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Resources about evaluating and managing the entire drainage area of a stream or river
Forest and Watershed Project Map
Forest and Watershed Project Map- Web-based GIS map of Forest and watershed restoration projects undertaken by state and federal agencies in New Mexico.
Forests and Watersheds: A Newsletter for Decision-Makers
Issue No. 1, July 2014. Published by the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute.
Galisteo Watershed Conservation Initiative
The Galisteo Watershed Conservation Initiative (GWCI) is a collaboration between Earth Works Institute (EWI) and the Santa Fe Conservation Trust (SFCT), in partnership with Earth Analytic, Inc. Supporting partners include the National Park Service (Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program), Santa Fe County (Planning Division), New Mexico Office of the State Engineer (Interstate Stream Commission), and University of New Mexico (Community and Regional Planning Program).
Governor Susana Martinez Announces Opening of River Stewardship Program Request for Proposals 2014
Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announced today that the River Stewardship Program Request for Proposals (RFP) will open in early June, with submission due in mid-July. Proposals will be considered from towns, cities, counties, state agencies, soil and water conservation districts, irrigation districts, and community watershed groups, as well as Indian Nations, Pueblos, and Tribes. Additional groups that work to restore river habitats are also encouraged to apply.
Job Announcement: Council Coordinator Luckiamute Watershed Council (LWC)
The Luckiamute Watershed Council (LWC) is seeking an independent contractor to fill our Council Coordinator position. This person will manage the day-to-day affairs of the LWC to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all of our stakeholders, fulfilling the obligations of our existing grants and performing the necessary groundwork to grow and expand as a watershed council. The contract is for a two-year term. The Council Coordinator reports to the LWC Board officers, working closely with the LWC Board members, Outreach Specialist and Project Manager to continue program development, execution and budget compliance to enhance the LWC's capacity and promote their mission.
Job Announcement: EMNRD Forestry Division, Special Projects Forester
Attached is a job announcement for the EMNRD Forestry Division. This job opportunity is currently being advertised on the State Personnel Office website. Interested parties must log in to and apply through NEOGOV to be considered for employment. This position will manage and coordinate forestry-related projects and support programs within the New Mexico Forestry Division, which includes the following: federal grant writing, grant review, Stewardship program, Urban Forestry program, Tree Farm Program, Forest and Health Watershed program along with providing technical forestry assistance for private landowners and other collaborative partners.
Managing Forest Health for Water Resources
This Western Governors' Drought Forum webinar explored the latest science on forest management practices that may increase water availability and add security to water portfolios. The moderator was Ken Pimlott, California State Forester and Director of CAL FIRE. Panelists included: Alan Hook, Project Manager, Santa Fe Municipal Watershed Management Plan and Water Resources Coordinator, City of Santa Fe; Marcos Robles, Conservation Science Specialist, The Nature Conservancy; Don Boucher, Project Manager, Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project, United States Forest Service.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program available for local sponsors to use to aid in recovery work. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to install measures that reduce post-flood and fire damage. The measures are intended to reduce threats to life or property, retard runoff, restore capacity of waterways, prevent flooding and/or soil erosion and reduce damage from sediment and debris. The removal of debris deposited by the disaster that is a health or safety hazard can be a part of such measures as well.
Multi-State Salinity Coaltion 2013 Summit Agenda
The goal of the MSSC is to effectively foster communication and dialogue on related desalination and salinity management-related policy matters through quarterly meetings, correspondence, and the development, sponsorship and presentation of an annual national desalination and salinity management summit for local, regional, and national leaders. The Opening Keynote Presentation on Thursday, February 14, 2013 will be given by Mr. Michael Gabaldon, Director, Technical Resources, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. The Luncheon Keynote Speaker is Jorge Arroyo, Director, Innovative Water Technologies, Texas Water Development Board and Opening Keynote Presentation on Friday, February 15, 2013 will be given by Mr. Richard Nagel, General Manager, West Basin Municipal Water District.
Natural Resources Conservation Service-Watershed Protection Program
Natural Resources Conservation Service-Watershed Protection Program
New Mexico
Fire season in New Mexico has many chilling meanings. There are the immediate impacts - loss of homes, devastation of wildlife habitat, loss of vegetation, and alteration of most features we think of when we visualize our mountain lands. At the Natural Resources Conservation Service, fire season has another meaning for it can mean a time to mobilize resources to protect the land and people from the aftermath of fires through Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP).
New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service-This publications link provides information on a wide variety of agricultural, forest, and watershed issues
New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service-This publications link provides information on a wide variety of agricultural, forest, and watershed issues
New Mexico Environment Department-Watershed Protection Program
New Mexico Environment Department-Watershed Protection Program
New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute
NMFWRI 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.
New Mexico Opportunity Mapping Project
Handout about an accessible tool under development for planning, mapping and tracking forest and watershed restoration projects in New Mexico
New Mexico State Forestry Draft Priority Landscapes: Overview of Data and Methods Uitlized
Analysis using existing datasets from the Statewide Natural Resources Assessment & Strategy and Response Plans. Developed in 2015 with input from the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Management Coordinating Group.
New Mexico State Forestry Priority Landscapes 2016
Map depicting priority landscapes for restoration. Developed in 2016 by the NM Forestry Division in concert with the state Forest and Watershed Management Coordinating Group.
New Mexico Watershed and Dam Owners Coalition Spring Workshop
The Spring Workshop and General Membership Meeting for the New Mexico Watershed and Dam Owners Coalition (NMWDOC) will be held on Monday, April 25th and Tuesday, April 26th in Albuquerque at the Marriot Pyramid
New Mexico's Forest and Watershed Health Plan
Forest and Watershed Health Plan for the State of New Mexico. Adopted March 2005.
New Post-Wildfire Guide for Communities Now Available
As wildfires continue to impact the western United States, a new guide has been developed to help those impacted by wildfire in New Mexico start on the path to recovery. New Mexico State Forestry, along with many interagency partners, has created this guide and a companion website called “After Wildfire: A Guide for New Mexico Communities,” according to New Mexico Forest and Watershed Health Office Coordinator Susan Rich, who led the project.
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