Learn what heat illness is and how to prevent it at home and at work. See Prevent_Heat_Illness
The Gila National Forest has completed its Travel Management Final Environmental Impact Statement and Forest Supervisor Kelly Russell has signed the Record of Decision selecting Alternative G.
With the publication of the legal notice in the forest's newspapers of record, the start of a 45-day appeal period and resolution will begin.
See the information here.
Animal Control Officer
Capture and removal of stray or dangerous animals will be handled by contacting the Hidalgo County Dispatch office at 575-542-8827. Please provide a good description and location of the animal.
PUBLIC LAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PLAC)
NEXT MEETING SCHEDULED
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 3:00 p.m.
SPECIAL MEETINGS WILL BE SCHEDULED AS NEEDED
MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT:
THE HIDALGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
305 PYRAMID ST, LORDSBURG NM
Previous PLAC minutes and agendas
Feb 5, 2014 Feb 5, 2014
May 7, 2014 May 7, 2014
Aug 6, 2014 Aug 6, 2014
Nov 5, 2014 Nov 5, 2014
Feb 4, 2015 Feb 4, 2015
May 6, 2015 May 6, 2015
Aug 5, 2015 Aug 5, 2015
Nov 4, 2015 Nov 4, 2015
May 4, 2016 May 4, 2016
Aug 3, 2016 Aug 3, 2016
Nov 2, 2016 Nov 2, 2016
Jan 25, 2017 Jan 25, 2017
Apr 26, 2017 Apr 26, 2017
Jul 26, 2017 Jul 26, 2017
To view the collective bargaining agreement, click on the link below.
NOTICE OF PISCICIDE APPLICATION IN THE WHITEWATER CREEK DRAINAGE
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (Department) plans to apply a piscicide to remove non-native trout from the Whitewater Creek drainage on Forest Service lands during the following time period - October 23 to November 6, 2017. The planned piscicide application is contingent upon a final decision by the Forest Service to approve piscicide use in the wilderness under the National Environmental Policy Act. Pursuant to 18.104.22.168 NMAC, the Department is providing notice of the planned application. For further information, please visit the Department's website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us, or call the Fisheries Management Division at 505-476-8055.
Emergency Watershed Protection Program
The purpose of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) was established by Congress to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters. The EWP Program is designed to help people and conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, drought, windstorms, and other natural occurrences. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the EWP Program; EWP-Recovery, and EWP–Floodplain Easement (FPE).
EWP - Recovery
The EWP Program is a recovery effort program aimed at relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural occurrences.
Who is Eligible?
Public and private landowners are eligible for assistance, but must be represented by a project sponsor that must be a legal subdivision of the State, such as a city, county, township or conservation district, and Native American Tribes or Tribal governments.
NRCS may pay up to 75 percent of the construction cost of emergency measures. The remaining 25 percent must come from local sources and can be in the form of cash or in-kind services.
EQIP is another source available to producers thru NRCS. This would help with wells, pumps, troughs, etc.
HIDALGO MEDICAL SERVICES IS HELPING PEOPLE GET ENROLLED FOR HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THERE ARE ENROLLMENT EVENTS COMING TO YOUR COMMUNITY, OR DAILY ENROLLMENT AT HMS CLINICS MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR DETAILS OF THE ITEMS YOU NEED TO HAVE WITH YOU WHEN GETTING ENROLLED.