How the Santa Fe Fireshed affects you and your neighbors

How the Santa Fe Fireshed affects you and your neighbors

Many forested areas within the Santa Fe Fireshed are dense and overgrown with trees and vegetation due to a century of fire suppression. This condition is not only ecologically unhealthy but also raises the risk of high-intensity wildfire in and around our communities.

NMSU professor leads wildlife research effort in the Jemez Mountains

NMSU professor leads wildlife research effort in the Jemez Mountains

Among the ponderosa pines in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, large herds of elk may be seen foraging on the grasses along the forest floor. Many areas in these Northern New Mexico Jemez Mountains have been through prescribed burns or forest thins to allow for a less dense canopy, so new grasses and shrubs may grow on the forest floor and so wildfires will be less destructive.