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2016 New Mexico Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Local EQIP Fund Accounts

The Local Working Group (LWG) recommendations are the basis for the proposal submitted by the NRCS District Conservationist for the county level fund accounts.  The Local Working Group membership should be diverse and focus on agricultural interests and natural resource issues existing in the local community.  Membership includes agricultural producers representing the variety of crops, livestock, and poultry raised within the local area; owners of nonindustrial private forest land, as appropriate; representatives of agricultural and environmental organizations; and representatives of governmental agencies carrying out agricultural and natural resource conservation programs and activities.

Local working groups are normally chaired by the appropriate soil and water conservation district (SWCD) and meet at least once a year to discuss the conservation needs at the local level.  The meetings are open to the public and individuals attending the local working group meetings will be given the opportunity to address the local working group.  Opportunity to address non-agenda items will be provided if time allows at the end of the meeting.  Presenters are encouraged to provide written records of their comments to the chairperson at the time of the presentation, but are not required to do so.  Written comments may be accepted if provided to the chairperson no later than 14 calendar days after a meeting.

The LWG proposal for each field office are below.  The ranking questions submitted by the LWG are revised by the District Conservationist, NRCS Area and State Office, if necessary.  The final ranking criteria that will be used to rank the applications are listed below according to the local sub-accounts.

The ranking criteria may also include the screening criteria used to assign High, Medium and Low priority to each application.  Screening worksheets are listed below for those field offices that will screen applications using a worksheet.  Not all field offices will be screening applications prior to ranking.  If applications are screened, the High priority applications are funded first, then those with Medium priority, followed by Low priority.  The applications in each priority category are selected for funding based on the ranking score.  The applications with the highest ranking scores are selected first according to the amount of funds available.  In the event of a tie, a random number may be assigned and the application with the higher number is selected.  Some offices will use a tie-breaker question in place of generating a random number, and these tie-breaker questions are specified in the LWG proposal.

Applications are ranking in the fund accounts that the applicant and/or land are eligible for and that the participant has selected to be considered under.  Fund accounts are generally divided by land type, such as Grazed Range, Irrigated Crop and Forested.  Fund accounts may also group applications that are in a high priority watershed, that will install specific conservation practices or that will improve habitat for high priority wildlife species.  The local fund accounts may change each year.

Each fund account may specify a practice cap to limit the amount of funding provided for practices that are typically high cost practices.  Practice caps that will be implemented are listed in the Field Office LWG proposal.

Office information  (Click on targets on the map below address and phone will appear)


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Field Office LWG Proposals

FY 2016 Ranking Criteria and Screening Worksheets

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TEAM 1-  Richard Montoya, District Conservationist
Phone:  (505) 287-4045 x105
Aztec, Grants, Gallup and Crownpoint

 Aztec
 (PDF; 103 KB)

 Aztec Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop Tribal
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Aztec Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Aztec Ranking Summary - Range Tribal
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Aztec Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Gallup
 (PDF; 92 KB)

 Gallup Ranking Summary - Forested Tribal
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Gallup Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Gallup Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Gallup Ranking Summary - Range Tribal
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Gallup Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Grants and Crownpoint
 (PDF; 92 KB)

 Grants Ranking Summary - Forested Tribal
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Grants Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Grants Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop Tribal
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Grants Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Grants Ranking Summary - Range Tribal
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Grants Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

TEAM 2- Pearl Armijo, District Conservationist
Phone:  (505) 865-4643 x104
Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Cuba

 Albuquerque
 (PDF; 41 KB)

 Albuquerque Ranking Summary - Farmstead AFO
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Albuquerque Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Albuquerque Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop,
 SD-Tribal
(PDF; 11 KB)
 Albuquerque Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Albuquerque Ranking Summary - Range, SD-Tribal
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Albuquerque Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Los Lunas
 (PDF; 46 KB)

 Los Lunas Ranking Summary - Farmstead AFO
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Los Lunas Ranking Summary - Forested, SD-Tribal
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Los Lunas Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Los Lunas Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop,
 SD-Tribal
(PDF; 11 KB)
 Los Lunas Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Los Lunas Ranking Summary - Range, SD-Tribal
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Los Lunas Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Cuba
 (PDF; 27 KB)

 Cuba Ranking Summary - Forested, SD-Tribal
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Cuba Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Cuba Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop, SD-Tribal
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Cuba Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Cuba Ranking Summary - Range, SD-Tribal
 
(PDF; 11 KB)
 Cuba Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)


TEAM 3- Liz Beth Walker, District Conservationist
Phone:  (505) 471-0410 x104
Chama, Hernandez, Santa Fe, Taos

 Chama
 (PDF; 100 KB)

 Chama Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Chama Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Chama Ranking Summary - Range Tribal
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Chama Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 10 KB)

 Hernandez
 (PDF; 80 KB)

 Espanola Screening Criteria (PDF; 11 KB)
 Espanola Ranking Summary- Forested
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Espanola Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Espanola Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Santa Fe
 (PDF; 118 KB)

 Santa Fe Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Santa Fe Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Santa Fe Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Santa Fe Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop Tribal
 (PDF; 10 KB)

 Taos
 (PDF; 62 KB)

 Taos Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Taos Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Taos Ranking Summary - Range Tribal
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Taos Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 10 KB)


TEAM 4- Kenneth Alcon, District Conservationist
Phone:  (505) 425-3594 x108
Las Vegas, Mora, Raton

 Las Vegas
 (PDF; 147 KB)

 Las Vegas Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Las Vegas Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Las Vegas Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Mora
 (PDF; 148 KB)

 Mora Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Mora Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Mora Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Raton
 (PDF; 90 KB)

 Raton Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Raton Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Raton Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 12 KB)


TEAM 5 - Brandon Bishop, District Conservationist
Phone:  (505) 384-2272 x110
Estancia, Fort Sumner, Mountainair, Santa Rosa

 Estancia
 (PDF; 30 KB)

 Estancia Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Estancia Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Estancia Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 12 KB)

 Fort Sumner
 (PDF; 81 KB)

 Fort Sumner Irrigated Crop Screening Worksheet
 (PDF; 64 KB)
 Fort Sumner Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Fort Sumner Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Mountainair
 
(PDF; 81 KB)

 Mountainair Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Mountainair Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Mountainair Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Santa Rosa
 (PDF; 101 KB)

 Santa Rosa Grazed Range Screening Worksheet
 (PDF; 67 KB)
 Santa Rosa Ranking Summary - Grazed Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Santa Rosa Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 10 KB)


TEAM 6 - Rachel Armstrong, District Conservationist
Phone:  (575) 461-3801 x106
Clayton, Roy, Tucumcari

 Clayton
 (PDF; 107 KB)

 Clayton Ranking Summary - Dry Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Clayton Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Clayton Ranking Summary - Range Wildlife (Playa)
 (PDF; 12 KB)
 Clayton Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 12 KB)

 Roy
 (PDF; 83 KB)

 Roy Ranking Summary - Range  (PDF; 12 KB)

 Tucumcari
 (PDF; 156 KB)

 Tucumcari Ranking Summary - Dry Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Tucumcari Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Tucumcari Ranking Summary - Range Wildlife (Playa)
 (PDF; 12 KB)
 Tucumcari Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 12 KB)


TEAM 7 - Matt Wiseman, District Conservationist
Phone:  (575) 546-9692 x105
Deming, Lordsburg, Silver City

 Deming
 (PDF; 29 KB)

 Deming Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Deming Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Lordsburg
 (PDF; 60 KB)

 Lordsburg Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Lordsburg Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Silver City
 (PDF; 27 KB)

 Silver City Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Silver City Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Silver City Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)


TEAM 8 - Stan Towner, Acting District Conservationist
Phone:  (575) 772-5722 x100
Datil, Carrizozo, Socorro

 Datil
 (PDF; 75 KB)

 Datil Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Datil Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Datil Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Datil Ranking Summary - Range Tribal
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Carrizozo
 (PDF; 85 KB)

 Carrizozo Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Carrizozo Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Carrizozo Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Socorro
 (PDF; 78 KB)

 Socorro Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Socorro Ranking Summary - Range
 
(PDF; 12 KB)
 Socorro Ranking Summary - Farmstead (AFO)
 (PDF; 11 KB)


TEAM 9 - Adrian Tafoya, District Conservationist
Phone:  (575) 522-8775 x114
Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Truth or Consequences

 Alamogordo
 (PDF; 147 KB)

 Alamogordo Ranking Summary - Forested
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Alamogordo Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Alamogordo Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Las Cruces
 (PDF; 198 KB)

 Las Cruces Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Las Cruces Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Truth or Consequences
 (PDF; 154 KB)

 T or C Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 T or C Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)


TEAM 10 - Philip Carter, District Conservationist
Phone:  (575) 396-5857 x110
Carlsbad, Roswell, Lovington

 Carlsbad
 (PDF; 95 KB)

 Carlsbad Ranking Summary - AFO Farmstead
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Carlsbad Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Carlsbad Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Roswell
 (PDF; 94 KB)

 Roswell Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 10 KB)
 Roswell Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Roswell Ranking Summary - Farmstead AFO
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Lovington
 (PDF; 31 KB)

 Lovington Ranking Summary - AFO Farmstead
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Lovington Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 12 KB)
 Lovington Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 11 KB)


TEAM 11 - D'Llaynn Bruce, District Conservationist
Phone:  (575) 762-4769 x3
Clovis, Portales

 Clovis
 (PDF; 127 KB)

 Clovis Ranking Summary - Dry Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Clovis Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 12 KB)
 Clovis Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 12 KB)
 Clovis Ranking Summary - AFO- Farmstead
 (PDF; 11 KB)

 Portales
 (PDF; 127 KB)

 Portales Ranking Summary - Dry Crop
 (PDF; 11 KB)
 Portales Ranking Summary - Irrigated Crop
 (PDF; 12 KB)
 Portales Ranking Summary - Range
 (PDF; 12 KB)