2019 CFRP Panel Meeting will be postponed to June 2019

[Image] Photo of men  walking along a dirt road in the forestCollaborative Forest Restoration Program

The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) provides grants of up to $360,000 to stakeholders for forest restoration projects in New Mexico that are designed through a collaborative process.  Projects can be up to four years in length and can be located on or on any combination of Federal, Tribal, State, County or Municipal forest land.  Projects must address the following objectives:

  • Wildfire threat reduction
  • Ecosystem restoration, including non-native species reduction
  • Reestablishment of historic fires regimes
  • Reforestation
  • Preservation of old and large trees
  • Small diameter tree utilization
  • Creation of forest-related local employment
  • Stakeholder diversity

Since 2001 the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) has funded over 200 projects including close to 600 partners in planning and implementing collaborative forest restoration and small diameter utilization projects in 20 counties across New Mexico.  These projects have restored over 33,000 acres and created over 750 jobs.


Annual Workshop

Due to the Federal Government shutdown, the 2019 CFRP Annual Workshop has been canceled. A new date for the Workshop has yet to be determined.

The CFRP Annual Workshop is held in Santa Fe New Mexico in the Jemez Rooms of the Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508 1-505-428-1000.

The CFRP Annual Workshop brings together CFRP grant recipients, their partners and participants to share their experiences and discuss accomplishments, challenges, and strategies to overcome barriers of CFRP.  Anyone who is interested can attend the workshop.



CFRP Panel - June 2019 (tentative)

The 2019 CFRP Technical Advisory Panel Meeting (April 16-18) has been postponed to June. A new date for the meeting will be announced soon.

The CFRP Technical Advisory Panel evaluates CFRP grant applications and provides recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on which ones best meet the purposes and objectives of the program. The Panel includes independent scientists, representatives from Federal and State land management agencies, Tribes, local communities, conservation organizations, and commodity interests. The Secretary of Agriculture makes the final project funding decisions.


Apply for a CFRP Grant (RFA)



  • Get Help with your CFRP Grant Application
    All applications should first contact the Forest Coordinator closest to the public land where treatment will take place. Free assistance is available in proposal development and multiparty monitoring.

  • Funded Projects
    A list of current and past Collaborative Forest Restoration Program funded projects (2001-2017).
  • Funded Project Summaries and Contacts (Word .docx, 308kb)
    Summaries of current and previous Collaborative Forest Restoration Program funded projects (2001-2017).

  • Multiparty Monitoring
    Information about frequently required monitoring and assessment of Forest Restoration projects. 



CFRP Science Resources



Key Contacts

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CFRP Coordinators

Carson National Forest
Raul E. Hurtado
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, New Mexico 87571

Cibola National Forest
Ian Fox
2113 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Gila National Forest
Julia Rivera 
3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061

Lincoln National Forest
Mark Cadwallader
3463 Los Palomas Road
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Santa Fe National Forest
Rueben Montes
P.O. Box 1689
Santa Fe, NM 87504

CFRP Program Manager
Walter Dunn
333 Broadway Blvd., SE 
Albuquerque, NM 87102