Land Use Plans
Land use plans are executable policies for natural resource management and land use, in this case plans formulated by Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), governmental subdivisions of the state, each being a public body, politic and corporate (73-20-44, NMSA 1978).
Plans should adhere to the statutory purpose of the Soil and Water Conservation District Act, which is to conserve and develop the natural resources, provide for flood control, preserve wildlife, protect the tax base and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the people of New Mexico (73-20-26, NMSA 1978). Land use plans provide a scientifically and culturally sound framework for resource planning objectives.
This page is provided as a service to SWCDs which are members of the NM Coalition of Conservation Districts, to facilitate access to each plan as needed by agencies, landowners, partners, and the public. NMCCD posts plans as provided by each SWCD, and is not responsible for ensuring the accuracy or validity of the plans herein. To obtain the most current version of each plan, please contact the local SWCD that adopted it.