Since 2001 the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) has funded 175 projects including close to 500 partners in planning and implementing collaborative forest restoration and small diameter utilization projects in 20 counties across New Mexico. ; These projects have restored over 30,000 acres and created over 700 jobs.
The U.S. Forest Service Southwestern Region anticipates distributing cost-share grants to carry out forest restoration projects on public lands in New Mexico pending federal appropriations. Projects must be designed through a collaborative process that includes affected communities and other stakeholders. Applications will be evaluated in an open federal advisory committee.
Free Technical Assistance
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. more on assistance and list of coordinators »
In 2005, the Forest Service convened a National Collaborative Assessment Team to conduct a multiparty assessment of the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP). The team examined the development and implementation of the CFRP using an innovative approach from three different perspectives: implementation; effectiveness; and validity.