District VI - Bernalillo

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5105 Santa Fe Hills Blvd
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Ph: 505-867-2334
Fax: 505-867-2225




The Bernalillo District serves eight of the state's counties: Cibola, McKinley, Valencia, Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, Los Alamos and Santa Fe. Located in west-central New Mexico, the Bernalillo District totals 6.6 million acres.  This consists of 160,000 acres of commercial forest, 1.54 million acres of piñon-juniper and bosque woodland, and 4.9 million acres of non-forest watershed. The district office is located off Highway 550 on Santa Fe Hills Blvd., approximately two miles north of the intersection at State Road 528 that goes through Rio Rancho.

Each year district staff assist hundreds of landowners and fire departments by providing field visits, written management plans, and partnership of forest conservation practices. These practices include thinning and tree planting projects, workshops on forest and watershed health, and fire training. Staff also review commercial harvesting on private lands to assure compliance with state harvesting regulations. Morre than 200 wildland fires occur annually on state and private lands within the district.

Todd Haines


TODD HAINES is the Bernalillo District Forester.  Todd has a B.S. in Forestry from Northern Arizona University and has been with New Mexico State Forestry since 1998. He previously worked in timber management for the U.S. Forest Service.  Todd served as the Bernalillo District Timber Management Officer (TMO) from 1998 to 2003, as well as State Timber Management Officer from 2003 to 2005. As District Forester he oversees programs including fire, timber, stewardship, wildland urban interface, and special projects.  Todd is the primary Line Officer and agency administrator for large fire incidents on all non-municipal non-federal lands.
Todd is the Bernalillo District Regional Coordinator for Firewise Communities

Robert Brown


ROBERT BROWN is the Fire Management Officer.  He has been with the New Mexico State Forestry since 2005. Prior to working with the NMSF, Robert worked with the U.S. Forest Service in Fire Management, serving with wildland engine and hand crews.  Robert was also a long-serving volunteer with the Valencia County Fire Department, eventually becoming the Training Lieutenant.  With his combination of structure fire and wildland backgrounds, Robert is well-suited for his current role on the district. One of Robert's top priorities for the fire program is to work with local fire departments to increase their capabilities to respond to wildland fires efficiently and safely. 

Lawrence Crane


LAWRENCE CRANE is the Special Projects and Fuels Forester.  Lawrence has a B.S. in Forestry from Northern Arizona University and has worked with many of the NMSF's districts on a variety of unique timber harvesting projects. In the summer of 2007 he became the Bernalillo District’s Special Projects Forester. Lawrence works with cooperators to advance projects in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).  He also conducts environmental outreach efforts and leads mapping projects.



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