New Mexico Forest Health Initiative

The New Mexico Forest Health Initiative assists private landowners, state managed lands, municipalities, and Tribes with improving forest health by increasing resilience to forest pests such as bark beetles, pathogens, and drought.

New Mexico Forest Health Initiative

The New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department Forestry Division manages and directs the Forest Health Initiative via funding from the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry. Forest Stewards Guild's Southwestern Region processes landowner reimbursements. The Forest Stewards Guild is proud to partner with the New Mexico Forestry Division on this important program to improve the health of New Mexico's forests. Forest Stewards Guild strives to process reimbursements in an efficient and timely manner. 

ATTENTION:

Tax Tips for Forest Landowners in the 2016 Tax Year, USDA guidance.

Learn more about the program by accessing State Forestry's program overview.

Learn about the suite of programs offered by State Forestry for private landowners.

View a presentation on the 2016 Forest Health Conditions in New Mexico from State Forestry and read the 2016 Forest Health Conditions Report.

Interested in how insects and disease are affecting our forests over time? Check out the 2015 New Mexico Forest Heath Conditions Report or the 2014 Conditions Report.

Forest Health Initiative Criteria:

  1. Parcel is at high risk of forest pests or pathogens, particularly bark beetles. 
  2. Parcel is in need of a Forest Stewardship Management Plan.
  3. Parcel is part of a larger watershed or landscape scale effort.

For more information about New Mexico's Forest Health Initiative please contact: 

Tom Zegler Forest Health Specialist
NM State Forestry Division
1220 S. St. Francis Dr.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-3351
tomj.zegler@state.nm.us

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