The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute:
- Provides state-of-the-art information about forest and watershed restoration to the public, federal and state agencies, tribes, and private landowners in New Mexico.
- Collaborates with citizen stakeholders, academic institutions, NGOs, and professional natural resources managers to establish a consensus concerning prescriptions and monitoring protocols for use in the restoration of forests and watersheds in an ecologically, socially, and economically sound manner.
- Promotes ecological restoration and forest management efforts in ways that:
- Keep New Mexican homes and property safe from wildfire.
- Lead to a more efficient recharge of Mew Mexican watersheds
- Provide local communities with employment and educational opportunities.
Mission: The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute provides technical assistance and practical knowledge in forest and woodland restoration to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and restore healthy and sustainable forested ecosystems and restoration-based economies.
Vision: The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute will be widely recognized as a vital source of technical assistance and a key region-wide innovator and collaborator on the biophysical, socio-cultural, and economic dimensions of watershed restoration.
For more information contact:
Dr. Kent Reid
Related Legislation and Documents
- SOUTHWEST FOREST HEALTH AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION ACT OF 2004
- SOUTHWEST FOREST HEALTH AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION ACT OF 2004, Public Law 108–317 108th Congress
- New Mexico Forest Restoration Principles
- New Mexico Forest Restoration Principles : These principles were collaboratively developed by a team of dedicated professionals representing industry, conservation organizations, land management agencies, and independent scientists.
- The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Health Plan
- The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Health Plan: An Integrated Collaborative Approach to Ecological Restoration
- Final Town Hall Report: Looking To the Future: A Town Hall on New Mexico’s Watersheds and Forests
- Final Town Hall Report Looking To the Future: A Town Hall on New Mexico’s Watersheds and Forests (2005)