRCS, Valencia SWCD and Coronado SWCD to review and provide input to NRCS programs and assistance. See flyer below.

Support Environmental Education of New Mexico and help get kids and families outdoors!
08/18/2020

Support Environmental Education of New Mexico and help get kids and families outdoors!

Take the Everyday Outdoors Challenge this September! Envision a world where everyone gets to learn outside everyday? We do!
Support EENM, get outside, and join the challenge!
sign up at https://bit.ly/EverydayOutdoors

08/06/2020

Click below for a discussion about naturalists, the Bernalillo County Master Naturalists Program, and Master Naturalists' work at the Tijeras Creek Remediation Project!

06/29/2020

Another dry and windy day in store for central New Mexico with low humidity and gusty winds through late evening.

Avoid burning and creating sources of ignition. Learn more at:
https://facnm.org/news/2019/9/4/livingwithfire

#FACNM #Fireadapted #healthyforests

06/03/2020

Free Green Waste Event Happening NOW!!!

Landowners can recycle green waste for FREE at the Bernalillo County East Mountain Transfer Station until Sunday, June 7th.

East Mountain Transfer Station located at 711 Highway 333, Tijeras, New Mexico, open from 7 AM to 5:15 PM, (505)281-9110

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: Know Before You Go! Before you make plans to have any smores over the campfire ch...
05/25/2020

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: Know Before You Go! Before you make plans to have any smores over the campfire check for current fire restrictions. For more information, call the Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985 or visit https://firerestrictions.us/nm/
#recreateresponsibly #preventwildfire #nmfire #fireadaptednm

Winds are increasing and a red flag warning has been issued statewide.  Be careful and aware of ignition sources. #defen...
05/07/2020

Winds are increasing and a red flag warning has been issued statewide. Be careful and aware of ignition sources.
#defensiblespace #foresthealth #fireweather #OneLessSpark

05/07/2020

Winds are increasing this afternoon with red flag advisory issued statewide. Be cautious and follow guidelines from the ABQ NWS office to avoid fire ignition.
#defensiblespace #wildfiresafety #foresthealth

05/06/2020

Are you ready for wildfire in your community? Interested in hardening your home for wildfire? 🌲🔥🏡

Join this upcoming webinar from FACNM.org with Forest Stewards Guild for more information!

The Home Ignition Zone - What to do to prep your home for fire season

May 12, 2020 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

In this 60 minute webinar Sam Berry of the Forest Stewards Guild will show you how to prepare your home for fire season. Research has shown that there are simple and easy actions you can take in the areas closest to your home to drastically lessen the chances of it catching fire in a wildfire. Tune-in to learn about the Home Ignition Zones and find out what you can do!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtcO2hrzgjH9c51B5XyokPiIE1x-oTMK4D

03/16/2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In recognition of the Governor's social distancing recommendations, the Ciudad SWCD Board meeting this afternoon will be conducted via teleconference. To join the meeting at 4:30PM, please call (862) 902-0250 and enter access code 5933752.

Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust is gearing up for more outreach and support for conservation easements in Bernalillo ...
03/02/2020

Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust is gearing up for more outreach and support for conservation easements in Bernalillo County and beyond. 🌱

Find out more and take the next step in conserving Ag. land.

Did you know we have a helpful guidebook called "Conservation Easements: A Tool for Protecting the Lands We Cherish?"

You can learn more about the many benefits of conservation easements by reading it here:https://rgalt.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2018-07-30_CE-Guidebook-Final.pdf

This guidebook was created in partnership with the Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District and the Bernalillo County Community Services Open Space Program through the generous support of the National Association of Conservation Districts.

Special thanks to Elizabeth Dillow, Free ABQ Images,
and other community members for providing their photography for this project!

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100 Sun Avenue, Ste 160
Albuquerque, NM
87109

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Ciudad Soil & Water District will be taking over the administration of the 'Land & Water Summit' since the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico is being dissolved. The page below will replace the XCNM page to provide information.
My supervisory old pals!