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ANALYSIS OF WATER RIGHTS PRICES IN NEW MEXICO'S LOWER RIO GRANDE BASIN
WRRI Technical Completion Report 356 ABSTRACT - The transfer of water rights is an important institution used to stretch available water supplies to meet growing water demands. In the Lower Rio Grande Basin (LRGB), it is used to support sustained population and economic growth. Potential sellers are unsure of what price to charge for water rights, while buyers are unsure of what price to pay. This lack of information on water right prices creates an uncertain and unpredictable market, which jeopardizes the future of water rights to meet growing demands. Improved understanding of the economic forces influencing water rights prices will help buyers and sellers, adding vital information to support continued economic development of the region. Starting in the LRGB, this project has assembled actual verified water rights market data into a database that can be used to characterize the price of water rights. The database includes data from 1980 to 2007.
Cimarron Watershed Alliance Mapping Project
Cimarron Watershed Alliance Mapping Project- Web-based GIS mapping resource for the Cimarron Watershed developed by the Earth Data Analysis Center at University of New Mexico.
Clearing the Waters Fall 2009-NMED Surface Water Quality Bureau Newsletter
A quarterly newsletter produced by the Watershed Protection Section of the Surface Water Quality Bureau at the New Mexico Environment Department
Clearing the Waters Newsletter- Volume 18, No. 2 2013
This newsletter is published quarterly by the Watershed Protection Section of the New Mexico Environment Department’s Surface Water Quality Bureau. The newsletter provides stories about Water projects in New Mexico. This volume comes from Summer 2013
Cumulative Watershed Effects of Fuel Management in the Western United States
Fire suppression in the last century has resulted in forests with excessive amounts of biomass, leading to more severe wildfires, covering greater areas, requiring more resources for suppression and mitigation, and causing increased onsite and offsite damage to forests and watersheds. Forest managers are now attempting to reduce this accumulated biomass by thinning, prescribed fire, and other management activities. These activities will impact watershed health, particularly as larger areas are treated and treatment activities become more widespread in space and in time. Management needs, laws, social pressures, and legal findings have underscored a need to synthesize what we know about the cumulative watershed effects of fuel management activities. In this 2010 synthesis by the Rocky Mountain Research Station, 14 chapters were defined covering fire and forests, machinery, erosion processes, water yield and quality, soil and riparian impacts, aquatic and landscape effects, and predictive tools and procedures. These chapters provide an overview of our current understanding of the cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States.
District Map
District map for Rio Grande Basin Meeting
Draft Agenda Rio Grande Basin meeting 09 17-18 2013
Agenda for the Rio Grande Basin Meeting on 9/17-18
EMNRD - District Forester Job Announcement 10/22/15 - 11/5/15
This position is the District Forester for the Forestry Division in Capitan, New Mexico with the Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD). This position is responsible for wild land fire suppression, and providing technical assistance to private landowners and communities at risk to wildfire within southeastern New Mexico. The District is comprised of 8,591,874 acres of non-federal and non-municipal lands in Otero, Lincoln, Chaves, De Baca, Roosevelt, Lea and Eddy counties. This position requires knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, legal agreements and policies and procedures that guides in decision making and program implementation in the field. The position supervises the implementation of all forestry programs to include the Smokey Bear Historical Park, fire management, forest and watershed health management, timber harvesting regulations, service forestry and all administrative activities on the district. This position is also responsible for maintaining compliance with department and division policies, state procurement code, contract management and federal codes relating to the delivery of federal programs.
EMNRD Watershed Restoration Projects
Map depicting locations for 14 watershed projects funded through a $6.2 million appropriation by the 2014 NM State Legislature
Environmental Protection Agency Watershed Funding- tools, databases, and information about sources of funding
Environmental Protection Agency Watershed Funding- tools, databases, and information about sources of funding
Final Plan for Non-Native Invasive Species/Watershed Management
Final Plan for Non-Native Invasive Species/Watershed Management
Fire Prevention Tips for the outdoors
What do the words “forest and watershed health” mean to you? Not long ago, the health of our forests and water was not a concern for most citizens. But, after several years of drought, highly visible insect and disease devastation and an overall increase in the knowledge of our natural resources, New Mexicans are concerned about our forests and watershed health. We, at New Mexico State Forestry are responsible for wildfire suppression on all non-federal, non-municipal, non-tribal and non-pueblo lands. We also provide technical advice on forest and resource management to private landowners, and may include a commercial timber harvest to enhance wildlife habitat, increase water yield, reduce the hazard of insect infestation, diseases or fire.
Fire Safety Planning for Your Home
What do the words “forest and watershed health” mean to you? Not long ago, the health of our forests and water was not a concern for most citizens. But, after several years of drought, highly visible insect and disease devastation and an overall increase in the knowledge of our natural resources, New Mexicans are concerned about our forests and watershed health. We, at New Mexico State Forestry are responsible for wildfire suppression on all non-federal, non-municipal, non-tribal and non-pueblo lands. We also provide technical advice on forest and resource management to private landowners, and may include a commercial timber harvest to enhance wildlife habitat, increase water yield, reduce the hazard of insect infestation, diseases or fire.
Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Plan FY11
Forest and Watershed Health Office's Annual Plan of Work for Fiscal Year 2010-2011
Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Report FY06-07
Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Report FY06-07
Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Report FY07-08
New Mexico Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Report FY07-08
Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Report FY09
Description of actions taken in FY09 to implement the New Mexico State Forest and Watershed Health Plan
Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Workplan FY08
New Mexico Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Workplan FY08
Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Workplan FY09
New Mexico Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Workplan FY09
Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Workplan FY10
Forest and Watershed Health Office's Annual Plan of Work for Fiscal Year 2009/2010
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