Partnerships formed through the 2-3-2 have resulted in new business, hundreds of treated acres, numerous outreach and educational opportunities, and at least ten training events. Together, we have secured over $1.4 million to bridge geographic boundaries and improve the health of our forests, our watersheds, and our communities.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Colorado State Forestry Service
New Mexico State Forestry Division
Bureau of Land Management
–Colorado State Office
–New Mexico State Office
US Forest Service
–Carson National Forest –Santa Fe National Forest
–Rio Grande National Forest
–San Juan National Forest
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control
Soil & Water Conservation Districts
Natural Resources Conservation Service
San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership
San Juan-Chama Watershed Partnership
Forest Stewards Guild Southwest
Chama Peak Land Alliance
Wildfire Adapted Partnership
Colorado Forest Restoration Institute
Mountain Studies Institute
The Nature Conservancy, NW & CO
New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute
Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team
Rio Grande Water Fund
The San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership was established in 2009. Our mission is to provide a forum to share stakeholder perspectives in order to develop science-based collaborative priorities for management and monitoring of forests in the Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest in Southwestern Colorado.
Wildfire Adapted Partnership (WAP) began in 2003 as FireWise of Southwest Colorado after the Missionary Ridge Fire north of Durango, CO. While the name changed, we are the same organization, and our mission, program, and partnerships remain the same. WAP works with neighbors and agency partners to create wildfire adapted communities. We assist local residents in creating defensible spaces, planning wildfire evacuations, and preparing for wildfire on the neighborhood-level through education and grant opportunities offered through Wildfire Adapted programs.
The Chama Peak Land Alliance is a diverse group of conservation-minded landowners committed to embracing and practicing responsible land, water and wildlife stewardship in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico for the benefit of our tri-cultural heritage and for generations to come.
The mission of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is to achieve stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations. CSFS are a service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.
The mission of Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) is to empower communities, managers, and scientists to innovate solutions through mountain research, education, and practice. MSI’s vision is to build collaborations that enable resilient mountain communities to articulate issues, develop initiatives, and ignite collaborations that sustain the social, cultural, natural, and economic resources of the San Juan Mountains and mountain systems worldwide.
The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute is a science-based outreach and engagement organization hosted by the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship and the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. CSU is a land-grant university with a mission to provide teaching, research, public service, and engagement that CFRI strives to uphold.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. TNC’s vision includes a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
The Forest Stewards Guild practices and promotes responsible forestry as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. The Guild engages in education, training, policy analysis, research, and advocacy to foster excellence in stewardship, support practicing foresters and allied professionals, and engage a broader community in the challenges of forest conservation and management.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical and financial assistance to help agricultural producers and others care for the land. The assistance we provide is based on an understanding that the land – the landscape as a whole – must be the focus of conservation. Using this comprehensive approach, the people we help are able to help the land function as a living sustainable system that provides a high standard of living and a quality of life for today and for future generations.
The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute (NMFWRI), which is located at New Mexico Highlands University, is a statewide effort that engages government agencies, academic and research institutions, land managers, and the interested public in the areas of forest and watershed management.
Soil and Water Conservation Districts work with landowners, land managers, local government agencies, and other local interests in addressing a broad spectrum of resource concerns: erosion control, flood prevention, water conservation and use, wetlands, ground water, water quality and quantity, nonpoint source pollution, forestland protection, wildlife, recreation, waste water management and community development.
The mission of SJCWP is to protect and enhance the watershed health and water supply conditions of the Rio Chama for its human and natural communities, by convening an inclusive, annual conference (congreso) to consider, plan and implement restoration practices and projects in the Chama (and tributary) basins.
The Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team (RWEACT) brings together local, state and federal agencies, organizations, and individuals to develop an effective, coordinated approach for immediate actions addressing fire-caused hazards resulting in the protection of human life, property, and the natural health of the Rio Grande watershed and its environment.
The Carson National Forest is one of five National Forests in New Mexico. The National Forests are America’s “great outdoors,” here to serve the American people at work and play! Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 million acres covered by the Carson National Forest. Elevations rise from 6,000 feet to 13,161 feet at Wheeler Peak, the highest in New Mexico. Our objective is to maintain that natural beauty.
The 1.83 million acre Rio Grande National Forest is located in southcentral Colorado and remains one of the true undiscovered jewels of Colorado. The Forest is composed of a myriad of ecosystems ranging from high elevation desert at 7600 feet above sea level to rocky crags at over 14,300 feet in the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The Santa Fe National Forest is 1.6 million acres of mountains, valleys, and mesas ranging from 5,000 to 13,000 feet in elevation. The Santa Fe NF is rich with cultural history and recreational opportunities. Visitors don’t have to travel far to find ruins or petroglyphs from ancient civilizations, colorful volcanic formations, dee river gorges, and primitive wilderness.