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Collaboration, Business Development, and Landscape Restoration Receive $7.6 million in funding!

 

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Access Maps and Data about the Landscape here
Map 1 - General Location
Map 2 - Land Ownership
Map 3 - Fire
Map 4 - Vegetation
Map 5 - Proposal Map, Color

Access the Draft Monitoring Plan

Access the 2013 Monitoring Gap Assessment

Access the draft collaborative governance charter

Access the FY12 Project Report

Access the FY13 Project Report

Spreadsheet 1 - Economic Job  Potential from Restoration

Spreadsheet 2 - Expected Wildfire Suppression Cost Savings; R-CAT Model

Spreadsheet 3 - Proposed Treatment Chart

 

 

The Cibola National Forest is collaborating with a broad array of partners on a Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program project for the Zuni Mountains on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District.  

In early 2012, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program of the USDA Forest Service has selected Zuni Mountain Landscape Restoration project to receive $7.6 million in funding over 10 years.

Since 2003 the Cibola National Forest has been committed to landscape scale restoration of ponderosa pine dominated forests in the Zuni Mountains. The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) project builds and expands upon the Bluewater Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as well as the many successes of the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) grants and the Stewardship Contract on the District.

The Cibola National Forest has partnered with diverse stakeholders including the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Forest Guild, the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute, and the Wood Industries Network. 

The Forest Guild coordinated the proposal effort with the Cibola National Forest and the other collaborators. 

What is the CFLRP? The CFLRP is a nationwide program to realize collaboration in science-based forest restoration at the landscape scale.

Leveraging and Match
Forest Guild and the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest were recently awarded a Next Generation of Conservationists grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as part of the America's Great Outdoors initiative.

Documentation of leveraged funds and investments is critical to the success of the project. An online Google powered tool has been developed for project partners to document their leverage and match. Definitions and instructions are provided on that site which can be accessed (http://goo.gl/AEBYa) here

Research
Researchers from Colorado State University and the Rocky Mountain Research Station of the USDA Forest Service are investigating how wildfire models can better estimate fire behavior in restored forests. Graduate student Justin Ziegler is the project contact and more information can be accessed here

Researchers from the University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research have initiated a logging utilization study to quantify removal and residue amounts from forest restoration. More information can be accessed here

Do you have a suggestion, comment, or interest in collaborating? Contact the proposal coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Cibola CFLRP Monitoring Coordinator: Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Guild, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Meetings

January 29, 2014 All Hands Planning Meeting 9 - 4 at the Cibola National Forest Supervisor Office, 2113 Osuna Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87113.
Join the project team at an all-hands planning meeting and learn about pinon-juniper management plans.
Access the agenda here.   
Access the meeting notes here.  

April 17, 2013 Multiparty Monitoring Meeting, 10 - 3 at the Cibola National Forest Supervisor Office, 2113 Osuna Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87113.
Join the project team at an all-hands monitoring meeting.
Access more information here. 
Access the meeting notes here.

June 25, 2012 Public Informational Meeting, Gallup NM.
Join the project team at Gurley Hall on the UNM-Gallup campus at 6:00 p.m. in Gallup.
Access more information here. 

June 24, 2012 Public Informational Meeting, Grants NM.
Join the project team at the Future Foundations Family Center for a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. in Grants.
Access more information here. 

June 24, 2012 Public Field Tour of the Zuni Mountain Landscape CFLR, Grants NM.  
Join the project team at the Mt. Taylor Ranger District Office at 10:00 a.m. for a field tour of forest restoration in the Zuni Mountians. Bring a sack lunch.
Access more information here.

June 23, 2012 Multiparty Team Meeting, Albuquerque NM. 
Join the multiparty team meeting at the Cibola National Forest Supervisor's Office to learn about the project and be part of the multiparty monitoring team from 1:00 - 4:00.
Access more information here.
Access the meeting notes here. 

May 8, 2012 Wood Industries Network Meeting in Grants NM.
Lava Soil and Water Conservation District hosted this meeting at the USDA Service Center Office.

May 9, 2011 Wood Industries Network Meeting in Milan NM.
Mt. Taylor Pellet Fuels hosted this well attended meeting at their Milan facility. The meeting developed a strategy to identify barriers to forest-based businesses stabilization and growth in light of building partnerships with USDA Rural Development. Elizabeth Kistin, Development Coordinator for USDA Rural Development-NM presented detailed information about some of their programs.

 


 

Past Events

Thanks to everyone who made the January 10 meeting a success!

The Cibola CFLRP Proposal Core Team is planning a 1 day workshop on January 10 from 10 - 4 in Albuquerque to garner techincal and non-technical input for the proposal, coordinate project roles, and develop a multiparty monitoring strategy. 

The sign-in sheets from January 10, 2011 can be accessed here. 

Please check back to this webpage for updates about this meeting! 

  • Wood Industries Network Meeting, September 21, 2010
    The Grants, NM area Wood Industries Network (WIN) met to discuss the potential for a CFLRP proposal in the Zuni Mountains.

    A copy of the meeting notes can be found here.

  • Cibola CFLRP Core Team Meeting, December 14, 2010
    The Core Team met at the Mt. Taylor Ranger District and discussed strategies for the proposal and plan for the collaborative meeting in January 10, 2011. Check back for updates!

 

 
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