Socorro Conservation District

The Socorro Soil & Water Conservation District offers a Cost Share Program to all residents within our district. The program offers cost share assistance for agricultural soil and water conservation practices and cost share assistance for urban soil and water conservation practices.

The Socorro Soil & Water Conservation District also allows Cost Share Assistance on irrigation well rehabilitation. The well must already be in place and used for irrigation of agricultural land. Only two well rehabilitation Cost Share Assistance applications are approved per fiscal year on a first come, first served basis. Applicants must submit the Cost Share Application form and the Well Rehabilitation Cost Share form. Also, a diagnosis of the problem and a estimate need to be submitted from the well drilling company.

The Socorro Soil & Water Conservation District has a Soil Testing Assistance Program in which we cost share 50% of the cost of macronutrient soil testing with a maximum of $150 per year.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts promote stewardship of natural resources by providing leadership, education, technical and financial assistance to the citizens of the District. We support our constituents through our cropland assistance, brush management, weed management, conservation programs, native plant sales, and workshops. The District helps increase conservation awareness through participation in local and regional events, science fairs, educational initiatives, and NRCS Farm Bill programs.

The Soil and Water Conservation District Act requires district offices to work to:

  • control and prevent soil erosion;
  • prevent floodwater and sediment damage;
  • further the conservation, development, beneficial application and proper disposal of water;
  • promote the use of impounded water for recreation, propagation of fish and wildlife, irrigation and for urban and industrial needs; and
  • by the application of these measures, 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 New Mexico.

Contact Socorro Conservation District

Contact Socorro Conservation District

Will Kolbenschlag
Range Technician
103 Francisco de Avondo
Socorro, New Mexico  87801
Phone: 575-838-0078
Fax: (505) 838-0978


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Socorro County, New Mexico