The staff at 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 New Mexican watersheds
- Provide local communities with employment and educational opportunities.
We work to reduce catastrophic wildfires and restore resilient, fire and climate adapted ecosystems. We collaborate with partners and engage communities to bridge scientific and local knowledge and build capacity in landscape-scale adaptive management.
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. Alan Barton