Forest and Watershed Restoration Act (FAWRA)

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The Forest and Watershed Restoration Act (FAWRA) was created by House Bill 266 and signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on March 15, 2019. FAWRA allocates funding annually to the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division (New Mexico State Forestry - NMSF) for the purpose of restoring forests and watersheds in the state of New Mexico and establishes a Forest and Watershed Advisory Board to evaluate and recommend projects. When projects have been selected and approved, New Mexico State Forestry will administer, implement, and report on the projects.

The Forest and Watershed Advisory Board is administratively attached to the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) and currently made up of representatives from seven state agencies, including NMSF, plus three public members appointed by the Governor. Representatives from cooperating agencies, including the United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs are invited to participate as non-voting members. The public is also invited to attend annual meetings of the FAWRA Board, which will be posted to the Meetings and Public Input Page on this website.

More detailed information on FAWRA can be found at the following links.

 

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