LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
New Mexico has over 77 million acres of forest, range, cropland, pasture, and other lands. The stewards of these lands include Federal (25%), State (12%), and local governments (2%); Tribes (16%) and over 10,000 ranchers and farmers (45%). These stewards came together over 50 years ago at the local level to form the 47 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), under New Mexico State Law, to help them in their stewardship responsibilities. Mesa SWCD was the first District to form in 1938. SWCDs have banded together to form the New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts to help them have a common voice at the state and national level. This web site provides information about the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, their Association, and the many Partners involved in the conservation of the natural resources in New Mexico.
To facilitate the conservation of the Natural Resources in New Mexico by providing opportunities and quality support to local conservation districts and partners through representation and leadership.
Partnerships and Passion ~ the Pathway to Conservation
New Mexico Soil and Water Conservation Districts through NMACD working with partners, will have staff, funding, expertise, programs, policy, influence and board governance to be the renowned resource and delivery system for getting conservation done with land managers in their district.