TAKE ACTION – House Bill 332: New Mexico Rural Heritage Act

TAKE ACTION – House Bill 332: New Mexico Rural Heritage Act

Find all the information you need to participate in our Call to Action

From our friends at the Western Landowners Alliance….

Overview

New Mexico House Bill 332, The Rural Heritage Act, keeps land ownership affordable for New Mexico’s families; secures land, water and other natural resources for the future; and contributes positively to local governments and economies.

The programs considered under HB 332 will change New Mexico’s property tax structure in a way that keeps agriculturally viable lands intact and allows private landowners to partner with state and federal agencies to implement practices that assist in meeting agricultural and natural resource objectives.

Read a brief summary of the bill HERE.

Call to Action

Western Landowners Alliance has worked with multiple stakeholders for several years to develop and refine the premise behind HB 332. We appreciate the legislative sponsors of the bill and those who have contributed to this concept. We believe that this effort will result in improved opportunities for our citizens and landowners, while also ensuring that our prime agricultural lands stay whole and healthy for future generations.

Help New Mexico families remain on the land: participate in our Call to Action today by attending the committee hearing at the New Mexico Roundhouse (Feb 12) or by calling members of the Agriculture and Water Resources Committee. Find all the information you need to participate in our Call to Action. Contact Lawrence@westernlandowners.org with any questions.

WLA Speaks Out
Western Landowners Alliance has also drafted an in-depth response to a recent analysis of HB332 published by the Linebery Policy Center for Natural Resource Management. Please take a moment to review this document as you consider supporting HB332.

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Jim O'Donnell

Jim was born and raised in southern Colorado. He obtained both a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico. After ten years as an archaeologist and Jim served as the lead organizer for the Coalition for the Valle Vidal and after as the Northern Director for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. Today Jim works part time as a freelance journalist, conservation photographer and our communications lead. He is the author of “Notes for the Aurora Society” and leads yearly photography workshops to Havana, Cuba.