This page provides resources we have developed through our project funded by the U.S. Forest Service Collaborative Forest Restoration Program. These documents help meet various objectives of our project proposal. In addition, other forest management information is provided for educational purposes.
Buy Local Initiatives to Support Forests & Forest Products and Services
This report was prepared by Dovetail Partners, Inc. for the Source Verified Good Wood program to look at other Buy Local programs throughout the United States.
Source Verified Good Wood (SVGW) is now qualified for points in the Build Green New Mexico certification program. Up to 4 points points can be awarded when SVGW products are utilized in a) landscape areas such as mulch and fencing products, and b) residential buildings (inside or outside) such as vigas, beams, posts, latillas, and etc. used for structural or design purposes. From the BGNM website download the BGNM Certified Tool and look under Practice #4.4.6.
Viga Span Chart now in the NM Residential Building Code
The New Mexico Residential Building Code now allows vigas to be used in load bearing applications (roofs second story floors) provided they are installed according to the span chart submitted by SVGW. See section 184.108.40.206 on page 7.
Lumber Grading in New Mexico, a Background Report
This report prepared by Marie Rodriguez of Promise PCES LLC meets part of our grant objective to develop an affordable lumber, beam, and viga grading program to allow small diameter trees harvested from New Mexico’s forests to be used for structural building use within our state.
Check back soon as more resources are being added.