New Mexico Content Standards
NM.II: Geography: Students understand how physical, natural, and cultural processes influence where people live, the ways in which people live, and how societies interact with one another and their environments.
II-C: Be familiar with aspects of human behavior and man-made and natural environments in order to recognize their impact on the past and present.
II-C:3. Describe the consequences of human modification of the natural environment (e.g., use of irrigation to improve crop yields, highways).
II-F: Describe how natural and man-made changes affect the meaning, use, distribution, and value of resources.
II-F:1. Identify the characteristics of renewable and nonrenewable resources.