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Conservation . . . Our Purpose, Our Passion

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 . . .

Photo of Mr. Rick Holdridge

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.

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Meet New Mexico's Featured Employees . . .

Photo of Mr. Greg Fenchel Photo of Ms. Rosabeth Garcia-Sais Photo of Mr. Richard Montoya

Greg Fenchel, Manager
Los Lunas Plant Materials Center

Rosabeth Garcia-Sais,
State Administrative Officer

Richard Montoya,
District Conservationist

 

Meet New Mexico's Featured Volunteer . . .

Photo of Miss Marisa Armijo Stratton

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.

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Meet Nationally Featured Customers . . .

Eight featured customers were chosen to represent diversity of geography, culture, conservation practices and crops of our landowner-partners nationwide. Though these customers implement different conservation practices, grow different crops, and live in different locations, they share with us a passion for conservation and caring for the land. Read their stories.


Conservation... Our Purpose. Our Passion. Image: Farm at sunset.

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

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