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Forest and Watershed Restoration Act (FAWRA) Advisory Board

Date: Monday, June 13, 2024

Time: 1 PM

Virtual Location: Click here to join the meeting

The public is invited to join the June 13, 2024 meeting of the Forest and Watershed Restoration Act Advisory Board virtually. The FAWRA Advisory Board will use Microsoft Teams to host the meeting. With this, you may join the meeting online or by telephone starting at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2024.

The purpose of the meeting of the FAWRA Advisory Board is to adopt the minutes of the March 14, 2024 meeting, discuss progress on funded projects and adopt new program guidelines. In addition, the FAWRA Advisory Board may consider other matters that come before it.

Join on Microsoft Teams from computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 259 690 355 578

Passcode: 97vUoc

Dial-in by phone (audio only)

(888) 506-1357,,169972124# United States (Toll-free)

When prompted, dial the conference ID: 169 972 124#

FAWRA Public Meeting Notice June 13, 20224 (PDF)

June 13 2024_DRAFT_FAWRA Advisory Board_Minutes (PDF)

FAWRA Agenda June 13 2024_FINAL (PDF)

FAWRA Guidelines Final (PDF)

Natural Lands Protection Committee (NLPC) Virtual Public Meeting

Date: Monday, June 3, 2024

Time: 10 AM

Virtual Location: Join conversation (microsoft.com)

The public is invited to join the June 3, 2024, meeting of the Natural Lands Protection Committee (NLPC) virtually. The NLPC will use the video conference and teleconferencing application Teams. With this, you may join the meeting online or by telephone starting at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2024.

The purpose of this meeting is to convene the NLPC to adopt minutes of the April 3, 2024, meeting, review and recommend whether submitted applications for the Natural Heritage Conservation Act (NHCA) program should be approved and discuss the next batching period for NHCA applications. The NLPC may consider other matters that come before it.

Meeting ID: 240 075 774 906
Passcode: RTkHH8

Dial-in by phone (audio only)
+1 505-312-4308,,727619719# United States, Albuquerque
Phone conference ID: 727 619 719#

NLPC Public Meeting Notice June 3, 20224 (PDF)

NLPC Meeting Agenda June 3, 2024 (PDF)

NLPC Open Meeting Resolution 2024 (PDF)

NLPC Meeting Minutes for April 3, 2024 (PDF)

Natural Lands Protection Committee (NLPC) Virtual Public Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Time: 1 PM

Virtual Location: https://nmemnrd.webex.com/nmemnrd/j.php?MTID=m75a02ef68a4a975225df4336ccea2218

The public is invited to join the April 3, 2024, meeting of the Natural Lands Protection Committee (NLPC) virtually. The NLPC will use the video conference and teleconferencing application WebEx. With this, you may join the meeting online or by telephone starting at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

The purpose of this meeting is to convene the NLPC, to adopt an Open Meetings Act resolution, adopt minutes of the March 29, 2023 meeting, review and recommend whether submitted assessment applications for the Land Conservation Incentives Act program should be approved, and discuss the Natural Heritage Conservation Act. The NLPC may consider other matters that come before it.

The meeting number (access code) is: 2486 203 6610
The meeting password is: 33GQzckUWD5 (33479258 from video systems)

NLPC Virtual Public Meeting Notice (PDF)

NLPC Open Meeting Resolution 2024 (PDF)

NLPC Meeting Agenda April 3 2024 (PDF)

NLPC Meeting Minutes for March 29 2023 (PDF)

NLPC Meeting Minutes for April 3, 2024 (PDF)

Forest and Watershed Restoration Act (FAWRA) Advisory Board

Public Meeting

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2023

Time: 10 AM

Location: 1220 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM

The FAWRA Advisory Board will attend in-person and the public may choose between attending in-person and a virtual option using the video conference and teleconferencing application WebEx. With this, you may join the meeting online or by telephone.

Virtual LocationWebEx

The meeting number (access code) is: 2496 652 0080
The meeting password is: fXNaD3ZDD38 (39623393 from video systems)

FAWRA Advisory Board Notice of Public Meeting (PDF)

Agenda March 14 2024 FAWRA (PDF)

FAWRA Advisory Board Open Meetings Resolution (PDF)

FAWRA Advisory Board FINAL Minutes March 14 2024 (PDF)

Fire Planning Task Force Public Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Hosted by the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division

Office of the Secretary Conference Room – 3rd Floor Wendell Chino Building, 1220 South St. Francis Drive Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Fire Planning Task Force Notice of Public Meeting (PDF)

Proposed Rulemaking 3.13.20 NMAC

Land Conservation Incentives Tax Credit Amendments

Hearing Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montoya Building, 1100 South St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM

Virtual Location: Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89388156977?pwd=bUh1SjNoQUVvWHJiSHkwejhoYjJKZz09

Meeting ID (access code): 893 8815 6977

Meeting Passcode: 709295

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 3.13.20 NMAC (PDF)

3.13.20 NMAC Proposed Amendments (PDF)

Designation of Hearing Officer (PDF)

26 CFR 1.170A-17 (PDF)

Testimonies – Carmelita Austin 3.13.20 NMAC (PDF)

Testimonies – Lisa Wilkens 3.13.20 NMAC (PDF)

3.13.20 NMAC Final Amendments (PDF)

Statement of Reasons 3.13.20 NMAC (PDF)

Public Comments – 3.13.20 NMAC

Fire Planning Task Force Public Meeting

Meeting Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Hosted by the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division

Office of the Secretary Conference Room – 3rd Floor Wendell Chino Building, 1220 South St. Francis Drive Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Fire Planning Task Force Notice of Public Meeting (PDF)

Forest and Watershed Restoration Act (FAWRA) Advisory Board

Public Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Time: 10 AM 

Location: 1220 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM

The FAWRA Advisory Board will attend in-person and the public may choose between attending in-person and a virtual option using the video conference and teleconferencing application WebEx. With this, you may join the meeting online or by telephone.

Virtual LocationWebEx

The meeting number (access code) is: 2496 652 0080
The meeting password is: fXNaD3ZDD38 (39623393 from video systems)

Notice of Public Meeting (PDF)

Agenda (PDF)

FAWRA FY25 Draft guidelines (PDF)

FAWRA FY25 Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)

FINAL minutes for Sept 13 2023 FAWRA (PDF)

Forest and Watershed Restoration Act (FAWRA) Advisory Board Meeting

Hearing Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: WebEx

FAWRA Public Notice (PDF)

FAWRA Advisory Board Open Meetings Resolution (PDF)

Agenda (PDF)

FAWRA May 17 final Meeting Minutes (PDF)

30 x 30 Request For Information 3

Survey link: https://arcg.is/funTX

Comment Period: March 21-May 18

Virtual Public Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Location: WebEx

30x30 RFI Press Release (PDF)

30x30 RFI Communicado de Prensa en Español (PDF)

Forest and Watershed Restoration Act (FAWRA) Advisory Board Meeting

Hearing Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: WebEx

FAWRA Public Notice (PDF)

FAWRA Advisory Board Open Meetings Resolution (PDF)

Agenda (PDF)

FAWRA April 12 23 final Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Natural Lands Protection Committee Meeting

Hearing Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: WebEx

NLPC Public Announcement (PDF)

NLPC Open Meeting Resolution (PDF)

Agenda (PDF)

Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Proposed Rulemaking 19.20.5 NMAC
Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Program

Hearing Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: WebEx

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 19.20.5 NMAC

Proposed Rule 19.20.5 NMAC

Prescribed Burning Act (PDF)

New Mexico Prescribed Burning Act: Fact Forward (PDF)

Misrepresentation and Facts

Public Comment – Proposed Rulemaking 19.20.5 NMAC
Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Program

Proposed Rulemaking 19.20.5 NMAC
Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Program

Hearing Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: WebEx

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 19.20.5 NMAC

Proposed Rule 19.20.5 NMAC

Prescribed Burning Act (PDF)

New Mexico Prescribed Burning Act: Fact Forward (PDF)

Misrepresentation and Facts

Testimony – 19.20.5 NMAC

Laura McCarthy, NM Forestry Division Director/State Forester

Testimony and Resume

Donald Griego, NM Forestry Division Deputy Director for Fire

Testimony

Donald Griego, NM Forestry Division Deputy Director for Fire

Resume

References – 19.20.5 NMAC

CAL FIRE Prescribed Fire Working Group, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. CAL FIRE Prescribed Fire Guidebook. September 2019 Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Basic Smoke Management Plan. April 16, 2008 Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Certified Prescribed Manager Application NWCG Position Catalog NWCG Training Catalog
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Forest Health Webpage. What are Prescribed Fires and How are they Helpful? Georgia Forestry Commission. Lawful Presence Affidavit Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Division of Natural Heritage. Illinois Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Webpage NWCG National Fire Protection Association 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Prescribed Burning Board. Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager Insurance Verification Form.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Fuels Reduction Guide Georgia Forestry Commission. Prescribed Fire Program Documents Webpage Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Division of Natural Heritage. Prescribed Fire Webpage Southern Regional Technical College Registration Form Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Prescribed Burning Board. Instructions Application for Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager Form No. PBB-601
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Prescribed Fire Program Webpage Georgia Forestry Commission. Prescribed Burning Unit Plan. September 16, 2021 Illinois Prescribed Fire Burn Manager Apprentice Task Book Supplemental Agreement for Cooperative Use of Prescribed Fire to the California Master Cooperative Wildland Fire Management Agreement and Stafford Act Response Agreement Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Prescribed Burning Board. Instructions for Lead Burn Instructor Application for the Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager Program Form PBB-600.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Vegetation Management Program Webpage Georgia Forestry Commission. Georgia Prescribed Fire Manager Certification Flyer Illinois Prescribed Burning Act, 525 ILCS 37 Texas Department of Agriculture. Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Managers Webpage Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Prescribed Burning Board. Instructions for Texas Prescribed Burning Board Training Verification Form PBB-602.
California Smoke Management Guidelines for Agricultural and Prescribed Burning, Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, Subchapter 2 Georgia Forestry Commission. Prescribed Fire Certification Training Course Flyer Illinois Prescribed Burning Act Rules, 17 Ill. Adm. Code, Ch. I, Sec. 1565 Texas Department of Agriculture. Prescribed Burn Lead Instructor Webpage Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Prescribed Burning Board. Supplement for additional information for Certified Prescribed Burn Lead Instructor. Supplement PBB-600
Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Prevention and Control Webpage. What is Prescribed Fire? Georgia Forestry Commission. Prescribed Fire in Georgia A Strategic Plan 2008-2020 Introduction to Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems. United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Research & Development. Southern Research Station. August 2012. Slightly revised 2015. Reprinted 2016. Slightly revised 2018 Texas Department of Agriculture. Prescribed Burn Plans Webpage Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Prescribed Burning Board. Training Verification. PBB-602.
Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Rules and Regulations Concerning 8 CCR 1507-32 Prescribed Burning in Colorado Georgia Forestry Commission. Prescribed Burn Certification Affidavit Matonis, Megan S. Insights, and Suggestions for Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Programs. Forest Stewards Guild, February 2020 Texas Department of Agriculture. Prescribed Burn Program Webpage Texas Natural Resources Code. Title 6, Chapter 153
Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Colorado Certified Burn Program Webpage Georgia Forestry Commission. Prescribed Burning Using Fire Wisely Mattos, Brian. CAL FIRE Prescribed Fire Planning and Permitting. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Prescribed Burning Board. Application for Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager. PBB-601.
Colorado Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Policy Guide. Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Prevention and Control. January 2019 Georgia Prescribed Burning Act, O.G.C.A 12-6-145 et seq. National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1 Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Prescribed Burning Board. Application for Certified Prescribed Burn Lead Instructor. PBB-600.

Those wishing to comment on the proposed rule amendment may make oral comments, submit information at the hearing, or submit written comments by 9:00 a.m. on December 14, 2021, by mail, or email. Please mail written comments to Wendy Mason, EMNRD, Forestry Division, 1220 South Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 or submit comments by email to wendy.mason@emnrd.nm.gov.

Public Comments – 19.20.5 NMAC

Proposed Rulemaking 19.2.1 NMAC
Endangered Plant Species List and Collection Permits Amendment

Hearing Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Webex 

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 19.2.1 NMAC

Legal Notice

Amendment to 19.21.2 NMAC

Those wishing to comment on the proposed rule amendment may make oral comments, submit information at the hearing, or submit written comments by 9:00 a.m. on November 10, 2021, by mail, or email. Please mail written comments to Wendy Mason, EMNRD, Forestry Division, 1220 South Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 or submit comments by email to wendy.mason@emnrd.nm.gov.

 

Archive Public Meetings

Forest and Watershed Restoration Act (FAWRA)
Meetings

September 14, 2022

September 14 Public Notice

September 14 Agenda

May 11 Meeting Minutes

May 11, 2022

 

May 11 Public Notice

May 11 Agenda

April 13, 2022

April 13 Public Notice

April 13 Agenda

May 14, 2021

FAWRA Public Notice May 14, 2021

FAWRA Agenda May 14, 2021

FAWRA Meeting Minutes May 14, 2021

April 15, 2021

FAWRA Public Notice April 15, 2021

FAWRA Meeting Draft Agenda April 15, 2021

FAWRA Meeting Minutes April 15, 2021

Fire Planning Task Force (FPTF)

Public Notice - October 4, 2022

Agenda - October 4, 2022

FPTF Draft Meeting Minutes Oct. 4, 2022

Open Meetings Act Resolution - Pending

Fire Planning Task Force (FPTF)

November 19, 2021

FPTF Draft Meeting Minutes November 19, 2021

FPTF Meeting Minutes November 30, 2020

Agenda - Amended

Open Meetings Act Resolution

Public Notice

Fire Planning Task Force (FPTF)

November 19, 2021

FPTF Draft Meeting Minutes November 19, 2021

FPTF Meeting Minutes November 30, 2020

Agenda - Amended

Open Meetings Act Resolution

Public Notice

Natural Lands Protection Committee (NLPC)

Meetings

NLPC Public Notice

Legal Notice for October 5, 2022 meeting

NLPC Meeting Minutes

October 5, 2022

NLPC Agenda

October 5, 2022

Notice of Public Meeting

October 5, 2022

NLPC Public Notice

Legal Notice for October 7, 2021 meeting

NLPC Meeting Minutes

October 7, 2021

NLPC Public Notice

Legal Notice for February 21, 2022 meeting

NLPC Agenda

February 21, 2022 meeting

NLPC Meeting Minutes February 21, 2022

NLPC Open Meetings Act Resolution

February 21, 2022

Other

NM Forestry Division Repeals Rule 19.20.2 NMAC

Rule 19.20.2 NMAC Notice of Public Hearing

Rule 19.20.2 NMAC Tree Harvesting and Forest Regeneration