The Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (SWJMCFLRP) will present a monitoring project update Friday, April 12 at Santa Fe Community College. A complete day of presentations is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall auditorium, Room 216.
In 2009 Congress established the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program to fund and encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes. In 2010 The Southwest Jemez Mountains Project was among the first selected to participate in the program.
Collaboration was a key component in developing the monitoring plan and continues to be essential in implementing the various monitoring activities. The monitoring provides data which is used to determine whether the project is meeting its goals or to adjust treatments to achieve the best results. The objectives are to reduce risk of wildfire, enrich wildlife habitat and strengthen watershed condition.
Participating members of the SWJMCFLRP will present results of monitoring that took place in 2012. Presentations will also illustrate how critical ecosystems are monitored and will include discussions about anthropological, social and economic factors.