The purpose and passion for conservation is shared among many. It is shared between NRCS employees and partners who help people help the land. And it is shared by the landowners with whom we work. Our passion is manifested through the benefits derived from stewardship of private lands—benefits we all enjoy, such as cleaner water and air, improved soils and abundant wildlife habitat.
Learn about our stories, the stories of conservation made possible through a shared purpose, a shared passion and a shared commitment to conservation.
Meet New Mexico's Featured Customer . . .
Warm Pecan Pie Has Roots in Deming
While New Mexico continues to excel in production of traditional Southwestern products, agriculture in the state is much more than spicy peppers nowadays. New Mexico is a major dairy state, and in 2006 topped Georgia as the leading pecan producing state. And, it is farmers like Rick Holdridge of Deming who are raising those pecans and utilizing the assistance of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation (NRCS) to create an economy and conservation legacy that makes us proud.
Greg Fenchel, Manager
Los Lunas Plant Materials Center
State Administrative Officer
Meet New Mexico's Featured Volunteer . . .
Volunteer Helps Catapult NRCS into Public Eye
Marisa Armijo Stratton’s involvement in tree planting projects not only helped the NRCS Taos, New Mexico Field Office build strong cooperative conservation ties to other community agencies, it garnered local press that placed NRCS in the public eye.
“Planting trees to preserve, conserve, and enhance the environment gave me a huge satisfaction, knowing I was doing my part to make the world a better place,” Marisa said. . . . Read the Full Story (HTML)
Meet Nationally Featured Customers . . .
Eight featured customers, chosen based on geography, culture, adopted practices and products, represent the diverse cross-section of our landowner-partners nationwide.
Read about landowners who have succeeded in reaching their conservation goals with the help of NRCS conservation technical assistance and other programs. These stories can be searched by State, region, crop, conservation practice, and program.