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
  • Rocky Mountain Youth Corps*: $1,000,000
  • Tree New Mexico: $5,000,000
  • Western New Mexico University: $5,000,000


Anonymous said...

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps*: $1,000,000 This is a Steamboat Springs organization not a NM group. But so what they are all trust babies who love to strut in the woods ( close to a road ). Why would they need one million of our tax dollars? What have the done with their youth groups that warrant that kind of money? IMO what a waste! I see they promoted a all women's fire fighting force....also a waste since they rarely have the stamina to stay on the fire line for very long periods of time. The whole waste of money by the FS is a wants to be another Park Service.

Anonymous said...

5 million dollars to Tree NM. I'll bet they don't plant too many trees in the Barrio. Besides, this type of work is what the county agent does. Why not give that group the money?