SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest is hosting two free field trips 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 8-9 for the public to learn about restoration efforts planned for the Southwest Jemez Mountains. The field trips include travel to various locations in the forest and hear from specialists engaged in managing this intricate and complex landscape.
All are welcome but reservations are required. Spaces are limited and it is first come, first served. Following your confirmed reservation, you will receive detailed instructions on meeting time and location. Some transportation will be available, otherwise your gassed up high clearance vehicle will be needed.
The Southwest Jemez Mountains Restoration project aims to restore a 110,000 acre landscape in the Southwest Jemez Mountains by making it less susceptible to the effects of large, severe wildfires, insects and disease outbreaks, and climate change. Our proposal would restore meadows and streams, reestablish campsites moving them away from water sources, thin overcrowded forests and remove fuels so we can reintroduce low intensity prescribed fire into the landscape.
This winter, a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) outlining plans and alternative plans for the project will be available for public comment. The public’s comments will be taken into consideration for the final EIS.
To register contact: Partnership Coordinator Phyllis Ashmead at 505.438.5431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.