PEEC: International Solutions To Fire Management

International Prescribed Fire Training Exchange participants in the field. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Fire management is a global challenge and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Nature Center, fire management experts from this year’s International Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (IPFTE) will present solutions for using fire to maintain local forests and grasslands.

This is the fifth year for the IPFTE, a program held annually in the Jemez Mountains and hosted by the Nature Conservancy and The Santa Fe National Forest. The Training Exchange brings together forest managers, biologists, and firefighters from around the world to work together and learn about conducting prescribed fire. Several Training Exchanges are hosted across the country.

The one here in New Mexico is unique, because it is a bilingual training. As such, it attracts participants from a variety of countries including Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Portugal and Spain.

The talk will take place in English at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

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.

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