Programs & Services

Reforestation

Reforestation

Reforestation is the intentional or natural restocking of forest cover that has been depleted. This could result from wildfire, flooding, insects, disease, or clear-cutting. Reforestation restores the natural environment for wildlife, native plant species, and our vital watersheds. Planting seedlings or growing new trees from seed also helps prevent soil erosion, reduces carbon dioxide, and provides a natural water filtering system. 

The Forestry Division sells seedlings for conservation purposes, including reforestation. Go to the Conservation Seedling Program page for more information.

Additional information can be found through the following partners.

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USDA Forest Service Reforestation

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NMSU John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center in Mora, NM