• Due to COVID 19 Pandemic, Whitfield is currently open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
  • Special Guidelines to Follow for visiting the grounds: 


    June 4th The Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area grounds are reopening on a limited basis for visitors


    Starting June 4th the Whitfield Grounds are open Thursday thru Saturday 8 am to 4:30 pm.  This schedule will be in  effect until further notice. While visiting the area please follow these  practices

    ·         physical distancing of at least 6 feet with others

    ·         park cars 10 feet apart

    ·         Wear a mask if you need to speak with field staff

    ·         Use the hand wash station and portable restroom if needed

    ·         Please bring your own water for hydration and clothing for sun and wind exposure

    ·         Visit our website at www.valenciaswcd.org for updates and info about Valencia SWCD programs

    ·         Visit the Whitfield Education Program Facebook page for outdoor activities at home

    ·         Mulch is available for pick up during these open hours– on a first come first serve basis. (Note:   mulch is collected from various jobs and no warranty can be made about piece size or content of mulch)



    The District office ,visitor center,  and bathrooms will remain closed to public until further notice.  For visitors to the conservation area, a portable restroom with wash station will be available

NMSU Webinar Series: Supporting Pollinators on Farms & Backyards - June/July 2020

Free Webinar June 23-July 28th 2020 from 3:00pm- 4:00 pm MT 

For information on how to register, please visit: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102968923571&ca=93065de5-52b9-44c9-a10a-ba68dee424d5


Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District was featured in the Valencia County News-Bulletin in Dec 2019:


The Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District was featured by the National Association of Conservation Districts as the driving force behind the implementation of a healthy soil resolution for the State of New Mexico! Our own supervisor, Jeff Goebel, was interviewed for the blog post on hundregivers.org! Read more about it here:




and here:



****The Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors approved their calendar year 2020 Open Meetings Act Resolution for regular Board meeting times.  Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday monthly starting at 9 am.  Current agendas for upcoming meetings are posted on the website.  


Note:  COVID-19 management is still in effect and we will provide instructions for attendance at any upcoming virtual Board meetings.


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PO Box 170

Belen, NM 87002


Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM  87002


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2020 Holiday Schedule
Office will be closed in observance of these days.

Monday, February 17th Washington’s Birthday


Monday, May 25th Memorial Day


Saturday, July 4th Independence Day

Monday, September 7th Labor Day

Monday, October 12th Columbus Day

Wednesday, November 11th Veterans Day

Thursday, November 26th Thanksgiving Day

Friday, December 25th Christmas Day

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