Rehabilitation work on the Dog Head Fire Burn Area

  • Site visits by NRCS staff, Kelly Smith and Cody Stropki have been done.
  • Staff has secured funding through the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) application to NRCS for post fire rehabilitation in the amount of $270,952.50. 
  • Edgewood SWCD is responsible for a 25% match of $90,317.50.
  • 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. 
    • The Pueblo of Isleta and the Chilili Land Grant, along with the Army Corps of Engineers and HESCO Rep will install.
    • 75 tons of sand will be donated by Vulcan Materials Company of Albuquerque for this.
  • Private funding has been received by ESWCD for assistance in the amount of $7,000
  • Edgewood SWCD has applied to the State Board of Finance for Emergency Funds 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. 
  • Staff is a part of the Dog Head Fire Rehab Coordinated Group.  Two meetings rehabilitation meetings and 1 hydrology meeting has 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 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.



~~~~~~~~~~ Dog Head Fire Restoration Funding Application




Dog Head Fire Restoration Guidelines
Dog Head Fire Restoration Guidelines.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [122.0 KB]
Dog Head Restoration Application
Adobe Acrobat document [170.6 KB]


Next Board Meeting

September 1, 2016

10:00 AM













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