Since it began in 2001, the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program has awarded 144 grants to 99 organizations that are currently working in 20 counties in New Mexico. Over 450 diverse stakeholders are involved in implementing the projects. Program projects have created over 590 permanent, seasonal and part-time forest related jobs in New Mexico.
The purpose of the panel is to evaluate proposals for forest restoration grants and provide recomendations about the proposals that best meet the objectives of the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program.
An Act to establish Institutes to demonstrate and promote the use of adaptive ecosystem management to reduce the risk of wildfires, and restore the health of fire-adapted forest and woodland ecosystems of the interior West.
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Forest Service Cooperative Forestry programs which were first funded in the 1990 Farm Bill. To celebrate, communities throughout New Mexico are taking the challenge to improve their community forests. Video challenges are on the New Mexico State Forestry Facebook page.