Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
The Ring of Fire takes center stage on Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at YOUR New Mexico State Parks! Experience all phases of the Annular Solar Eclipse along the Path of Annularity at 16 of 35 New Mexico State Parks across the state. Solar glasses that meet the international safety standard will be provided at no cost on a first come first served basis.
Image taken by JAXA/NASA Hinode spacecraft. Courtesy NASA.
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Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary provides policy direction for the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and oversees all aspects of the Department’s mission to position New Mexico as a national leader in energy and natural resource management.
ECMD develops and implements effective clean energy programs – renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation, clean fuels and efficient transportation – to promote environmental and economic sustainability for New Mexico and its citizens.
New Mexico Forestry Division is responsible for wildfire suppression on all non-federal, non-municipal, non-tribal, and non-pueblo lands, and provides technical advice on forest and resource management.
Mining & Minerals
MMD’s mission is to promote the public trust by ensuring the responsible utilization, conservation, reclamation, and safeguarding of land and resources affected by mining.
The Oil Conservation Division regulates oil, gas, and geothermal activity in New Mexico, and collects well production data; permits new wells; enforces the division’s rules and the state’s oil and gas statutes; and ensures land is responsibly restored.
New Mexico’s 35 State Parks protect and enhance natural and cultural resources, provide first-class recreational and education facilities and opportunities, in a safe and family-friendly environment.
EMNRD strives to make our state a leader in developing reliable supplies of energy, and energy-efficient technologies and practices, with a balanced approach toward conserving our renewable and non-renewable resources; to protect the environment and ensure responsible reclamation of land and resources affected by mineral extraction; to be effective in leading our state in growing healthy, sustainable forests and managing them for a variety of users and ecologically sound uses; and to improve the state park system into a nationwide leader that contributes to a sustainable economy statewide while protecting New Mexico’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources for posterity.