May 23, 2014

New Mexico projects included in the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps: Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists grants

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced $6.7 million in grants to support conservation employment and mentoring opportunities for young adults and veterans at 43 projects on public lands (Department of the Interior Press Release, May 22, 2014). Two New Mexico projects are included in the grant list: “Youth Crew Restoration Outreach Along the Bosque,” Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge and adjacent Reclamation and State lands, Albuquerque, Talking Talons Youth Leadership, awarded $97,344, and “Expanding Youth Outdoor Education and Employment in Cuba,” Cuba and Jemez Ranger Districts of the Santa Fe National Forest, Forest Guild, Inc., awarded $118,735.



"Census: Carlsbad, Hobbs fastest growing cities in New Mexico"– Las Cruces Sun News

Carlsbad and other oil patch communities in southeastern New Mexico are the fastest growing in the state, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.



New Mexico’s River Stewardship Program Proposal Phase to Open in Early June

Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announced that the River Stewardship Program Request for Proposals will open in early June, with submission due in mid-July. Proposals will be considered from towns, cities, counties, state agencies, soil and water conservation districts, irrigation districts, and community watershed groups, as well as Indian Nations, Pueblos, and Tribes. Additional groups that work to restore river habitats are also encouraged to apply. Full details are available from the NMED’s New Mexico River Stewardship Program website. – 5/23/2014