Tribal Forestry

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We Do

At Santa Clara Pueblo Forestry, we perform a variety of functions designated to promote forest health and resilience. To name a few we conduct Hazardous Fuels Reduction projects, Restoration & Reforestation, Invasive Species Management, Prescribed Fire (RX), woodlot operations, logging, & greenhouse construction/utilization for our neighboring Kha’Po Community School.



Daniel Denipah

Forestry Director

Puye Cliff

Santa Clara Canyon after Las Conchas Fire devastation, inset same location before the fire.


Forestry Department Staff

Forestry Director
Daniel Denipah

GIS Coordinator
Garrett Altmann

Reserved Treaty Rights Land Manager
Phillip Silva

Office Assistant
Roxanne Lopez

Program Manager
Phillip Tafoya

Crew Bosses
Thomas Naranjo & Michael Browning

Forestry Technicians
Santiago Naranjo & Myron Naranjo

Heavy Equipment Operators
Kenneth Tafoya & Tim Baca