The New Mexico FLN currently has two major areas of focus—it is a key partner in the Rio Grande Water Fund and also hosts the Burned Area Learning Network (BALN). The Rio Grande Water Fund is engaging more than 80 private and public partners to fund and implement forest and watershed treatments to improve forest health and reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Rio Grande watershed. Healthier forests across this 1.7-million-acre landscape will help secure the water supplies for Albuquerque and surrounding communities, encompassing about half the state’s population. To mitigate the effects of severe fires that do occur, the Burned Area Learning Network is working to develop a robust landscape-scale approach to integrating post-fire response into pre-fire planning.


Learn more:

Video: Rio Grande Water Fund: Safeguarding Recreation Now and into the Future

Notes from the Field: BALN Santa Clara Field Tour & Eastern Jemez Landscape Futures Workshop (2018)

Notes from the Field: The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition (2018)

Notes from the Field: Federal Burned Area Response Policies (2018)

Notes from the Field: BALN Learning After Wildfire Field Tour (2017)