SCMRC&D Education Center

Learn more about your local area’s environment and how you can help protect it with the resources in our Education Center. It’s everyone’s duty to keep this land enchanting.

National Resource Conservation & Development Council

Lot Thinning Standards

Handling Noxious Weeds

State Forestry Guidelines

NM Fire Preparedness & Prevention

Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Environmental Studies

Local Business

Lot Thinning Standards

Village of Ruidoso Lot Thinning Standards

Village of Ruidoso Forestry Department

Handling Noxious Weeds

Field Guide for Managing Annual and Biennial Invasive Thistles in the Southwest

Otero Soil and Water Conservation District Noxious Weed Program

State Forestry Guidelines

New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) Forestry Division

USDA Forest Service: Southwestern Region

National Association of State Foresters – New Mexico

NM Fire Preparedness & Prevention

New Mexico Fire Information

Fire Adapted New Mexico Learning Network

Resource: Reducing Wildfire Risks in the Home Ignition Zone

Bureau of Land Management New Mexico Fire Restrictions

Hidden Hazards of Backyard Burning

Resource: Proper Vehicle Use to Prevent Wildfire

Resource: Wildfire Pre-Evacuation Steps for Your Home

Sierra Blanca Wildland Fire Academy

Living with Fire

New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking

Fire Adapted New Mexico Learning Network: Wildfire Preparedness

Village of Ruidoso Fire Restrictions

Resource: Fire’s Natural Role

Smokey Bear Campfire Rules

Smokey Bear Prescribed Fires Info

Southwest Area Fire Restrictions

Resource: Barn Fire Safety Checklist

Wildfire Risk to Communities

Asbestos Risks from Natural Disasters

Video Library

Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Otero County CWPP

Lincoln County CWPP

Conservation In Action

National Integrated Drought Information System

Otero Soil & Water Conservation District

Village of Ruidoso Water Conservation

Upper Hondo Soil & Water Conservation District

Environmental Studies

Rocky Mountain Research Station: Reforestation Matters

Rocky Mountain Research Station: A West-Wide Rangeland Fuel Assessment

Rocky Mountain Research Station: Quickly Assessing Forage Losses in Western Rangelands During Drought

Rocky Mountain Research Station: Beetle Outbreaks in Subalpine Forests and What They Mean for Snowmelt

Rocky Mountain Research Station: Understanding and Managing Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands in a Changing Climate

Rocky Mountain Research Station: A National Approach To Leverage the Benefits of Tree Planting on Public Lands

Cool Green Science: Wildfire Resilience Treatments Work

Rocky Mountain Research Station: What We Are Learning About Lingering Water Quality Effects of High-Severity Wildfires

USDA Forest Service: Surprising Habitat of Forest Birds Found With the Help of Volunteers

Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU) Researchers: Unmanaged Forests Now Emit More CO2 Than They Absorb

Local Business

Finance New Mexico

Resource: US Small Business Administration: 2021 New Mexico Small Business Profile

Resource: How to Start a Business in New Mexico

New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network

Alamogordo Center of Commerce

Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce

Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce

New Mexico Chamber of Commerce