Cibola National Forest CFLRP

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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.

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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 Stewards Guild, the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute, and the Wood Industries Network. The Forest Stewards 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.

Project Documents  |  Meetings Forest Notes  |  Leveraging and Match   

Maps, Data, and Collaboration  |  Research  |  Press             

​Project Documents


  • The agenda and notes from the June 30th all lands implementation stratefy meeting can be accessed throuth the following links: agenda, notes.
  • The notes from the May 3rd and 4th tribal partnership meetings can be accessed through the following link: notes.
  • The agenda and notes from the March 22nd Water Quality Subgroup meeting can be accessed through the following links: agenda, notes.
  • Notes from the November 19th All Hands Meeting can be accessed here. Presentations from the meeting can be accessed here.
  • Notes from the November 12th Collaborative meeting can be accessed here.
  • November 12, 2015, Zuni Mountain Collaborative Meeting, ABQ Fire Dept. Training Academy. Access the agenda here. Access the meeting notes here.
    • Directions to Albuquerque Fire Department Training Academy found here.
  • November 19, 2015, All Hands Meeting, Cibola NF Supervisors Office. Access the agenda here.
    • Directions to the Cibola National Forest Supervisors Office found here.
  • April 14, 2015, All Hands Meeting, Cibola NF Supervisor's Office. Access the agenda here.
  • Novermber 18th, 2014 Zuni Mountains CFLRP Field and Stakeholder Meetings. Access the agenda here.
  • July 24th and 25th, 2012 meeting presentations. 

Forest Notes

Leveraging and Match

Forest Stewards 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. Read the joint press release here. 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 ( here .

Maps, Data, and Collaboration


  • 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.
  • PhD student Kim Coleman from Virginia Tech University is reseaching large-scale collaborative natural resource management in the United States. The goal of Kim's research is to learn about the particular challenges associated with conducting large-scale restoration and navigating procedural requirements. More information can be found here.

Do you have a suggestion, comment, or interest in collaborating? Contact the proposal coordinator at Join our mailing list Cibola CFLRP Monitoring Coordinator: Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Stewards Guild,



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