Santa Fe - Pojoaque Soil and Water Conservation District Fuel Reduction Program

Get help removing hazardous fuels around your home

Are you interested in reducing your home's risk to potential wildfire? 

You may qualify for grant assistance to address hazardous fuels around your home and on your property. See the map below to see if your home falls under the NFL project area. Call 505-471-0410 Xt 3 for more information and to apply.

Tesuque Valley Firewise

Tesuque Valley. Image from Wildfirenetwork.org

Tesuque Valley. Image from Wildfirenetwork.org

Tesuque Valley Firewise

Wildfire Network has been awarded a 2016-2017 New Mexico Association of Counties Wildfire Risk Reduction Program for Rural Communities for our Tesuque Valley Firewise project

The Wildfire Network will provide outreach and guidance to the Tesuque Valley community as prescribed by the Santa Fe County CWPP with a goal of becoming a recognized Firewise Community. 

Learn more on the Wildfire Network website.

Home and property assessments using GIS to map neighborhoods down to the parcel level will show the degree of wildfire risk. This information will be available to the public via a website, and also create neighborhood pre-planning map for use by Santa Fe County and specifically Tesuque Volunteer Fire. The assessment system now in use provides data not only on property risk, but also individuals’ activities regarding preparedness (insurance knowledge, evacuation planning, etc) and their thoughts on mitigation and public involvement on planning fire mitigation projects on both public and private lands. This system allows for multiple ongoing assessments over the course of years and will provide hard data on how well our outreach programs are doing in terms of changing attitudes on wildfire prevention and communities learning to become fire adapted.

Utilizing this data, a community meeting will be held to discuss the results of the assessments and introduce potential project types to mitigate risk for inclusion into the required Firewise assessment. They will also be exposed to Fire Adapted Communities principals by Forest Stewards Guild to understand the long term goals of living with fire. 

Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Fuels Reduction - cost/share program

Simple fuel reduction procedures around your home can greatly reduce your home's risk to wildfire. The above photos show fuel reduction around a propane tank on private property in the WUI. The propane tank was not moved, but the wood pile was moved and an overhanging oak tree was removed. 

Simple fuel reduction procedures around your home can greatly reduce your home's risk to wildfire. The above photos show fuel reduction around a propane tank on private property in the WUI. The propane tank was not moved, but the wood pile was moved and an overhanging oak tree was removed. 

Reduce your home's risk to wildfire

Remove hazardous fuels around your home

Are you interested in reducing your home's risk to potential wildfire? 

You may qualify for grant assistance to address hazardous fuels around your home and on your property.

Contact Matt Piccarello, matt@forestguild.org,  at the Forest Stewards Guild for more information or to schedule a wildfire home hazard assessment.


Are you interested in the program but not sure if it is right for your property? Download the Home Hazard Assessment Guide and Worksheet to see what we will be looking for when we do a property inspection.