2018 Wildland/Urban Interface and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Program 

The Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded a Wildland/Urban Interface and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant from the NM State Forestry.  This project is for landscape hazardous fuel reduction projects in the northern portion of the Manzano Mountains, and the southern Sandia Mountains.  


The Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation District in Moriarty, New Mexico is one of the three Districts cooperating on the Estancia Basin Watershed and Forest Health Experimental Monitoring Project, the purpose of which is to evaluate the effects of thinning programs and other treatment options on groundwater recharge, vegetation, wildlife, and other resources within the Estancia Basin. The study evaluates four test sites in ponderosa pine and pinon/juniper forests.

The Water Trust Board Grant Funding Program provides financial and technical assistance for watershed management focusing on watershed health restoration projects on private and/or state land. These projects include:

  • Forest Stand Improvement
  • Defensible Space
  • Brush Management
  • Fire Breaks


Water Trust Board Application for Thinning
WTB Application (1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [117.1 KB]
Program Information Flyer
Edgewood SWCD Thinning Flyer.docx
Microsoft Word document [2.5 MB]


We accept applications year-round, and are planned on a first-come/first-served basis.

East Mountain Residents,


We have been experiencing persistent smoke in our area due to  the fires on the West Coast.

There are several websites and phone apps available for you.


The air quality index is a good place to monitor the air and how the smoke is impacting it. On your smart phone, or wherever you get your apps, search for the app called 'Weather'. It is a blue icon with the sun partially covered by a cloud. Load this app, then type in your location. In the lower left corner of the location you are in, click on the 'The Weather Channel' symbol. Now you can scroll down to where the air quality index number is located. Then, go to this site: air quality index charts. Using the number that the weather app gives you, this will allow you learn what the activity advice is for that level and what you can safely proceed with, healthwise.

Always make yourself familiar with the various sources of information concerning conditions in our area. Local news sources are reporting the wildfire activity in our area and across the Western US. Stay informed, remain vigilant, be prepared!
Thank you for your cooperation and support.



Fire & Emergency Management 

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Board Meeting


October 1, 2020

10:00 AM

via teleconference

Dial-in Number:


October 1, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda
October2020 Agenda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [52.4 KB]
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