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Amigos Bravos has provided assistance to many communities adversely affected by extractive industries. In addition to our long-standing campaign against pollution from the Molycorp mine in Questa, we have worked with communities affected by sand & gravel, copper, and mica operations. See More >
FEDERAL AGENCY WEBSITES
The following is a list of websites for federal agencies that routinely produce environmental documents or may have information of interest.
OTHER FEDERAL SITES OF INTEREST:
These sites can also be useful for finding environmental documents, including legislation.
- The Library of Congress maintains this legislative service named for Thomas Jefferson. It contains bills, links to bill sponsors, legislative history, Congressional record references, reports, and accompanying documents back to 1973.
- The National Technical Information Service can provide information about copies of numerous environmental documents.
- This legal reference site contains an index of – and links to – laws, codes, law reviews, legal organizations, and law school information.
- The Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute has a U.S. Code website with an update service providing recent changes to particular code sections.
WHO TO CALL IN NEW MEXICO
Following are the major State agencies and the state offices of Federal agencies that deal with conservation and the environment in New Mexico.
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
(Manages wildlife populations and hunting & fishing permits)
PO Box 25112
Santa Fe, NM 87504
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
(Manages the use of federal public lands)
This link provides information about all BLM offices and activities in
New Mexico Environment Department
(Responsible for groundwater, surface water, and drinking water quality)
PO Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 (South Central: NM, TX, OK, AR, LA)
(Administers 319 programs, NPDES discharge permits, and CERCLA/Superfund programs)
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 665-6444 / (800) 887-6063
New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division
(Administers mining and reclamation permits)
1220 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
U.S. Forest Service/Carson National Forest
(Manages most of the headwater and streamside lands in the watershed)
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571
New Mexico Office of the State Engineer
(Administers New Mexico water rights and water transfers)
PO Box 25102
Santa Fe, NM 87504
U.S. Geological Survey – New Mexico Water Science Center
(Stream flow monitoring and mapping services)
5338 Montgomery NM, Suite 400
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 830-7900 / (888) 275-8747
New Mexico Soil and Water Conservation District
(Education and services for local natural resources conservation)
This link provides information about all SWCDs in New Mexico and their activities
U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service – New Mexico
(Conserves natural resources on private lands: formerly SCS)
This link provides information on NRCS offices and activities in
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Albuquerque Office
(Administers Section 404 permits for dredging or filling stream channels)
4001 Jefferson Plaza NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Aquatic and Ecosystem Health Management Journal
The major objective of this journal is to promote understanding of the structure, function and performance of healthy and damaged aquatic ecosystems (freshwater, Marine, estuarine) from integrated, multi-disciplinary, and sustainable perspectives. The journal focuses on the development and application of management practices that will protect, maintain, remediate, or restore the health of these ecosystems and their sustainable use by humans. It seeks to foster international and cross-sector exchange of information among scientists, academics, managers, engineers, lawyers, citizens, politicians, business, industry, and governments on the health and sustainability of global aquatic resources.