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Rio Grande Valley Broadband • Entered by Susan Ostlie on April 29, 2023

Zuni Mountain CFLRP meetings

March 1, 2023 – April 11, 2023

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 2
Post Admin hours 2
Activity Hours 6
Participants 1
Total Hours 10

Key Issue: Multiple apply
Activity Type: Trainings (WALTS, CAREs/GLOWs, research, conferences, workshops, etc.)
Key Partners: USFS – Mt Taylor RD, Forest Stewards Guild, NM Native Plant Society, Bat group, and others.

Short Description of Activity

3/1 – Story Mapping – In January, the New Mexico Forest and Water Restoration Institute (NMFWRI) tapped into that need for creative communication by publishing the Bluewater Showcase StoryMap detailing vegetation treatments completed in the Bluewater area (east side) of the Zuni Mountains. The Map also outlines the methods used to treat ponderosa pine forests while describing the natural history of the area. These materials were shared with the group and feedback from Dec. of 2022 was incorporated into the Story Map. I did participate in providing feedback in 2022.
4/11 – All Hands Meeting – in-person and virtual – 3 hours. The intent of this event is to: review recent project work and planning across the landscape, revisit potential governance structures for the CFLRP, discuss topics of interest in small breakout groups, and share upcoming events.
4/24 – Newsletter for Zuni Mt. CFLRP -Tracking the management impact: vegetative monitoring updates and 2023 briefing update. (Materials to be read.)
4/25 – CFLRP Monitoring subgroup Virtual Quarterly Meeting – 1 hour.-topics will include Recently published monitoring results for forest and water health, Updates from the group – round robin, and Zuni Bluehead Sucker population estimates and habitat condition. Materials to be read before the 5/1 meeting.


This group is one of my favorite collaboratives. It has taught me about the value of monitoring in restoration projects, and how to support my advocacy for restoration of forests that are drastically departed from what a resilient forest landscape should look like. It has also taught me how a riparian habitat should look and how difficult it is to do effective restoration once it is degraded.