Seeking a Project Manager

  • June 22, 2020
Join our Team! We're looking for a new Project Manager who will work to protect land and water across New Mexico – with a primary focus on northern and eastern New Mexico - through conservation planning, outreach, conservation easement and land acquisition, fundraising, partnering and policy work.  This exciting position will blend individual, parcel-by-parcel transactions with community, watershed and landscape land conservation efforts.  The Project Manager will also oversee NMLC’s Stewardship Program and supervise the Stewardship Coordinator and any interns/volunteers that are engaged for easement monitoring.  The position will be based in Santa Fe with frequent travel around New Mexico. Click READ MORE for full job description. Application deadline: July 31, 2020.
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Seeking an Office Manager & Administrative Assistant

  • June 22, 2020
NMLC seeks a motivated, self-starting, detail oriented Office Manager & Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the organization; to help run a collegial, efficient and ethical office and facility; and to assist with a variety of other activities and projects as needed and requested.  The position reports to the Finance & Administration Manager and supervises no staff. Click READ MORE for full job description and application directions.
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Beautiful New Mexico in Photographs

  • June 1, 2020
Our summer intern, Nick Jacobson,  has a good eye for landscape photography!  Since many New Mexicans are staying home more this summer for health and safety reasons, we thought we’d send you images of the New Mexico landscape as Nick makes his way across our beautiful state on NMLC's annual stewardship monitoring mission.
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A Different Kind of Earth Day

  • April 22, 2020
This Earth Day, since we can’t be with you in person, we thought we’d share some success stories recently published in our 2019 Annual Report. From the Lesser Prairie Chicken conservation bank . . . to the White Sands Missile Range buffer zone, NMLC is committed to diverse, creative approaches to real and measurable results where it counts:  on the land!
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A ‘Lek up’ for the Lesser Prairie Chicken in New Mexico!

  • December 19, 2019
With their unique sounds and elaborate dance displays, the Lesser Prairie Chicken is one of New Mexico's iconic reminders of our vanishing grasslands and a species losing ground to development. As construction begins this week on its monumental Sagamore Wind Project in eastern New Mexico, wind developer, Xcel Energy, voluntarily buys mitigation credits in New Mexico's first Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Bank, the result of a two-year effort by a host of partners including: Common Ground Capital, RiverBank Conservation, Tomahawk CB LLC, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Mack Kizer/Lost Draw Ranch, and the New Mexico Land Conservancy (NMLC).  
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Legislating for Healthy Soil in New Mexico

  • October 24, 2019

New Mexico joined a host of other states this year by enacting the Healthy Soil Act to encourage and help fund education and agricultural practices that enhance the condition of this critical natural resource. Here's how one rancher, Kimberly Barmann, CS Ranch, is helping to get the word out about the importance and benefits of healthy soil on New Mexico's rangelands.

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Managing the Forest for the Watershed (and the Trees)

  • October 23, 2019

Sounding more like a football cheer than new legislation, the state forestry folks refer to it as “FAWRA”– this year’s new Forest And Watershed Restoration Act (HB 266a) – created to provide funding to the state forestry division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) for projects out on the landscape to help secure our state’s water future through forest restoration work. Evidently, there’s A LOT of forest that needs attention in New Mexico.

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The Wildlife Corridors Act ― A Plan for Safe Passage In New Mexico

  • October 23, 2019

With the recent signing of the Wildlife Corridors Act into law, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the 2019 New Mexico State Legislature have recognized the importance of identifying our state’s key wildlife movement corridors. This legislation brings into focus an issue which is paramount to the future of New Mexico’s rural economies and continued natural heritage.

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Goodloes: Ranching for the Watershed on the Carrizo Ranch

  • October 22, 2019

—Land Management that encompasses the health of the forest, the grasses and the cows

Sid and his wife, Cheryl, own the Carrizo Valley Ranch, a 3,300-acre property, all under a conservation easement held by NMLC. The ranch is located adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest, on the eastern flanks of the Jicarilla Mountains, just north of Capitan, NM. Their son, Floyd Goodloe, owns the ranch next door. The family runs cattle and has a hunting operation as well.

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