COST-SHARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Cost-Share Assistance Application is  Closed. 

 

The next funding cycle will begin April 2018.

 

 

Eligible Applicants: Any person addressing a natural resource problem who owns land within the Edgewood Soil & Water Conservation District boundaries is eligible.



 Projects within city limits are not eligible. 

All applicants must provide a copy of

their current county tax bill. 



Categories for applications:

  • Urban: 1 lot – 639 acres
  • Farm / Ranch: Determined by the Farm Service Agency specifications (Schedule F)
  • Community: Senior Citizens Center, Parks, Schools, Churches, etc.

 

Payments:

  • Payment will be made on 75% of the actual cost of the project.
  • Maximum payment for all projects will be $4500 per year, per landowner.
  • Original receipts must be submitted for reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement will not be made for the purchase of tools.

 

WATER HARVESTING PROJECTS ON NEW CONSTRUCTION OR WHERE MANDATED BY THE COUNTY WILL NOT BE APPROVED.

 

Eligible Practices Include: Brush Management, Critical Area Planting, Cross Fencing, Diversion, Water Harvesting, Windbreaks, Windbreak Drip Irrigation Systems, Forest Stand Improvement, Irrigation Pipeline, Low Energy Precision Application (LEPA) Conversion, Livestock Pipeline. (Others practices may be eligible)

 

Payments will be made on the following basis:

  1. Landowner must complete cost share application identifying resource concerns, specific practices needed, and detailed conservation impacts.
  2. Practices must meet ESWCD and/or NRCS specifications. Specifications will be provided.
  3. The Edgewood Soil & Water Conservation District staff will provide technical assistance.
  4. A plan showing a specific design and estimated total cost will be provided to the applicant for approval.
  5. PROJECT CANNOT BEGIN PRIOR TO RANKING AND NOTIFICATION IN WRITING FROM THE DISTRICT. ALL INVOICES MUST BE DATED WITHIN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR. ANY INVOICES DATED BEFORE WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED.
  6. Reimbursable construction can began after the District and the applicant sign the Project Agreement.
  7. Landowner must submit original receipts for reimbursement.
  8. Projects must be completed within the fiscal year (July 1, - June 30th).
  9. When the practice is 100% complete district staff will inspect the practice for approval for payment.
  10. Payment will be mailed to landowner within 30 days of inspection.
  11. Spot checks of the practice will be performed to ensure compliance.

 Events/News

Fire Restrictions Implemented on the Mountainair, and Sandia Ranger Districts

 

 

The Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts has implemented stage 2 fire restriction.

 

Record warm temperatures and exceptionally dry fuel moisture levels are expected to increase the fire danger level significantly. These condition are expected to continue over the next week or so.  

Because of the increased fire danger, and to protect public health and safety, Stage II fire restrictions are  implemented.

 

Under Stage II fire restrictions, the following are prohibited:

 

•  Building or maintaining a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove 

•  Explosives, fireworks, or any pyrotechnic device

•  Smoking, except in a vehicle or building or an area that has no vegetation such as a parking lot

•  Chainsaws or other equipment powered by a combustion engine (prohibited from 10 AM - 6 PM)

•  Welding or operating a torch with an open flame

•  Using a motor vehicle off of National Forest System roads, except in developed campgrounds and trailheads and areas within 10 feet of the roadway where there is no vegetation

•  Discharging firearms

 

The restriction orders will remain in effect until December 31, 2017, or until rescinded.  Violations of these orders are punishable by a fine of $5,000 for individuals, $10,000 for organizations, and/or 6 months of imprisonment. 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Schedule

 

July 6, 2017

August 3, 2017

September 7, 2017

 

 

July Board Meeting Agenda
July 2017 Agenda.pdf
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