9:30 AM09:30

Zuni Mountains CFLRP Scenario Planning

You are invited to attend a Scenario Planning meeting for the Zuni Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) of the Mt. Taylor Ranger District in the Cibola National Forest.   The purpose of this meeting is to engage interested community members and collaborative partners with considering strategies to continue ongoing restoration treatments, monitoring, and maintenance of restoration work beyond 2019...and to develop options for future restoration projects given uncertain future funding scenarios.  

The meeting will be held at the El Malpais National Monument Visitor Center. 1900 E. Santa Fe Ave. Grants, NM from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m on Thursday September 20th 2018. Please use the form below to RSVP by September 10, 2018.


  1. Introductions
  2. Update on CFLRP nationally
  3. Scenario Planning Work Session
  4. Wrap-up/Concluding Commentary

Please attend and join the conversation!

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to Jul 18

Zuni Mountains Collaborative: July 17-18 All-Hands Meeting

  • El Malpais National Monument Visitor's Center (map)
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Zuni Mountains Collaborative All Hands meeting July 17th and 18th

July 17th | 10:00-4:00 Day one of the meeting will discuss ongoing monitoring efforts, the status of Puerco Environmental Analysis, treatment updates, and recent wildfires in the Zuni Mountains. We will also be discussing recent legislative efforts to continue the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program beyond 2019. The meeting will be held at the El Malpais National Monument Visitor's Center. The meeting will run from 10:00 - 4:00.  Lunch will be provided. 

July 18th | 9:00-1:00 will be a field visit to treatment sites and wildfire burn areas. Transportation will be provided. The field trip will depart from the Mt. Taylor Fire offices at Smokey's Circle in Grants at 9:00 and will plan to return there by 1:00. Please bring water and a lunch.

Please RSVP for the meeting using the form below. If you have questions about the meetings please email Matt Piccarello at

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5:30 PM17:30

Community Meeting Tuesday, April 17th

  • 515 West High Street Grants, NM, 87020 United States (map)
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There will be a community meeting about the Bluewater and Diener Canyon fires on Tuesday, April 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the old county complex at 515 West High Street in Grants, NM.  Incident management team personnel and fire cooperators will provide an update on these two fires.

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7:00 PM19:00

Landscape scale forest restoration in the Zuni Mountains: Restoring what, to what?

For more than a decade, The Forest Stewards Guild has been working with a diverse group of partners to restore resilience to forests in the Zuni Mountains of western New Mexico. What does a resilient forest look like and why might it have needed restoring to begin with? These are some of the questions that Matt Piccarello, Southwest Assistant Director for the Forest Stewards Guild, will answer in a presentation that will explore the history of land use in the Zuni Mountains and recent efforts to restore resilience to forests and the communities that depend upon them.

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9:00 AM09:00

6/6 Field Tour: Puerco Collaborative Landscape Restoration Project

Save the Date!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Field Tour: Puerco Collaborative Landscape Restoration Project

0900-1530. Meet at the Flying J, Exit 39 off of Interstate 40, approximately 42 miles west of Grants, NM and assemble into passenger vans before setting out.

We will be visiting numerous sites to view existing conditions and discuss needs for change and proposed treatments.

Please bring a bagged lunch. Light refreshments provided. Bring appropriate clothing, including a rain jacket, boots, water, food, and sunscreen.

Please RSVP to Shawn Martin, by June 2nd if you would like to attend.

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10:00 AM10:00

Collaborative Team Meeting in Gallup - 4/4/17

Zuni Mountains Collaborative meeting rescheduled for Tuesday April 4th in Gallup

February 28th, 2017 - Octavia Fellin Public Library meeting room, 115 W. Hill Ave. Gallup,  NM 87301

The April collaborative team meeting will cover important topics including NEPA analysis for the Rio Puerco portion of the CFLR, the future of collaboration in the Zuni Mountains, and updates on monitoring, outreach, and the status of restoration treatment implementation.

Please RSVP to by Friday, March 31st if you plan to attend so that we can provide lunch for all participants. Please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions. 

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to May 4

Tribal partnership meetings

The landscape restoration strategy embodied in the Zuni Mountains CFLRP is essential to accelerating the Cibola’s restoration efforts while stabilizing local wood manufacturing industries and creating jobs. Planning at the multiple watershed level, the Zuni Mountains landscape strategy approaches forest restoration and economic development at a scale that achieves meaningful ecological, social, and economic results across jurisdictional boundaries. The project plan identifies a land base anchored by prioritized national forest system land in need of restoration and adjacent high priority tribal, state, and private land holdings.

Tribal participation is essential to ensure program success. The Tribal Partnership meetings are a critical tool to encourage tribal participation. In an effort to establish meaningful, on-going relationships and the development of future collaboratives, the Forest Stewards Guild hosted a series of meetings in early May of 2016 with representatives from the Cibola National Forest and five tribes directly impacted by the program (Baahaali Navajo Chapter, Ramah Navajo Chapter, Pueblo of Zuni, Pueblo of Laguna, and Pueblo of Acoma). Below are the notes from those meetings. 

The notes from the May 3rd and 4th tribal partnership meetings can be accessed here.



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