The Utton Center

ForestThe Utton Transboundary Resources Center researches and provides information to the public about water, natural resources and environmental issues, with a particular focus on New Mexico and the Southwest. It supports collaborative natural resource management using multidisciplinary expertise and inclusive, diverse stakeholder involvement.

The Center also includes the Joe M Stell Ombudsman Program. It offers pre-mediation education, as well as information regarding adjudications to unrepresented water rights claimants and defendants. Its primary purpose is to streamline the adjudication process by providing claimants with unbiased information about this multifaceted process.

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The Utton Center's 2024 Legislative Session Tracking Sheet

The Utton Center is tracking water related legislation proposed in the 2023 New Mexico legislative session.  You can view our water legislation tracker here. Excel Sheet