Tree Farm - Demonstration Forests


What is a demonstration forest, you ask?  Demonstration forests are a program of the American Tree Farm System designed to demonstrate good forest harvest techniques and to teach about forest ecology.  A demonstration forest is a small-scale version of a working forest that demonstrates techniques of forest management.  Forest management is usually practiced over an area of hundreds, or even thousands of acres, which makes understanding of its various aspects difficult for the occasional visitor. 

The Forestry Division and the NM Tree Farmers have collaborated to create six demonstration forests.

Demonstration forests are open to classroom visits, scout troops, and you.  Please contact the Forestry District listed with each demonstration forest to inquire about a visit.

  • Philmont Scout Ranch Demonstration Forest
  • Rivera Demonstration Forest
  • Rancho Gascon Demonstration & Education Forest
  • Starfire Day Camp Demonstration Forest
  • Rio Grande Bosque Demonstration Forest
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