Collaborative Forest Restoration Programs

[Image] Photo of men  walking along a dirt road in the forestThe 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.

2017 CFRP Panel

This year’s CFRP Technical Advisory Panel Meeting will be meeting to discuss and evaluate the 2017 grant proposals on Monday, April 10 through Wednesday, April 12 at The Hyatt Place Albuquerque. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday and end at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Anyone who is interested can attend the panel meeting

The Hyatt Place Albuquerque / Uptown
6901 Arvada Ave.
Albuquerque, NM 87110.

Annual Workshop

The CFRP Annual Workshop brings together CFRP grant recipients, their partners and participants to share their experiences and talk about accomplishments, challenges, and strategies to overcome barriers of CFRP.  The 2017 Annual Workshop will be held in winter of 2017 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.  Anyone who is interested can attend the workshop. 

Apply for a 2017 CFRP Grant (RFA)

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 meeting.


  • 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 (PDF, 149kb)
    A list of current and past Collaborative Forest Restoration Program funded projects (2001-2013).
  • Funded Project Summaries and Contacts (PDF, 649kb)
    Summaries of current and previous Collaborative Forest Restoration Program funded projects (2001-2014).
  • Multiparty Monitoring
    Information about frequently required monitoring and assessment of Forest Restoration projects.

Key Contacts

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

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