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Dierdre “Dee” Tarr

Conservation Interests

Mountainair conservationist Dierdre “Dee” Tarr was appointed to the State Lands Trust Advisory Board in early 2018 to represent conservation interests. She was sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics.

Tarr, a native New Mexican, is a graduate of Roswell High School. She began her career in Mountainair as operations manager and later branch manager of First National Bank of Belen’s Mountainair branch. She currently serves as district manager for the Claunch-Pinto Soil & Water Conservation District (CPSWCD) collaborating with local, state, federal and tribal partners on conservation projects.

Ms. Tarr manages $3 million in grants for various projects within the district, including the Greater Rio Grande Watershed Alliance and the Estancia Basin Watershed Health Restoration and Monitoring Project. There are 30 partners, including the State Land Office’s field operations team, working cooperatively with CPSWCD on conservation efforts in north-Central New Mexico.

As a member of multiple professional associations, Ms. Tarr has served as state president of the New Mexico Association of Conservation District Employees, recording secretary of the Estancia Basin Planning Committee, and president of the Mountainair Chamber of Commerce.

She currently represents the Town of Mountainair on the Estancia Basin Resource Association and is president of the Mountainair Rotary Club.

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