Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Friday, September 15, 2023
New Mexico groups get $20.5M in grants from USDA Forest Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service awarded $20.5 million to groups in New Mexico to increase access to trees and the social, health, and economic benefits they provide.
The investment is expected to get trees planted and maintained in disadvantaged urban communities, tackle the climate crisis, and support jobs and workforce development, according to a news release from the USDA Forest Service.
The following groups in New Mexico received grant funding:
City of Albuquerque Park and Recreation Department: $5,000,000
City of Santa Fe*: $1,000,000
Dona Ana Soil and Water Conservation District: $1,000,000
La Cosecha Community Supported Agriculture: $2,500,000