Otero Soil and Water Conservation District


Text Box: Otero SWCD Website Disclaimer Statement 

Information presented on this website is considered public information (unless otherwise noted) and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested. While the Otero SWCD makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, various data such as names, telephone numbers, etc. may change prior to updating. 

Some of the documents on this site may contain links to information created and maintained by other organizations. Please note that the Otero SWCD does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside materials.

The Otero SWCD and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382
Text Box: Heads Up: To Navigate our site please use the forward and back buttons as links within the site do not open in new, separate windows.

The Otero Soil and Water Conservation District is a governmental subdivision of the state of New Mexico organized under state law (Chapter 73, Article 20). A certificate of organization was issued by the Secretary of State on August 1, 1940.

The Story of the Otero Soil and Water Conservation District—1944 KOB Broadcast Transcript




The Otero Soil and Water Conservation District promotes and facilitates effective stewardship of natural resources by providing leadership, educational, technical and financial assistance to the citizens of Otero County.

Mission Statement

75th Anniversary - August 1, 2015

District Program - 1940

Wills Canyon Erosion Control Demonstration Project

    Small dams can be temporary or permanent; they are constructed across a drainage ditch, swale, or channel to lower the speed of concentrated flows for a certain design range of storm events. A demonstration project has begun in Wills Canyon.  If enough interest is generated, we will apply for another grant in 2016. Please download the form and return it to our office located at 3501 Mesa Village Drive.


Erosion Control Project Sign Up