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About Us

CEHMM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We have created a wide range of cutting edge programs that work toward practical solutions to issues that affect both human health and the environment. These projects serve the community, the region, and the state through cooperative conservation, educational outreach, job creation, and research leading to resolution of important technical and environmental challenges.

Mission
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The purpose of the CEHMM projects is to work toward practical solutions to issues that affect both human health and the environment. The projects serve the community, the region, and the state through educational outreach, job creation, and research leading to the resolution of important technical and environmental challenges.

In the News
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Oil and gas impacts lead to lawsuit for federal action on lesser prairie chicken protection

Lesser prairie chickens once numbered in the million across the American West, known for their unique mating dances on the prairies of southeast New Mexico and other states.

Restoring that historical populace was debated for years in court, with a recent lawsuit aiming to compel the federal government to act.  

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Carlsbad Community Foundation Announces CEHMM Grant Recipient

The Foundation is pleased to announce that CEHMM has been awarded a Benjamin P. Duke Memorial Grant! Funds will be used to provide an environmental education exhibit at BLM's Cottonwood Day Use Area, promoting the conservation of the Texas Hornshell Mussel, the Rio Grande River Cooter, and two fish species - the Blue Sucker and the Gray Redhorse. Shown in the photo are CEHMM's Executive Director Emily Wirth and Operations Manager Matt Mathis, who successfully applied for the competitive Duke Grant, which benefits animals, domestic and wild.

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CEHMM's Executive Director, Emily Wirth, was recently part of a panel with the Congressional Western Caucus!

Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chair Yvette Herrell (NM-02), and Reps. August Pfluger (TX-11) and Tracey Mann (KS-01) host a Congressional Western Caucus Species Week Forum to discuss the ongoing state and local species conservation efforts to protect and restore the habitat for the lesser prairie chicken in New Mexico, Texas, and Kansas.