Urban and Community Forestry
Serving the Communities of New Mexico
The Urban and Community Forestry Program helps communities to develop and sustain healthy urban forests. We do this through a variety of services:
For more information, contact Jennifer Dann, Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager at 505 629 6643.
What is a Community Forest?
Community forests include all trees, vegetation and associated natural resources within and around an inhabited area. Community trees include park trees, trees along streets and neighborhoods, and any trees within the wildland-urban interface between communities and adjacent forestlands. Urban forests deliver tremendous value to communities and the people that live there.
Benefits from the Community Forest
Trees are vital to community, human and environmental health by providing:
“Plan Smart, Rethinking Green”
A Tool Kit for New Mexico’s Communities: Maximizing the Benefits from Trees
SmartCard – START HERE! Use this evaluation tool to assess your community’s green planning decisions and identify how you can make your community better. Submit your completed form and we will help you develop a plan and locate tools, resources, and funding opportunities.
The Tool Kit – Use this tool kit to learn about the benefits that trees can bring to your community. This resource provides you with information that you need to know, examples of New Mexico Communities getting it done, what you can do, and where you can get help.
Fact Sheets – Easy-to-use resource information for increasing community awareness.
|Urban and Community Forestry Strategic Plan|
|New Mexico Urban Forest Council Workshop: Community Forest Inventories|
|Urban Forest Council December 7, 2016 Meeting|
|Tree New Mexico|
|New Mexico Municipal League|
|Think Trees New Mexico|
|ISA-Rocky Mountain Chapter|
|NMSU Cooperative Extension Service|
|New Mexico Landscape Architects|
|New Mexico Xeriscape Council|