New Mexico State Forestry Division

  • Agency: New Mexico State Forestry Division
  • Address: 5105 Santa Fe Hills Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, 87144 NM
  • Chief:
Phone: 505-867-2334

New Mexico State Forestry Division is located at 5105 Santa Fe Hills Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, 87144 NM. The New Mexico State Forestry Division phone number is 505-867-2334.

New Mexico State Forestry Division News

Happy Halloween from our snow covered Cimarron District! So far there's 8 to 9 inches of fresh powder on the ground and more coming down! We certainly need it after a very busy wildfire season. Bring on winter! #Halloween #NMwx #NewMexico Photos courtesy: Chris Romo, NMSF Cimarron District Fire Management Officer

The New Mexico Wood Industry Summit is coming to the Ruidoso Convention Center November 16th and 17th! The health and sustainability of our forests is everyone's business and this event brings New Mexico residents, forestry officials, and wood industry professionals together to learn how to work together for the greater good! Learn more about registration, exciting exhibits, equipment demonstrations, and informative presentations at or We'll see you there!

Our wildland firefighters are incredible people. Why do they do it? This upcoming PBS Independent Lens special goes behind the fire lines to shed light on the world of wildland firefighting Monday, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 on KNME. Check your local listings for times.

Our friends at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge are doing amazing work in Albuquerque's South Valley! Check out their Facebook page for more information.

#ForestProductsWeek All Americans benefit from forest products in some way every day.

The Carson National Forest covers 1.5 million acres in Northern New Mexico. It also reaches across four of our State Forestry Districts, Chama, Cimarron, Bernalillo and Las Vegas. The Carson is one of five National Forests in our state that we work with to help keep our forests healthy and beautiful for generations to come. To learn more about our programs go to Photos courtesy: Chris Romo, Cimarron District Fire Management Officer

It's National Fire Prevention Week and it's a perfect time to reevaluate your home and property in the case of a wildfire. We have many free resources available at that can help you determine defensible space, incorporating fire resistant landscaping, even what to do after a wildfire!

#SmokeyBear #NewMexico #Icon Congratulations!

Santa Fe, NM - Time is running out for the State Forestry Division Conservation Seedling Program fall sale! Landowners are encouraged to place their orders online now at for the best selection of native tree and shrub seedlings before the October 5 deadline. Thousands of seedlings are still available to landowners who own at least one acre of property in New Mexico and agree to use the seedlings for conservation purposes ¬¬- this may include windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife habitat, riparian restoration, reforestation, Christmas tree plantations, or other conservation needs. One-year-old seedlings are sold in minimum lots of 49 of the same species, or in multi-species bundles, for $80 each. A full list of seedlings and ordering information is available at Payment with a Discover Card, Master Card, or Visa is accepted online. Checks are also accepted with mail-in application forms, which can be downloaded from our website or picked up at the Forestry Division state office located at 1220 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe. There is a $5 handling fee per order and all sales are final. The final day to order online is October 5. Seedlings can be delivered by UPS until October 9 or may also be picked up at the State Forestry seedling warehouse. Casa de Arboles (Tree House) is located at 3250 Calle Princessa Juana, in Santa Fe. Hours of operation are Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. A map to the distribution center is available at All proceeds are reinvested back into the NM State Forestry Conservation Seedling Program.

They may look pretty, but these plants are not meant to be in New Mexico. These noxious weeds wreck havoc on our state and private lands and the State Forestry Division has a grant program that can help. To learn more about Invasive Plant Management and the grants available to NM landowners go to . Photos & plant information courtesy: Native Plant Society of NM.

The New Mexico Forestry Division is now accepting Applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance Program (VFA). This VFA grant is provided through emergency funds made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service to protect communities from catastrophic wildland fire. The deadline to apply for the grant is November 14, 2018, submitted by 5:00 PM MST. Go to for applications and more information.

This year's Conservation Seedling Sale at the New Mexico State Fair was a big success thanks to you! We distributed nearly 3,000 tree and shrub seedlings to fairgoers this year. The State Forestry Division would like to thank you for your continued support! There are still thousands of seedlings available in large bundles through the program until October 5, 2018. Just go to for more information.

There are still thousands of tree and shrub seedlings available for fall distribution through our Conservation Seedling Program! A total of 37,000 seedlings to be exact! Land owners who own at least one acre of property in New Mexico and use the plants for conservation purposes qualify for the program. The deadline to order is October 5, 2018. For a list of available species and price bundles go to our website at:

Plant some roots in your community and become a Tree Steward! Find out more about efforts in your area through the NMSF Urban And Community Forestry Program 505-345-2200 ext 104.

Western Tent Caterpillar, Santa Fe National Forest. This critter is one of many insects that can defoliate and destroy New Mexico's trees. NM State Forestry can help landowners who need to identify pests and pathogens on their property. Go to for more information on Forest Health and the state's latest Forest Health Conditions.

Happy Birthday Smokey Bear 74 looks good on you!

Birds of a feather flock to Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan! Smokey will be celebrating his 74th birthday this week and all his friends, including Pixel and Toby, are stopping by the park to wish him well.

Fire restrictions may be lifted on state lands, but some areas may still have limits to burning in place on the local level. Be sure to check with your area fire department or log onto before you burn! New Mexico State Forestry Division Lifts Fire Restrictions on State Lands SANTA FE, NM – The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division has lifted smoking, firework, campfire, and open fire restrictions for all state lands effective Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:01 p.m. “We continue to encourage New Mexican’s and visitors to our state to be vigilant and use caution with any use of fire and to follow all federal or local restrictions that may still be in place,” said New Mexico State Forester Donald Griego. Forestry will continue to monitor conditions statewide and may implement restrictions again if the fire danger worsens.

First Annual New Mexico Wood Industry Summit Coming to Ruidoso! This FREE summit, sponsored by the New Mexico Wood Industry Summit Steering Committee, is set for Friday and Saturday, November 16-17 at the Ruidoso Convention Center. The Greater Ruidoso Area WUI and Otero Working Groups will stage the event in collaboration with New Mexico State Forestry, the Lincoln National Forest, the Little Bear Forest Reform Coalition, Mescalero Forestry, the Village of Ruidoso, and local wood industry representatives. Summit sponsors include the Village of Ruidoso, Otero County Electric Cooperative, the Upper Hondo Soil and Water Conservation District, and Boss Reclamation. The event is part of a larger effort to help revitalize the New Mexico wood products industry, including contractors, agency personnel, and users of wood products, to expand local economic development, as well as to focus attention on state/national issues facing the industry. “We hosted a similar regional event a couple of years ago, and recently decided to expand state-wide, bringing together industry representatives and ideas from across New Mexico and the region”, stated organizer Rick Merrick. Merrick, the Lincoln/Otero County Rural community Forester, “also noted that this event will include a major industry key note speaker, workshops, an industry trade show and wood workers selling their products. The free event is open to the general public, to anyone with an interest in the forest products industry, and to State, Tribal and Federal agencies. On-line registration and additional event information are available at For more information, contact Rick Merrick at 575.937.1789 or via email at