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Council Publications

* all publication can be provided by contact to the council through email request.

New Mexico Land Grant Governance Guidebook
Abstract: This guidebook provides help for land grants to function as political subdivisions and to help them implement best practices in their management.

Author: New Mexico Land Grant Council

Land Grant-Merced Guide: Water Rights
Abstract: This guide give information on the proper process of filing a Water Right Declaration to Office of State Engineer.

Authors: New Mexico Legal Aid Inc. and New Mexico Land Grant Council

Land Grant-Merced Guide: Adverse Possession
Abstract: Provides information on what adverse possession is, how it affects land grant communities and explains the types of adverse possession that can occur.

Authors: New Mexico Legal Aid Inc. and New Mexico Land Grant Council

New Mexico Land Grant-Merced Laws and Statutes
Abstract: This publication combines all laws and statutes dealing with New Mexico land grants into one guide for ready reference.

Authors: New Mexico Land Grant Council

Bowden (1969) Exempts, "Private Land Claims in the Southwest"
Abstract: A list and brief history of each land grant identified by Author J.J. Bowden.

Authors: JJ Bowden


Council's Annual Reports


These are the annual reports required under statute to be submitted to the Governor by the end of every year. They are also presented to the Interim Committee to demonstrate the work and logictics of the Council.