Ute Creek Soil & Water Conservation District Chairman - Terry Mitchell Vice-Chairman - Harry Hopson Secretary/Treasurer - Mary Libby Campbell Supervisor - Sally Trigg Supervisor - Roy Mitchell Stacie Martinez - Administrative Assistant
Soil and water conservation districts are independent subdivisions of state government governed by boards of supervisors, local landowners and residents elected or appointed to the board for a four year term. A soil and waterconservation district (SWCD) is authorized by the Soil and WaterConservation District Act (73-20-25 through 73-20-48 NMSA 1978 ) to conserve and develop the natural resources of the state, provide for flood control, preserve wildlife, protect the tax base and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the people of NewMexico. SWCDs coordinate assistance from all available sources -- public and private, local, state and federal -- in an effort to develop locally-driven solutions to local natural resource concerns. Forty-seven SWCDs encompass the majority of NewMexico's land area. Watershed Districts are formed for the purpose of conservation of water, or of water usage, including water-based recreation, flood prevention, flood control, erosion prevention and control of erosion, and floodwater and sediment damages. The land area in a watershed district must be contiguous and must lie within a well-defined watershed area or subwatershed areas; and may embrace lands lying in one or more soil and waterconservationdistricts, or lands lying partly within and partly outside a soil and waterconservation district. There are seven active watershed districts in NewMexico.