Funding is being sought for post fire rehabilitation for the Dog Head Fire, which started on June 14, 2016, six miles North West of Tajique, New Mexico in the Cibola National Forest.
Governor Susana Martinez declared a State of Emergency in Response to the Dog Head Fire on June 15, 2016.
The Edgewood Soil & Water Conservation District (Edgewood SWCD) is seeking funding from all funding revenues such as the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) and other Federal, State, Local and Private agencies
The intent of this funding is to reduce hazards to life and property within the burned watershed to address the potential for post-fire flooding, and to assist in the restoration of burned land. Funding will assist landowners, land users and the Chilili Land Grant in post fire clean-up, through practices such as chipping with mulch ground cover, native grass seed, lop & scatter, cross fencing, boundary fence, diversions, erosion control structures, as well as other practices that may be deemed necessary.
The Edgewood SWCD will help address the recovery actions and interagency coordination when funding programs are initiated and/or implemented, and provide leadership in the recovery process. The ESWCD has already begun interagency meetings and processes for recovery that include: 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, East Torrance SWCD, and the offices of Senator Ted Barela, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, Senator Tom Udall, and Senator Martin Heinrich.