The All Hands All Lands Burn Team (Burn Team) is unique in that it is designed to stand-up a fully qualified team to lead prescribed burns or support others in burning across a variety of land jurisdictions.
The practice of prescribe fire promotes ecological health in frequent fire forests, reduces hazardous fuels thereby protecting nearby communities, and reduces the intensity and size of future wildfires.
As the lead coordinator, the Forest Stewards Guild will mobilize the Burn Team for prescribed burns this fall, winter, and in the spring of 2019. Burns are being planned in the Rio Grande Water Fund project area, a unique collaborative with more than 70 signatories. Learn more at riograndewaterfund.org.
“This Burn Team is a culmination of work and partnerships that began over ten years ago to improve forest health, protect nearby communities from wildfire, and to protect watersheds.” notes Forest Stewards Guild Southwest Director Eytan Krasilovsky. “We have excellent collaborative restoration partners that are once again coming together to learn and burn together.”
Landowners interested in learning more about Fire Adapted Communities can visit www.facnm.org. Media and landowners interested in observing a burn are encouraged to contact Eytan Krasilovsky as soon as possible to coordinate.