Other Agencies and Organizations Offering Resources to Private Landowners

Government agencies and other non-profit organizations in Colorado and New Mexico also offer resources and assistance to private landowners. Contact details and limited program information is provided below.


new Mexico state forestry

Chama District Office:

17013 B, US Highway 84/64

Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
(for mail)
HC 75, Box 100
Chama, NM 87520

Ph: 575-588-7831
Fax: 575-588-7333

Staff list and Bios

Forest Stewardship Program for Private Landowners


Colorado state forest service

Durango Office (One of 5 offices in the SW Area)

FLC 7233
1000 Rim Drive
Fort Lewis College Campus
Durango, CO 81301-3908

(970) 247-5250
FAX (970) 247-5252


New Mexico department of game and fish

Open Gate Program: A program that leases private lands to improve public access for hunting, fishing, and trapping. Landowners voluntarily allow public access to their private parcel for specific outdoor activities. Participating landowners may also provide right-of-way access to public lands with limited access.

Law Enforcement:

Chama GMU 114: Sgt. Ben Otero, (505) 350-9718

Taos GMU 112: Sgt. Gabe Maes, (575) 779-4103


Colorado parks and wildlife

Durango Office
151 East 16th Street
Durango, CO 81301

(970) 247-0855

Private Land Program: A variety of resources for private landowners, including habitat improvement programs and game damage information.


Natural Resources Conservation Service

Colorado - Archuleta County

505A County Road
Pagosa Springs, CO

(970) 731-3615

Jerry Archuleta, District Conservationist

New Mexico - Rio Arriba County

Chama Service Center

1512 Highway NM17
Chama, NM

(575) 756-2581 ext. 3

Mike Jones, Acting District Conservationist

Hernandez Service Center

19283 US Highway 84/285
Hernandez, NM

(505) 753-3508 ext. 3

Mike Jones, Acting District Conservationist


US fish and wildlife service: partners for fish and wildlife program


Brandon Miller
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Southwest and San Luis Valley Focus Areas

New Mexico

Nancy Riley
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
2105 Osuna NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


American tree farm system

Colorado Program

Mike Hughes
Colorado State Forest Service
5060 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Email: Michael.Hughes@Colostate.edu


New Mexico Program

Matthew Silva

Phone: 505-270-0339
Email: matthewksilva@msn.com


Wildfire adapted partnership

(formerly Firewise of southwest Colorado)

Wildfire Adapted Partnership, motivates, educates and serves individuals, organizations and communities joining together to protect lives and property from wildfire.

Ashley Downing, Executive Director

Bill Trimarco, Archuleta County Coordinator


Colorado University Extension - Archuleta Co.

The Archuleta County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

344 Highway 84, PO Box 370, Fairgrounds
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

(970) 264-5931


new Mexico state University Extension - rio arriba Co.

"Providing the people of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life."

Mailing: HCR 77 Box 9
Abiquiu, NM 87510

Physical: State Road 554 House #122-A
Abiquiu, NM 87510

Sub-Office - Tierra Amarilla
Physical: Rio Arriba County Complex Building
State Road 162-Building 149
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Mailing: PO Box 135 Los Ojos, NM 87551

(505) 685-4523 - Abiquiu / (575) 588-7423 - Tierra Amarilla


soil and water conservation districts

Upper Chama

P.O. Box 514, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

(575) 588-0093

East Rio Arriba

19283 US Hwy 84/285, Hernandez, NM 87537

(505) 753-0