National Wildfire Preparedness Day - May 5th Event in Santa Fe

Join the City of Santa Fe Fire Department on Saturday, May 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at St. John's College to learn about how to prepare this wildfire season.

Refreshments & Lunch will be provided, please RSVP. 

Presentations: 

What to expect in an Evacuation.

Presented by the City of Santa Fe Office of Emergency Management

Preparing for wildfire and the work of the Fireshed Coalition.

Presented by the City of Santa Fe Office of Fire Department and the Forest Stewards Guild

Workshops:

Simtable Demonstration- What will wildfire look like in your neighborhood.

How to conduct your own Home Hazard Assessment.


LOCATION & TIME

Location: St John's College, 1160 Camino De Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Junior Common Room upstairs in the Peterson Building

Please park in the Visitor Parking or the handicapped spaces adjacent to the building.

Presented by The City of Santa Fe Fire Department, the City of Santa Fe Office of Emergency Management and the Forest Stewards Guild.

Contact sam@forestguild.org for more information.

Knowledge hungry? We've got you covered!

The Coalition has been hard at work to bring you resources and events that address foundational knowledge regarding fire ecology, water resources, wildlife and forest restoration. Check out available materials and events below and online at www.santafefireshed.org.

Recently Published Briefing Papers 

The Coalition is releasing a series of eight briefing papers in 2018 that will address foundational knowledge of fire ecology, wildlife and water resources.  The first two recently published papers are available here

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Upcoming Coalition Events

Our first 2018 seminar was last night at REI. Sandra Imler-Jacquez, USFS, and Alan Barton, New Mexico Forest & Watershed Restoration Institute, presented on Demystifying NEPA. We had an engaging conversation afterwards with many great questions from the public. 

April 18th

Come visit the Coalition at the next seminar on April 18th at 6pm at REI on smoke impacts. Josh Hall the Air & Water Quality Specialist for the US Forest Service will present on the difference between wildfire and prescribed fire smoke and their impacts, and Sam Berry from the Forest Stewards Guild will present an opportunity to rent a HEPA filter for free for people with smoke sensitivity.

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May 2nd

Royce Fontenot, a Senior Service Hydrologist for NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS) will present on post-wildfire flooding, debris flow and flash flooding, and how to get the NWS warnings. 

Mannie Lopez with the U.S Geological Survey will present on post fire flooding in Santa fe Municipal watershed.

For more information on upcoming coalition events, click here.

Other upcoming events

April 11th

This Wednesday the Wildland Urban Fire Summit is hosting FREE community event presented on April 11th at The Lodge for a Fire Adapted Communities presentation, networking, and a reception with a cash bar and provided hors d'oeuvres. Please RSVP if you plan on attending this event. 

Multiple dates in April

New Mexico State Forestry is offering a plethora of wildfire workshops throughout the State to address questions, solutions and actions concerning wildfire preparedness, mitgation and management.


We hope to see you at one of these events soon!

Upcoming events in the Fireshed: the 2018 calendar is stacked full of ways to participate!

With funding from The City of Santa Fe Fire Department and the New Mexico Association of Counties, the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition is bringing you a stacked calendar of events in 2018! From public seminars and neighborhood chipper days, to interactive field trips, movie nights and requesting your very own field exchange, there is something for everyone!

This past winter was a sobering reminder of rising temperatures and increased incidence of drought. With the specter of longer and more intense fire seasons, it is urgent now more than ever to take concerted action to protect our forests, homes and watersheds. Visit the events page or scroll below to find out about ways to get involved. 

Fireshed Awareness Season: Spring Seminar Series 

The Coalition is bringing back the Spring Seminar Series! Starting on April 4th the seminar will be held every other Wednesday at REI from 6-7:15 culminating in National Wildfire Community Preparedness day on Sat., May 5th. This year we will be addressing topics such as, Environmental policy and assessments: what are they and why are they relevant?, wildfire smoke vs. prescribed fire smoke - what is the difference and how can I protect myself if I am sensitive to smoke?, and post-wildfire recovery: think ahead of the fire.

Schedule your own field exchange or mini seminar

This year, the Coalition is offering residents in the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed the opportunity to schedule your own field exchange or mini seminar for your community. If you and a group of your neighbors are interested in a specific topic related to the fireshed, we would be delighted to bring presenters to your community to help you learn more about what interests you! Visit the events page for more information and to fill in the request form to schedule your own mini seminar or field exchange.

Citizen Science: Using Instagram Photo Points for Landscape Documentation 

Stay tuned! The Coalition is going to install interpretive placards at established Instagram photo points in the fireshed to engage citizens in a landscape documentation project using social media. Locations and hash tags will be announced in June 2018.

Field Trips into the Fireshed 

Interactive field trips designed to engage residents in the fireshed will again take place in summer 2018. Field trips may include, a tour of ecosystems via the blue bus's Mountain Trail, an exploration of fire history through a guided run and mountain bike tour, a firescar scavenger hunt that you can do on your favorite hiking trails whenever you please! Finalized field trips will be announced in the Spring. Stay tuned!

Movie night

The Fireshed Coalition is going to offer a community movie night and panel discussion! Check the events page for more information, location and time TBD.