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Further Study

Finding Future Ranchers & Farmers

  • Beginning Farmers and Ranchers by Ahearn, Mary and Doris Newton. EIB-53, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, May 2009.

  • LandLinks, New Mexico

Good Information From Other Places

Groups Preserving Farms & Ranches

  • Vision beyond mandate: Creating farmland protected areas in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Todd Miller. Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

  • City of Albuquerque. Web site. .City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. 1999. City of Albuquerque Major Public Open Space Facility Plan. Open Space Division, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • New Mexico Land Conservancy. Phone/Fax: 505-986-2801/505-986-3806. P.O. Box 6759, Santa Fe, NM 87502. Scott Wilber, Executive Director

  • Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust. Phone/Fax: 505-270-4421. Route 31, Box 63; Lemitar, NM 87823. Cecilia Rosacker-McCord

  • Taos Land Trust.

  • Santa Fe Conservation Trust.

  • Southern Rockies Agricultural Land Trust.

  • Mule Deer Foundation

  • The Forest Trust

  • The Nature Conservancy

  • Valle Grande

Government Programs

  • Natural Resource Conservation Service

  • Farm and Ranchland Protection Program (NCRS)

  • Grassland Reserve Program (acquired and held by NRCS)

  • CRP

  • National Grasslands