Calendar 2021
Sage Grouse Initiative
 Join Working Lands for Wildlife As We Unveil Our Approach to Conservation in Sagebrush and Great Plains Grasslands for the Next Five Years 
 Public Webinar: Thursday April 8th | 12:00-1:00 PM ET | 9:00-10:00 AM PT 

Working Lands for Wildlife - the Natural Resources Conservation Service's premier approach for conserving America's working lands to benefit people, wildlife and rural communities - is excited to share information on two, action-based frameworks for conservation during a webinar on Thursday, April 8 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT.


The frameworks are the result of a multi-state planning effort and lay the foundation for the first biome-scale approach to wildlife conservation on working rangelands in grassland and sagebrush biomes. These efforts build on past achievements of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken and Sage Grouse Initiatives that together have partnered with more than 3,200 ranchers and conserved 10.3 million acres of working rangelands.


The framework approach is designed to increase conservation and restoration of rangelands by addressing major threats to rangeland health and through the implementation of conservation measures that limit soil disturbance, support sustainable grazing management, promote the strategic use of prescribed fire and support native grassland species. Together, the frameworks leverage the power of voluntary, win-win conservation solutions to benefit people and wildlife from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.


The webinar is open to the public. For webinar information or to learn more about the frameworks, visit



Agriculture Funding Resource Overview Agriculture Funding Resource Overview THURSDAY | APRIL 8, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 AM MDT.  See the flyer below or click the link to REGISTER with U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján & Local USDA official.



What: Agriculture Funding Resource Overview with Senator Ben Ray Lujan and Local USDA Officials

When: Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 10:00 am-11:00 am MDT

Where: Zoom Webinar (to participate, register using the link below) 

    U.S. Senator Ben Ray Lujan is hosting a virtual webinar with local USDA officials from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to discuss agricultural funding programs and resources available for New Mexico ranchers and farming communities.

    The webinar will host a panel of USDA experts who will discuss how ranchers and farmers can access the available funding resources, and how to set up an appointment with a local USDA representatives for help in filling out your application.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Senator Lujan’s Field Representative Eric Chavez at, Please put “AG EVENT” in the email subject line.

    Please see the flyer for further details or click the link below to register for the webinar. We look forward to your participation at the webinar.  


San Juan SWCD is excited to announce that we have a full schedule of Backyard Conservation Workshops available this Spring and Summer. Whether your yard or garden is measured in acres, feet, or flower pots, these workshops teach conservation based skills and practices that will help you meet your production goals while protecting natural resources. Registration is open now through San Juan College’s Community Learning Center, which can be accessed online at, or by phone at 505-566-3214. Through an NRCS grant, each workshop also includes free materials to help you implement conservation practices in your own backyard, so be sure to register before they fill up! If you have any questions, visit our website at, or call us at 505-234-6040 x2.

Schedule of San Juan SWCD Backyard Conservation Workshops:

 D3. Advanced Tree Planting and Care (free trees/shrubs): 3/27                                                       D4. Soil Health: Composting, Mulching, and Cover Cropping (free soil test): 4/24                           D5. Managing Invasive Weeds and Cover Cropping (free seeds): 5/22                                          D6. Managing Wildlife, Attracting Pollinators, and Beekeeping (TBD): 6/26                                        B1. Seed Harvesting and Storage (free seeds): 7/31  



From: SJWG San Juan Watershed Group <>

Sent: Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:01 AM
To: SJWG General Email <>
Subject: [SJWG] Restoration Project Volunteer Events Fast Approaching - Register Now!

Good morning all, 

We're excited to announce that there are some volunteer restoration events fast approaching for the month of March! Feel free to contact me anytime for more info and to register for these exciting restoration projects (seed, tree planting, and/or fence building) happening in Aztec and Flora Vista, NM. Registration is required, so I encourage you to reach out to me soon to claim your spot! 


Alyssa Richmond (she/her), San Juan Watershed Group Coordinator, San Juan SWCD

NEW ADDRESS: 200 S. Ash Street Aztec, NM 87410, Office: 505-234-6040 Ext 3                 


Another New Mexico First event from New Mexico State University...

"Learning to Live with Fire" 

How to prepare for wildfire season! 

Free Webinar Series put on by NMSU. 

 The schedule is in the flyer posted at the bottom of this page.  Every Thursday in March 

One hour sessions starting at noon Featuring Doug Cram (NMSU) and Guest Speakers 


    Partnering with Cruces Creatives, Backyard Farms and other local ranchers/farmers, Dona Ana SWCD will be creating materials, videos and education workshops to teach ranchers and farmers how to work with the NRCS office to take advantage of the EQIP, CSP and CIG programs to move their productions forward.

    To interested farmers and ranchers wanting guidance with the process of  applying for NRCS grants, the goal of these workshops is to provide local producers with comprehensive information about the programs listed below that will assist apply for conservation initiatives.

The workshop schedule is:

    CSP Zoom Q&A 2: March 9, 2021
    EQIP workshop video release date:  March 1, 2021 ** See Flyer below.
    EQIP  Zoom Q&A 1:  March 16, 2021
    EQIP Zoom Q&A 2:  April 13, 2021
    CIG workshop video release date:  March 30, 2021
    CIG Zoom Q&A 1:  April 20, 2021
    CIG Zoom Q&A 2:  May 11, 2021

Registering is FREE and can be done here:

 These videos will be followed up by Question and Answer Zoom sessions with the local NRCS staff.

You can learn more about the workshops and NRCS programs here:     


Courses being offered in 2021 by the NM CEWL (Coalition to Enhance Working Lands)  

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