District II – Cimarron
The Cimarron District is the Division’s northeastern New Mexico District and covers about 5.6 million acres with 60% (3.36 million acres) of state and private commercial forest land. The Cimarron District Office is located on Highway 64, just east of Ute Park.
Cimarron District is committed to the protection of life and property in the wildland urban interface. In addition to suppression activities, our primary focus is to maintain healthy, resilient forests that are not at risk of extreme fire behavior through the forest treatments and fire activity. We support the ten strategies found in the 2020 New Mexico Forest Action Plan. Cimarron District staff collaborate with other agencies, counties, municipalities, non-governmental organizations, landowners, and individuals to implement approximately eighty programs that support healthy landscapes in New Mexico.
MARY STUEVER served as the Chama District Forester for over 12 years before taking over as the District Forester for Cimarron. She has a B.S. in Forest Management from Oklahoma State University and an M.S. in Biology (Fire Ecology) from the University of New Mexico. She has worked in forestry for diverse employers and as a private consultant for over 40 years. As District Forester, Mary provides oversight for all district programs, serves as line officer, and ensures district operations meet division objectives. In this capacity, Mary fosters relationships with partner agencies and supports the timber and biomass industry in the district. Mary’s key focus is on fostering healthy and resilient forests as well as communities that support–and are supported by–sustainable forest activities.
ALAINA OSIMOWICZ is the Project Forester for the Cimarron District. Alaina comes to us most recently from the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps but worked with the USDA Forest Service in California before that. The Project Forester assists landowners with forest management plans, provides on-site technical forestry advice, and inspects timber harvesting operations to ensure compliance with the Forestry Division’s harvesting regulations.
MORRIS HARRELL is a Project Forester for the Cimarron District since joining the team in January of 2023. Morris has worked as a climbing arborist, park ranger, environmental educator, land manager, event manager, forester, and prescribed fire crew member since graduating from Baylor University in 2012. His experience has seen him ranging far and wide from the Mississippi delta to the Canadian border and points in-between. Before returning to Northeastern New Mexico he worked with a major landowner in Missouri on ecological restoration projects along the Ozark Trail. He will serve to provide technical assistance, environmental education programs, and assistance with grants to the communities in the district.
SUSAN HOBROCK is the Cimarron District Business Operations Specialist. Susan joined the Forestry Division in March of 2022. She is originally from Topeka, Kansas, and lived in Colorado for a short time before landing in Cimarron. Her background is in banking and insurance.