Contact NMFWRI

New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute


New Mexico Highlands University
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Telephone:  (505) 426-2080
Fax:  (505) 426-2192


Welcome to the NMFWRI

The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute (NMFWRI), which is located at New Mexico Highlands University, is a statewide effort that engages government agencies, academic and research institutions, land managers, and the interested public in the areas of forest and watershed management.

The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute is one of three Institutes formed by the Federal Southwest Forest Health and Wildfire Prevention Act of 2004 (read more).  Our partner institutions are the Ecological Restoration Institute, located at Northern Arizona University, and the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, located at Colorado State University.

How is the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Resoration Institute making a difference?
Click here for a few examples.

Video presentation by middle school students from Las Vegas and Alamo, NM, about the relationship between severe wildfire, post-fire flooding, watershed health and water availability:

NMFWRI at work creating new jobs and reducing wildfire risk on the Alamo Navajo Reservation, to view click on this video link.

NMFWRI wildfire public service announcement, to view click on this video link


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3271 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.