The Rio Grande Water Fund provides funding for projects that accelerate landscape-scale restoration, primarily in ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests. Funding is periodically available for thinning, controlled burns, stream restoration, post-fire watershed restoration, restoration planning, education and outreach, and monitoring.

Projects are solicited through a Request for Statements of Interest (RSI) process and reviewed by a Technical Review Panel established by the RGWF Executive Committee. Final Funding decisions are made by the Executive Committee. Through the RSI process, eight projects have been added to the Candidate List and six have received funding.

The Technical Panel may recommend that submitted projects not deemed eligible for immediate funding be added to the Candidate List, based on merit and the ability of the applicant to make required revisions and the approval of the Executive Committee.

Candidate Projects

Updated December 17, 2015

Organization Project Narrative Budget
Carson National Forest Tusas – San Antonio Tusas-San Antonio Narrative Tusas-San Antonio Budget
Cibola National Forest Isleta Isleta Narrative Isleta Budget
Santa Fe National Forest Pino Pino Narrative Pino Budget
Santa Fe National Forest Redondo-San Antonio Mesa Redondo-San Antonio Narrative Redondo-San Antonio Budget
City of Santa Fe Pecos Wilderness Rx Burn Monitoring Pecos Wilderness Monitoring Narrative Pecos Wilderness Monitoring Budget
Taos Valley Watershed Coalition El Salto & Pueblo Ridge El Salto & Pueblo Ridge Narrative El Salto & Pueblo Ridge Budget
Santa Fe NF & Cuba SWCD American Park American Park Narrative American Park Budget
Santa Fe NF Rio Chama/Golindrino Rio Chama/Golindrino Narrative Rio Chama/Golindrino Budget