NMACD is proud to share with you the “Exciting News” that New Mexico will be receiving an additional $17,726,890 Million dollars through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) for 2017.
Thanks to the efforts of the NMACD Board, staff and conservation districts this additional funding will help New Mexico farmers and ranchers put “conservation on the ground” to Grow More Food, Conserve Water, Improve Water Quality and Soil Health! All of this work to improve watersheds also prevents catastrophic fires and improves wildlife habitat!
New Mexico has received approval for the following 2017 projects:
Canadian River Watershed Restoration Project
New Mexico Range and Forest Soil Health Initiative
Building Resiliency in the San Juan-Rio Chama Region
New Mexico Acequia Revitalization on Historic Lands
North Central NM Watershed Restoration Project
Secretary Agriculture Tom Vilsack's press release and details regarding the above listed NM 2017 RCPPs is posted at the bottom of this page.
Jim & Brent Van Dyke, Jim Berlier, NMACD, along with Xavier Montoya, NRCS, attended the NACD Legislative Spring Fly-in, Washington DC, in March and briefed NM Congressional staffers on NM and NACD issues.
Brent, Senator Tom Udall, Jim & Xavier