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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Operating as usual

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!

08/27/2019
References and Resources for SWCD Supervisors & Staff - New Mexico Department of Agriculture

The Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation District will be holding Supervisor Elections November 5, 2019.
Supervisor Positions will be listed on the general election ballot.
The positions are as follows:
Position 1: Must be landowners, registered to vote in the county that lies within the district and they have to live within the district boundaries.
Position 2: Must be landowners, registered to vote in the county that lies within the district and they have to live within the district boundaries.
Position 5: Does not have to be a landowner, but they do have to reside within the district boundary and be a registered voter in the county within the district.

For further information, please visit the NMDA website, under the References for SWCDs tab; view the 2019 Soil and Water Conservation Districts Act; and read the 2019 Local Elections Guidebook by the NM Secretary of State.

http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/home/divisions/apr/references-and-resources-for-swcd-supervisors-staff/

https://laws.nmonesource.com/w/nmos/Chapter-73-NMSA-1978#!fragment/zoupio-_Toc11346990/BQCwhgziBcwMYgK4DsDWszIQewE4BUBTADwBdoAvbRABwEtsBaAfX2zgEYOBmAFgDYAnIIAMASgA0ybKUIQAiokK4AntADk6iRDi5sAG30BhJGmgBCZNsJhcCRcrWbrthAGU8pAEJqASgFEAGX8ANQBBADkjfwlSMAAjaFJ2MTEgA

Documents, forms, and references for SWCD operations Calendar of Due Dates Soil and Water Conservation District Act SWCD Map with Regions Watershed Districts SWCD-Directory-Form Operations-Handbook-2017 Supervisor Handbook-2016 Point-System-Worksheet-2019-2020 SWCD Policy Template Open Meetings Act....

Critical Fire Weather is upon us.  Ciudad SWCD offers defensible space cost share thinning assistance, reflective house ...
04/16/2019

Critical Fire Weather is upon us.

Ciudad SWCD offers defensible space cost share thinning assistance, reflective house numbers and an upcoming April 27th workshop. Get in touch today: [email protected]

It's another day with critical fire weather concerns across eastern New Mexico today. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from noon through 8pm as a result due to strong southwest winds, low humidity, and warm temperatures which will allow for any potential fires to rapidly grow.

Cooler weather with spotty showers will begin to work its way into western NM from Gallup to Farmington late this evening, expanding into central NM Wednesday. Wednesday will see a sharp drop in temperatures as an upper disturbance moves through NM. Conditions dry out and warm up to end the work week Thursday and Friday.

Bernalillo County Master Naturalist Program now accepting applications through March 31! A great opportunity to learn ab...
03/11/2019
Master Naturalist Program

Bernalillo County Master Naturalist Program now accepting applications through March 31! A great opportunity to learn about local ecology and enjoy more of the outdoors.

The Bernalillo County Open Space Master Naturalist Program aims to instill the pursuit of lifelong learning and promote environmental stewardship. Participants are actively engaged through education and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources on Open Space properties.

Ciudad SWCD issues an RFP for Ciudad SWCD's Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) hazardous fuels reduction/forest health progr...
02/01/2019

Ciudad SWCD issues an RFP for Ciudad SWCD's Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) hazardous fuels reduction/forest health program and requests proposals from qualified applicants for thinning contractors.

For RFP please contact Sean Ludden at [email protected]

Please share widely, thank you.

🔥Ciudad SWCD issues Request for Proposals to develop Upper Tijeras Watershed Plan (1/1/2019)Ciudad SWCD, in partnership ...
01/01/2019
2019-01-02 Request for Proposals Upper Tijeras WBP.pdf

🔥Ciudad SWCD issues Request for Proposals to develop Upper Tijeras Watershed Plan (1/1/2019)

Ciudad SWCD, in partnership with Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque, have issued a Request for Proposals to develop a Watershed-Based Plan for the Upper Tijeras Creek Watershed. Proposals from qualified applicants are due January 31, 2019. To view and download the RFP, click below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1M_4ONSdj1t2sDL5lrgjIyxwrmInkKFk0

Thinning treatment can save lives, property and improve functional ecology of our forests!  Learn more about defensible ...
12/07/2018

Thinning treatment can save lives, property and improve functional ecology of our forests!

Learn more about defensible space and forest health for your property with our East Mountain Forest Health Program. Applications can be found on our website. Now accepting applications.

http://www.ciudadswcd.org/projects/east-mountain-forest-health

LEFT: A 2018 photo shows an area of forest upstream from the diversion dam that collects water from New Mexico's Navajo River for the San Juan-Chama Project. RIGHT: The same area after it was thinned. (Source: Rio Grande Water Fund)

Check out this wonderful resource from our partner RGALT which resulted from recent funding provided by the NACD Urban A...
12/06/2018
Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust

Check out this wonderful resource from our partner RGALT which resulted from recent funding provided by the NACD Urban Agriculture Conservation Initiative.

#nofarmsnofood #foodshed #conservationgeneration #tastethetradition

Have you seen our Conservation Easement Guidebook? Check out the link below to learn more about our work and our partners across New Mexico!

11/12/2018
Episode 1219 | Our Land: Urban Forest

In case you missed this, here's an informed look into the importance and challenges with Albuquerque's urban canopy with City Forester Joran Viers.

In an arid city like Albuquerque, which most people associate with cactus and sage, trees and the urban forest are important. They provide shade and habitat ...

Soil Building Workshop - Today! We still have a few spaces for participants in this informative pop-up worksop.  Join us...
10/27/2018

Soil Building Workshop - Today! We still have a few spaces for participants in this informative pop-up worksop. Join us at Sanchez Farm for soil building starting at 10am.

If saving local farmland and preserving wildlife habitat has been on your mind lately - you're not going to want to miss...
10/25/2018

If saving local farmland and preserving wildlife habitat has been on your mind lately - you're not going to want to miss this.

Conservation Easement Workshop Tonight! 5:30 - 7pm at the Agri-Nature Center

If you weren't able to make the no-till workshop this Saturday enjoy these pictures of #conservationtillage and #regener...
09/24/2018

If you weren't able to make the no-till workshop this Saturday enjoy these pictures of #conservationtillage and #regenerativeagriculture. Thanks to Agri-Cultura Network, NRCS, NACD and Bernalillo County Open Space for making this event happen.

Today 8am - Noon!
09/22/2018

Today 8am - Noon!

This Saturday come learn about conservation tillage suited to your small acreage, pasture or garden.  FREE to attend, in...
09/20/2018

This Saturday come learn about conservation tillage suited to your small acreage, pasture or garden.

FREE to attend, informational handouts and demonstrations - why wouldn't you spend your Saturday learning how to nurture soil?

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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!