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Public Meeting Highlights Forest And Resilient Landscapes Monitoring Programs For April

on March 29, 2016 - 7:47am
NPS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The National Park Service, Valles Caldera National Preserve and the USDA Forest Service, Santa Fe National Forest are hosting the 2016 “All Hands” public meeting for the Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration & Resilient Landscapes Program.
 
The meeting is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7 and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the Jemez Rooms of the Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe. The public is invited to attend both days of meetings.
 
During the Thursday session, scientists from multiple institutions and agencies will report on their monitoring programs for the restoration projects, including results on the responses of vegetation, wildlife, fish, invertebrates and cultural resources from forest thinning, prescribed fire, natural fire and wetland/riparian restoration. 
 
The Friday session is a public discussion of proposed upcoming restoration projects in 2017. Parking is free at the college, and the cafeteria will be open for attendees to purchase lunches.
 
For questions or additional information, contact Chief of Science & Resource Stewardship Bob Parmenter of the Valles Caldera National Preserve at 575.829.4850 or via email at Robert_Parmenter@nps.gov.  
 
About Valles Caldera National Preserve
 
About 1.25 million years ago, a spectacular volcanic eruption created the approximately 13-mile wide circular depression now known as the Valles Caldera. The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embraces a rich ranching history. Visit us at www.nps.gov/vall.
 
About the National Park Service
 
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 410 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at  www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/, Twitter www.twitter.com/, and YouTube www.youtube.com/.

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