Recovering from drought
To prevent landowners from moving from one crisis to another, it is important to expedite recovery from disasters. This section includes land management techniques but covers topics like mental health and financial recovery.
Caring for livestock after a disaster.
Discusses some basic realities of livestock management after disasters occur.
Coping with natural disasters.
helpful tips that you can use to cope better during difficult times following a natural disaster (such as fire, flood, tornado, blizzard, etc.).
Making decisions and coping with drought.
Drought, like other natural disasters, costs individuals and families an incredible amount of worry, concern, stress, and money.
Managing stress during tough times.
Learning how to manage stress and increase resilience is important, especially during tough times such as drought.
Soil erosion control after wildfire.
There are several steps to take to reduce the amount of soil erosion.
New Mexico State University
Poisonous Plants of New Mexico Rangelands
Identify potentially poisonous rangeland plants.
An annotated checklist of poisonous or injurious range plants of New Mexico
Poisonous plants represent one of the greatest hazards to livestock ranching on western rangelands. In addition to direct losses by death, there are those due to weight loss, poor reproductive performance, and poor health.
Noxious and Troublesome Weeds of New Mexico
This booklet focuses on helping land managers, farmers, homeowners, recreationists, and others identify troublesome weeds found in New Mexico because early detection is critical for effective weed management.
- Groundsels and Livestock Poisoning
Groundsels are woody-stemmed, native, perennial plants that often cause livestock poisoning in winter and early spring. Poisoning of cattle and horses is reported most often, while sheep and goats are poisoned less frequently.
Rayless Goldenrod and Livestock Poisoning
Rayless goldenrod is a native, perennial, multi-stemmed plant that is toxic to cattle, sheep, horses, and goats. Poisoning is most common in late fall and winter.
A Guide to the Common Locoweeds and Milkvetches of New Mexico
This guide treats 19 of the most common species of Astragalus and Oxytropis in New Mexico.
Milkweed Poisoning of Horses
There are a wide variety of milkweed plants responsible for poisoning and death of horses. These plants grow in a range of soil and moisture conditions, from roadsides and ditches to pastures and rangelands.
Russian Knapweed and Yellow Star Thistle Poisoning of Horses
Russian knapweed and yellow star-thistle are unusual among poisonous plants in that they are toxic to horses but cattle and sheep consume the plants without any apparent signs of toxicity.
Help Your Horse Handle Heat Stress
In this guide, heat-related illness, physiological mechanisms of heat loss, and techniques for relieving heat stress in equines will be discussed.
Disaster losses and related tax rules.
Provides information on how to claim property losses. It does not appear to be tied directly to drought, but it is tied to fire losses.
Pasture recovery following drought.
Extent of stand damage due to differences in soil types, fertility practices, grazing management, pasture species, and harvest management is somewhat easy to determine.
Assessing drought damage in perennial grass pastures.
University of Nebraska researchers developed a frequency grid for measuring stand (seedling) establishment in perennial grasslands that can be modified for use at spring green up to estimate stand damage following drought.
Management after wildfire.
Following a wildfire, management practices need to be applied to encourage desired plant growth.
Farmers in transition: Taking charge in stressful times.
Needs of farm families faced with significant changes in their business or way of life. The value of a support system is discussed and ways of strengthening it are suggested. Expanding the support system to include professionals is encouraged.
Farmers in transition: Finding a new career.
Three essential steps in an effective job career search.
Coping with restructuring or sale of the family farm.
addresses why families grieve when they lose part or all of their farm or face significant adjustments in their farm operation.
Stress after a disaster: Warning Signs and Management
A disaster can be stressful for many people and can lead to mental and emotional disruption. This is commonly referred to as post-disaster stress.
Farm families and mental health.
Farm families face unique stressors, including financial challenges and family-farming relationships that blur the line between their business and personal lives.
Preventing Farmer Suicides
Resources for suicide prevention. Farmers are more than five times as likely to commit suicide as the general population.
Resources for Pet, Poultry and Livestock Owners Affected by Natural Disasters
For information on facilities by county that are available to house pets, horses or livestock,
Water is Vital–Especially after a Disaster
Don’t ever ration your water. Drink the amount you need today and try to find more for tomorrow.
Obtaining Disaster Assistance for Farms and Ranches
If you live in a county the President has designated as a disaster area, you may be eligible for various disaster assistance programs.
This seems to be aimed at floods, but might apply to drought assistance as well?