Congressionally Directed Spending: Interior and Environment

Signed Disclosure Letter Available HERE.

PROJECTS REQUESTED

Project Name: New Mexico Reforestation Center

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior and Environment/[Forest Service]/[State and Private Forestry]/[Forest Resource Information and Analysis]

Project City/County: Las Vegas

Recipient: New Mexico Highlands University

Address: Rodgers Administration Building PO Box 9000, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: This request would create the New Mexico Reforestation Center at New Mexico Highlands University, in partnership with New Mexico State University, the University of New Mexico, and the State Forestry Division of New Mexico's Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department. When fully operational, the Center will create a tree seed bank and nursery, and coordinate reforestation efforts to meet New Mexico's current and future reforestation needs.


Project Name: Santa Clara Water System Rehabilitation & Repairs

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior and Environment/[Environmental Protection Agency]/[Water and Wastewater Infrastructure]

Project City/County: Santa Clara Pueblo

Recipient: Santa Clara Pueblo

Address: 578 Kee St. Santa Clara Pueblo, NM 87532

Amount Requested: $707,000

Project Description and Explanation: This project would repair multiple EPA deficiencies identified in 2019 in the drinking water system for Santa Clara Pueblo. This project services approximately 556 homes.


Project Name: Santa Clara Open Dump Closure

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior and Environment/[Environmental Protection Agency]/[Water and Wastewater Infrastructure]

Project City/County: Santa Clara Pueblo

Recipient: Santa Clara Pueblo

Address: 578 Kee St. Santa Clara Pueblo, NM 87532

Amount Requested: $889,000

Project Description and Explanation: This project is to clean up multiple unpermitted dump sites located within Santa Clara Pueblo located near homes and water sources.


Project Name: Cimarron Range Fire Protection Project

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior and Environment/[Forest Service]/[State and Private Forestry]/[Forest Resource Information and Analysis]

Project City/County: Sante Fe

Recipient: New Mexico State Forestry Division

Address: 1220 S St Francis Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Amount Requested: $3,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: This request would fund the Cimarron Range Fire Protection project at the New Mexico State Forestry Division. The project will restore 3,000 acres of forests strategically-located on multiple ownerships. These forest lands are critical to sustain watershed function, reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, and mitigate forest health declines in a landscape of more than 200,000 acres. The project will also provide opportunities for innovative wood use.


Project Name: Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior and Environment/[Department of the Interior]/[Bureau of Land Management]/[Land Acquisition]/[Acquisitions (projects)]

Project City/County: Taos County

Recipient: Trust for Public Land

Address: 607 Cerrillos Road Suite F-1, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: The project opens 5,035 acres of newly accessible land in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument for the public and complies with the Secretarial Orders 3374, 3373, and 3362 to increase outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans and support wildlife movement, migration and/or winter range.