Who We Are

Lincoln County (LC) is located in Eastern New Mexico. It has a population of 20,105 people with 48% in cities and 52% in rural areas; this is spread out over 4,831 square miles and encompasses 10 towns and villages (Capitan, Carrizozo, Corona, Glencoe, Hondo, Nogal, Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, San Patricio and Tinnie). Our communities range from vast ranch lands at an elevation of 4,000 feet to alpine mountain ranges of 11,500 feet in elevation. The community's topography is very diverse and passes through 5 different biomes from the Chihuahua Desert to the Sub-Alpine Forest. The city populations are concentrated in and around the Sub-Alpine Forest. EcoServants will have 76 AmeriCorps members who will perform projects in environmental stewardship, military family recruitment, opportunity youth engagement and community engagement projects in Lincoln County, NM. At the end of the 1st program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for 5 miles of new trail and 15 miles of trail mitigated, engage and mentor 10 students in environmental stewardship through Opportunity Youth program, engage 10 military family members as National Service Participants or volunteers and participated in community engagement projects. This Program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Environmental Stewardship, Veterans and Military Families and Economic Opportunities. The focus of the EcoRangers Program is to positively impact our Community with skills and resources. The aftermath of the 2012 Little Bear Fire has negatively impacted our Community in many ways therefore the EcoRangers program will assist in rehabbing areas affected and be proactive in disaster preparedness in the event that something will happen. We are a program that enables AmeriCorps members to be a part of a solution for our community and also provide crucial training, skills and certificates to help with future adventures that the AmeriCorps member desire.

“This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) under AmeriCorps Grant No.15AFHNM0010004. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, CNCS or the AmeriCorps program.”

EcoServants is a proud member of the AmeriCorps National Service Network.

Our Mission

To directly engage the community through service towards a more sustainable future.

2015-2016 Goals

AmeriCorps Service Members roles:

- Building new trail on USDA-FS & BLM lands

-Join White Mountain Search and Rescue

-Recover recreation areas through rerouting trails, removing debris, building new shelters, monitoring forest health, etc.

- Office projects such as creating editorials, producing a brochure, updating Social Media, etc.

-Gather GPS/GIS trail data and create maps in Arc View

- Forest Monitoring and Stand Examinations

Veterans and Military Families participation through directly supporting our program, participating in training, and engaging in Red Cross and White Mountain Search and Rescue

Engage the local community to help in the wildfire response, mitigation, and recovery efforts

Engage Opportunity Youth through the New Mexico Youth Conservations Corps (NMYCC), which will target 60 youth working for 9 weeks.

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Get involved! Ecoservants would love to hear from you. Please contact:

Stephen Carter

1204 Mechem Dr. Suite #3
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1723
Ruidoso, NM 88355

By nature of being a small nonprofit, we always welcome time or monetary donations. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Fundraising Letter
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