David Gilmore and Sandy Hurlocker present a talk Thursday at the Nature Center on how they approach forest rehabilitation and how the community can help. Photo by Craig Martin
After local wildfires, forest rehabilitation has been on many people’s minds. Join David Gilmore and Sandy Hurlocker of the Santa Fe National Forest Service for a talk at the Los Alamos Nature Center to learn more about how they approach forest restoration and how you can help with the big picture of forest rehabilitation. This event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.
At this talk, Gilmore will discuss the complexities of implementing one of the most talked about ways of restoring forest ecosystems: tree planting. He and Hurlocker will also discuss how they approach restoration through planting and how the community can be involved. Hurlocker will focus on the restorations project of the Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project and give an update on the new Forest Plan. Audience questions are highly encouraged to help flesh out anything not covered in the discussion.
Gilmore is a small products forestry technician for the Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. His position focuses on the restoration of forests around both the Santa Fe and Los Alamos areas. Hurlocker is the District Ranger for the Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.