New Mexico Forest and
Watershed Restoration
We engage government agencies, academic research
institutions, land managers, and interested public in the
areas of forest and watershed management.
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Students participate in north regional Envirothon

Students participate in north regional Envirothon

High school teams from Las Vegas, Taos, Peñasco, and Mesa Vista learned about soils, wildlife biology, renewable energy, forestry, and more during the Northern New Mexico Regional Envirothon competition March 21 at Collins Lake Ranch near Mora. A total of 38 students on seven teams tested their knowledge on science quizzes and then made presentations […]

Join our field crews

Join our field crews

Learn important outdoor skills and help gather data about forest health.

Practice your monitoring skills

Practice your monitoring skills

Help collect important data on forest ecosystems while camping in beautiful places around New Mexico.

New Mexico Sunflowers

Want to learn about New Mexico Plants?

Plants are an integral part of the world around us. We’ve gathered a collection of resources for identification and care of the plants, trees, and grasses of New Mexico.

Life in the Field - Monitoring Forests

Alex Makowicki, NMFWRI monitoring technician and crew boss, talks about the work and importance of monitoring upland forests and riparian areas.

Ecological Monitoring


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.


NMFWRI represents the state’s only dedicated capability for supporting the spatial data analysis needs of external stakeholders in the natural resources sector, as well as the GIS/GPS capacity for Highlands University and for most of northern New Mexico.


Restoration based monitoring of New Mexico's forest and riparian ecosystems is integral to NMFWRI's mission.


The New Mexico Forest & Watershed Restoration Institute supports natural-resource-based collaboration by assisting communities to form collaborative organizations and build the capacity to work together to solve problems and restore natural habitats.