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Collaborative Forest Restoration Program

The USFS 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.
To apply for a grant and other resources go to the main USFS CFRP webpage and USFS CFRP Training. 

NMFWRI is involved in long term monitoring of selected CFRP Projects. 

CFRP Resources and Working Papers

Involving Rural Communities In Forest Management: New Mexico’s Collaborative Forest Restoration Program

Involving Rural Communities In Forest Management: New Mexico’s Collaborative Forest Restoration Program

Feb 23, 2016 · File

In the past decade, forest restoration and community wildfire protection have become increasingly important as…

Social and Economic Issues in Landscape Scale Restoration

Social and Economic Issues in Landscape Scale Restoration

Feb 23, 2016 · File

The purpose of this document is to assist prospective CFRP grantees in considering some of…

Monitoring The Long Term Ecological Impacts Of New Mexico’s Collaborative Forest Restoration Program

Monitoring The Long Term Ecological Impacts Of New Mexico’s Collaborative Forest Restoration Program

Feb 23, 2016 · File

The CFRP requires individual grantees to monitor the effects of their work during and after…

Assessing the Socioeconomic Benefits

Assessing the Socioeconomic Benefits

Feb 23, 2016 · File

In this paper, we examine the first seven years of the CFRP to assess the…

Short Guide for Developing CFRP Restoration Prescriptions

Short Guide for Developing CFRP Restoration Prescriptions

Feb 23, 2016 · File

The purpose of this short guide is to provide information to assist Collaborative Forest Restoration…

Protecting The City’s Water: Designing A Payment for Ecosystem Services (Pes) Program for The Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

Protecting The City’s Water: Designing A Payment for Ecosystem Services (Pes) Program for The Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

Feb 23, 2016 · File

Ecosystem services are the conditions and processes through which natural ecosystems supply benefits to people…

Climate Change and Mixed Conifer/Aspen Systems in New Mexico: Considerations for Managers

Climate Change and Mixed Conifer/Aspen Systems in New Mexico: Considerations for Managers

Feb 23, 2016 · File

Although skepticism about the importance of climate change and its anthropogenic influences still exists throughout…

Wildlife Monitoring for the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program

Wildlife Monitoring for the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program

Feb 23, 2016 · File

This handbook provides information and protocols for monitoring the following species or species groups: birds,…

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