Watershed Protection Section
The Watershed Protection Section administers three programs-
The Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program, is supported with federal Clean Water Act funds for watershed-based planning and implementation, and requires a match with non-federal dollars. Funds are available annually through requests for proposals to support watershed-based planning and implementation of WBPs. The NPS Program also supports in-house activities for water quality protection, education and outreach, protection of ground water, and interagency coordination.
The Wetlands Program is funded through the Clean Water Act for mapping, monitoring, restoration, and water quality standards development for wetlands in New Mexico. Project-specific funds are available for implementation of Wetlands Program components through requests for proposals.
The River Stewardship Program projects are state-funded efforts to improve water quality and stream habitat. Eligible applicants for the River Stewardship Program include local agencies (including cities, counties, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts), for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and Indian Nations, Pueblos, and Tribes.
Contact Abe Franklin, Program Manager, with any questions about WPS activities.