SFNF Field Trip In Los Alamos Area Oct. 15

SFNF News:
The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is revising its Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan), which guides management for all resources throughout the forest for the next 10 to 15 years.
This Fall there will be a series of Forest led field trips designed to provide opportunities for you to see resources on the forest, have conversations with SFNF specialists, and begin discussions with us and each other about what should be in the Forest Plan.
The idea for field trips came from public meetings held in spring 2014 and YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED as we begin to draft the plan! Multiple-use locations have been selected throughout the forest to discuss current and future management needs of our forest resources.
The Field Trip for the Los Alamos will occur at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 15 starting from the Pajarito Ski Hill parking lot. This ski area is one of the most popular recreation areas for Los Alamos. Dead and down fuel buildup in mixed-conifer forest continues to be a big concern as well as the watershed health. Two years of public tree planting occurred after the Las Conchas fire, abundant wildlife exist in the area, and there are diverse recreational opportunities from skiing and snow shoeing to mountain biking and hiking.
Attendees must register by phone (505.438.5442) or email (santafeforestplan@fs.fed.us) prior to the field trip due to limited parking at some locations.
For more information on this and other upcoming Forest Field Trips: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/santafe/landmanagement/planning/?cid=stelprd3791442