Welcome to New Mexico State Forestry's GIS Page!

This page provides information about New Mexico State Forestry's GIS activities, maps, and spatial data. Our maps are interactive web applications displaying information about the forest treatments we conduct and the wildfires occcuring on state and private lands that we respond to. These mapping applications are compatible on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer (v11), and Safari as well as mobile devices; however, a high-speed internet connection is recommended. A dial-up connection may cause frustration in the speed of map delivery.

Forest Treatments Map

Forest Treatments Map

This web mapping application displays forest treatments conducted by New Mexico State Forestry and its partners including New Mexico Game & Fish. Forest treatments are conducted to improve forest health and wildlife habitat and to reduce catastrophic fire risk in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) by increasing the defensible space around homes. Forest treatments are presented by state fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) and span from 2009 - 2018. Relevant forest management data included in the application are New Mexico State Forestry (NMSF) offices, NMSF district boundaries, communities at risk, and a layer that displays areas defined as WUI. Additional reference data includes land ownership status, hydrological unit boundaries (HUC 8 subbasins, HUC 10 watersheds, HUC 12 subwatersheds), and public land survey system township/range and section boundaries. Map User Guide

Important Plant Areas (IPAs) are specific places across New Mexico that support either a high diversity of sensitive plant species or are the last remaining locations of New Mexico’s most endangered plants. New Mexico has identified 133 IPAs with IPA-Biodiversity Ranks that can be used to identify high priority areas for management actions.  More information on IPAs can be found in the New Mexico Rare Plant Conservation Strategy.  GIS shapefiles and associated species lists will be made available to land managers and conservation partners on request to the Forestry Division (daniela.roth@state.nm.us). Using IPAs as the template, the long-range goal is to identify and develop Conservation Opportunity Areas that integrate biodiversity value with management and conservation options.

This web mapping application displays wildfire history in the state of New Mexico and relevant fire management data. Wildfire history data includes all statistical fires (wildfires on state and private land) reported by New Mexico State Forestry (as points), as well as large incidents (as polygons) that get reported annually by the U.S. Forest Service. NOTE: This web application doesn't include fires recorded on federal lands that don't reach large incident status. Statistical fires are reported by state fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) and the data spans 22 years (1997-2018) while large incident data is reported by calendar year and spans 17 years (2000-2016). Relevant fire management data includes NMSF offices, NMSF district boundaries, mileposts, fire stations, municipality boundaries, communities at risk, federal dispatch zones, initial attack zones, wildland-urban interface, and a layer that displays the community wildfire protection plan coverage. Additional reference data includes land ownership status, hydrological unit boundaries (HUC 8 subbasins, HUC 10 watersheds, HUC 12 subwatersheds), and public land survey system township/range and section boundaries. Map User Guide

General Legal Disclaimer:

The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division shall not be liable for any damages that may be incurred in connection with any use of such data or information, which is provided for informational purposes only. Data is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and any liability for defects or errors that may be contained in such data or information is hereby specifically disclaimed.

Last Update: October 2017
Web Map Contact: Andrew Frederick

 

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