Rehabilitation work on the Dog Head Fire Burn Area
The Edgewood SWCD is continuing rehabilitation work on the Dog Head Fire burn area.Cody Stropki; Fire Ecologist & Watershed Scientist has been contracted by Edgewood SWCD to assist on this rehabilitation.
Site visits by NRCS staff, Kelly Smith and Cody Stropki have been done.
Private funding has been received by ESWCD for assistance in the amount of $7,000
The State Board of Finance has approved an Emergency Funds grant to the Edgewood SWCD in the amount of $150,000 for this restoration work.
Edgewood Dog Head Fire Restoration Cost-Share Applications have been distributed for area residents who do not qualify for EWP Funding. This is local funding provided by the Edgewood SWCD, with a maximum reimbursement of $4500 per landowner within the burned area. Projects to be completed by 6.30.17
Edgewood SWCD has purchased two weather stations for installation in Chilili, which will be coordinated with Bernalillo and Torrance County Emergency Office Coordinators (EOC) for flood alarm alerts. SWCA is coordinating and installing these systems.
Staff is a part of the Dog Head Fire Rehab Coordinated Group. Two meetings rehabilitation meetings and 1 hydrology meeting have been held. Kim Kostelnik is the Group Coordinator representing Edgewood SWCD. The Coordinated Rehabilitation Group members include: the offices of Senator Tom Udall, Senator Martin Heinrich, Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Senator Ted Barela, Chilili Land Grant, US Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, NM State Forestry, USGS, USACE, Torrance County, Bernalillo County, USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Burn Area Emergency Recovery (BAER) Team, SAKAK Consulting, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Claunch-Pinto SWCD, and East Torrance SWCD Edgewood SWCD has been awarded State Disaster Assistance Funding for HESCO Baskets which will be used to secure the Bridge in Chilili in the amount of $43,926.
Edgewood SWCD is responsible for a 25% match of $90,317.50. Staff has secured funding through the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) application to NRCS for post fire restoration in the amount of $270,952.50.