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BLM To Open San Pedro For Fuelwood Harvest

on September 28, 2019 - 9:18am
BLM News:
 
TAOS The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that it will conduct a hazardous fuels reduction project in the San Pedro area in order to minimize heavy fuels that are optimal for fuelwood use.
 
To ensure public safety during removal of fuelwood, this area will be closed to shooting Oct. 18-31. Fuelwood permits will be available for fuelwood removal.  
 
The San Pedro fuels reduction project is located on BLM lands on the south side of NM Highway 344, approximately 1 mile east of the intersection of NM Highway 14 and NM Highway 344.  
 
The BLM conducted a similar thinning project in the fall of 2018. It targeted heavy dense forest fuels that accumulated, which helped reduce the immediate threat of wildland fire.
 
Slash piles from thinning operations will be burned by BLM fire crews during times of cooler temperatures and higher moisture. When work crews are on site, the San Pedro area will be closed to target shooting to ensure public safety.
 
For more information, contact Taos Forester Elyssa Duran at 575.751.4752 or the Taos Field Office at 575.758.8851.

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