Programs & Services

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP)

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP)

Communities can take proactive steps to protect themselves from dangerous and damaging wildfire. The Forestry Division works with New Mexico Counties and federal land management agencies to assist counties and communities to plan ahead for wildfire. See below for available resources and contact your local Forestry Division office for additional information.

Communities at Risk (CAR) Plan

*Click the images to download a PDF.

Communities at Risk (CAR) Plot Map

CWPP Coverage Map

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) are authorized and defined in Title I of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA). Federal and state funding for hazardous fuel reduction projects is dependent on whether a county or community has a signed and approved CWPP.

CWPP’s have three main components: (1) Collaboration with all stakeholders throughout the CWPP process, (2) Identification and prioritization of hazardous fuel reduction areas, and (3) addressing the treatment of structural ignitability within the CWPP area. CWPP’s are reviewed by the New Mexico Fire Planning Task Force by the 1st of December each year and if approved placed on this website.

CWPP Handbook

CWPP Guidelines

CWPP Leaders Guide

County and Community CWPP’s

County County CWPP Community CWPP
Bernalillo N/A

East Mountains

Middle Rio Grande*

Catron

Catron County

Apache Creek

Datil

Davenport

Horse Mountain

Jewett Gap

Luna

Mogollon

Pie Town

Reserve

Wild Horse

Willow Creek

Chaves

Chaves County

Cibola

Cibola County

Colfax

Colfax County

Angel Fire

Cimarron Watershed

Elk Ridge

Enchanted Circle*** 

Hidden Lake

Taos Pines

Ute Park

Vermejo Park+

Curry

Curry County

De Baca

De Baca

Dona Ana

Dona Ana

Eddy

Eddy County

Grant

Grant County

Guadalupe

Guadalupe County

Harding

Harding County

Hidalgo

Hidalgo County

Lea

Lea County

Lincoln 

Lincoln County

Claunch-Pinto

 

Los Alamos

Los Alamos County

Luna

Luna County

McKinley

McKinley County

Candy Kitchen

Mora

Mora County

Otero

Otero County

Quay

Quay County

Rio Arriba

Rio Arriba County

Upper Rio Chama

Roosevelt

Roosevelt County

San Juan N/A

San Juan Basin

San Miguel

San Miguel County

Sandoval

Sandoval County

Middle Rio Grande*

Santa Fe

Santa Fe County

City of Santa Fe+

Glorieta Estates+

Sierra

Sierra County

Socorro

Socorro County

Claunch-Pinto

Middle Rio Grande*

Taos

Taos County

Enchanted Circle***

Village of Questa

Taos Pueblo

Penasco 

Torrance

Torrance County

Union

Union County

Valencia

Valencia County

Middle Rio Grande*

*encompasses areas in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Socorro and Valencia Counties

**encompasses areas in Cibola and McKinley Counties

***encompasses areas in Colfax and Taos Counties

#encompasses areas in Lincoln, Socorro, and Torrance Counties

+CWPP in progress

For more information on developing a CWPP for your community, contact your local Forestry Division District office listed below.

$

District 1 - CHAMA

HC 75, Box 100
Chama, NM 87520

575-588-7831

$

District 3 - SOCORRO

HC 32, Box 2 1701 Enterprise
Socorro, NM 87801

575-835-9359

$

District 5 - CAPITAN

P.O. Box 277
Capitan, NM 88316

575-354-2231

$

District 2 - CIMARRON

P.O. Box 5
Ute Park, NM 87749

575-376-2204

$

District 4 - LAS VEGAS

HC 33, Box 109 #4
Las Vegas, NM 87701

505-425-7472

$

District 6 - BERNALILLO

5105 Santa Fe Hills Blvd NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

 505-867-2334

Forestry District Map