Meeting the Moment: Harnessing Opportunity for our Water and Forests
With unprecedented state and federal funding to support our work, we must act on fleeting opportunities to make a lasting impact.
Held on April 27, 2023 at the CNM Montoya Campus in Albuquerque, NM, the RGWF Signatories and supporters met to address capacity gaps and bottlenecks together, to improve forest health and water security for the Rio Grande Watershed and New Mexico. Below, find resources shared at the event.
Event Agenda (PDF)
Full Presentation Deck (PDF)
Speaker Bios (PDF)
Image: Sandia / Manzano Mountains Work Group
Please look for work group summaries later in May, 2023.
NM Leap Ahead Analysis: Climate Change in New Mexico Over the Next 50 Years: Impacts on Water Resources – link to summary, report and webinars | Plan was developed by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources, compiles, assesses, and integrates existing peer-reviewed published research, technical reports, and datasets relevant to the broad topic of changes to New Mexico’s climate over the next 50 years and resultant impacts on water resources. It represents the scientific foundation upon which the New Mexico 50-Year Water Plan has been developed. This section of the NM50YWP is an overview of the likely changes water resources New Mexico will experience between 2020 and 2070.
NM Forest Action Plan – The EMNRD Forestry Division worked with many partners to create this plan, which provides an assessment of the current conditions of our natural resources and sets forth strategies that address key issues in forest and watershed management in a changing climate.
NM Shared Stewardship portal – A tool to coordinate forest and watershed management on all lands in New Mexico
USDA IRA/IJA funding handout – This document provides an overview of the content and opportunities within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act as it relates to the USDA Forest Service. It does not include information on programs and activities funded through other appropriations.