May
7
5:30 PM17:30

Tesuque Valley Community Association Meeting

The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition is finalizing a strategy for forest restoration in the Southern Sangre de Cristos, including the Village of Tesuque and surrounding areas. The core of the strategy is a model for analyzing different levels of wildfire risk across the landscape, which takes into account landscape characteristics and the values (i.e. structures, infrastructure, special places) on the landscape. Steve Bassett of The Nature Conservancy has conducted this assessment and mapped the results to highlight where treatments such as thinning or prescribed burns are most necessary, and how intensive treatments must be to mitigate the wildfire risk. Steve will be at the TVCA meeting on May 7 to discuss the risk assessment model and to answer questions about the Fireshed Strategy. Local representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and the Pueblo of Tesuque will also be at the meeting to answer questions as well.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

National wildfire community preparedness day: are you prepared?

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Join the City of Santa Fe Fire Department on Sat., May 5th for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. 

For more info and to RSVP visit:

http://www.santafefireshed.org/blog2/2018preparedness-day

Presentations: 

What to expect in an Evacuation.

Preparing for wildfire and the work of the Fireshed Coalition.

Workshops:

Simtable demonstration- what will wildfire look like in your neighborhood

Conducting your own Home Hazard Assessment

Lunch will be provided, please RSVP here: 

Location: St John's College, Santa Fe

Junior Common Room upstairs in the Peterson Building

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

 

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Seminar: Post wildfire flooding - think ahead of the fire

Join us for the third seminar in the Spring Seminar Series for Fireshed Awareness Season.

This week's seminar is on:

Post wildfire flooding: think ahead of the fire

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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. The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition in partnership with the City of Santa Fe Fire Department and the New Mexico Association of Counties brings you a Spring Seminar Series designed to bring awareness and action to these topics.

The Spring Seminar Series is held at REI in Santa Fe. There will be time for discussion, questions and community announcements after each seminar. Each seminar will address a new topic and may integrate discussions or ideas from the previous topic.

Download the flyer for a full list of seminars and visit our events page for more events like this.

Upcoming Event:Join the City of Santa Fe Fire Department on Sat., May 5th for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Learn how to live in a fire adapted community, wildfire awareness, evacuation planning, and what to know after the fire. Location and time TBD

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Seminar: Smoke impacts - wildfire vs. controlled fire & how to reduce smoke impacts in your home

Join us for the second seminar in the Spring Seminar Series for Fireshed Awareness Season.

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This week's seminar is on:

Smoke impacts: wildfire vs. controlled fire & how to reduce smoke impacts in your home

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. The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition in partnership with the City of Santa Fe Fire Department and the New Mexico Association of Counties brings you a Spring Seminar Series designed to bring awareness and action to these topics.

The Spring Seminar Series is held at REI in Santa Fe. There will be time for discussion, questions and community announcements after each seminar. Each seminar will address a new topic and may integrate discussions or ideas from the previous topic.

Download the flyer for a full list of seminars and visit our events page for more events like this.

Next Seminar: Post wildfire recovery: think ahead of the fire

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Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Wildland Urban Fire Summit: FREE Community Event on April 11th

Join us for the FREE community event 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. 

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More info on the 2018 Wildland Urban Fire Summit here.

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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

NEPA Demystified: Understanding the Framework for Analyzing Forest Restoration Projects

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Join us for the first Seminar in the Spring Seminar Series for Fireshed Awareness Season.

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. The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition in partnership with the City of Santa Fe Fire Department and the New Mexico Association of Counties brings you a Spring Seminar Series designed to bring awareness and action to these topics.

This week's seminar is on:

NEPA Demystified: Understanding the Framework for Analyzing Forest Restoration Projects

The Spring Seminar Series is held at REI in Santa Fe. There will be time for discussion, questions and community announcements after each seminar. Each seminar will address a new topic and may integrate discussions or ideas from the previous topic.

Download the flyer for a full list of seminars and visit our events page for more events like this.

Upcoming Seminar: April 18th Smoke impacts: wildfire vs. controlled fire & how to reduce smoke impacts in your home

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Climate, fire, salamanders, and forests: through the lens of tree rings
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Climate, fire, salamanders, and forests: through the lens of tree rings

Ellis Margolis is a research ecologist at the USGS New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, based in Santa Fe.  He received a Ph.D. in Watershed Management from the University of Arizona.  Since joining the USGS in 2015, he has continued his research on the interactions between fire, forests, and climate and specializes in dendrochronology (the study of tree rings dating). Presently, his research focuses on land use and climate effects on fire regimes and forests of the southwestern U.S.

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Jun
27
5:45 PM17:45

Fireshed mountain bike and running tour: Bear Wallow to Borrego loop.

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Join the Forest Stewards Guild on a guided mountain bike and running tour through a section of the fireshed. The two groups, mountain bike and running, will meet up at the Bear Wallow trail head  at 5:45pm and will leave the parking lot promptly at 6pm. Several stops will highlight the area's fire history.


Mountain bike tour:

Leader: Eytan Krasilovsky

bring your bike, helmet and water. Moderate difficulty, some uphill on the lower Windsor trail required. No one left behind. Several stops at points of interest will highlight the area's fire history.


Running group:

Leader: Matt Piccarello

Bring running attire and water. 4 mile loop. No one left behind. Several stops at points of interest will highlight the area's fire history.

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Jun
10
9:45 AM09:45

Home Hazard Assessment field trip

Join Krys Nystrom of the Wildfire Network, Jan-Willem Jansens of Ecotone Landscape Planning, and Zander Evans of the Forest Stewards Guild for a wildfire home hazard risk assessment training and tour of a woodland restoration project in the Wildland Urban Interface. 

The training will take place at a private residence and to limit parking issues we will be meeting at 9:45am the Atalaya Lower Trailhead parking lot off of Camino de Cruz Blanca in the St. John's College parking lot (see map below). 

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Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

Upcoming Seminar: What do you mean "controlled burn"? Fire as a restoration tool & smoke management

Join us this Wednesday evening at REI in Santa Fe to learn about controlled burns and smoke management.

What do you mean "controlled burn"?  Fire as a restoration tool & smoke management

Understand the role of fire in the ecosystem. Learn how controlled/ prescribed fire is implemented and find out how smoke is managed and mitigated during a controlled burn. Discuss with your peers and fire professionals the how and why behind controlled burns.

5:30 - 5:45  Opening remarks, what is the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed?

5:45 - 6:30  Dennis Carril, Fire ecology/ Fuels, Santa Fe National Forest USFS

  • Why prescribed fire – the role of fire in the forest ecosystem
  • How is prescribed fire implemented?
  • Smoke Management

6:30 - 7:00  Discussion, Q&A & Announcements

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Mar
30
to Apr 1

Wildland Urban Interface Summit 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Saturday, April 01, 2017


Albuquerque Sheraton - Airport
2910 Yale Blvd.SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
United States
Map and Directions


The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Summit is a statewide conference that is organized by representatives from state and federal agencies and local non-profits. The WUI Summit is an opportunity for local leaders, emergency responders, businesses, and citizens to learn from each other and stay informed on current science and practices in mitigating risk of wildfires in the wildland urban interface.

The 2017 WUI Summit will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Sheraton Airport Hotel. This year, the conference will have three concurrent tracks that focus on the technical, "How does it work?", collaboration, "Who can I work with?", and action, "What can I do?". There will also be two field trips: One will visit the northern bosque in Corrales and Rio Rancho, and the other will visit East Mountains. Saturday is a free family-friendly half day where the general public can learn and engage.

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Mar
15
to May 24

Spring Fireshed Seminar Series

Every other Wednesday starting on March 14th - April 26th there will be an evening seminar held from 5:30 - 7 at REI in Santa Fe that focuses on topics affecting our fireshed.  Speakers will address issues such as, the impacts a wildfire would have on economy, culture and tourism; what does it mean to restore a forest; the role of fire in the forest ecosystem; smoke management; programs available that will help you reduce your risk from wildfire, and much more. There will be time for discussion, questions and community announcements after each seminar.

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Jan
23
to Jan 27

Aztec Springs Prescribed Burn Scheduled for January

Contact: Greg Gallegos, 505-231-3163, gdgallegos@santafenm.gov; Porfirio Chavarria, 505-660-3732, pnchavarria@santafenm.gov

Santa Fe, NMThe City of Santa Fe Fire Department and The Forest Stewards Guild are convening a prescribed pile burn on city land near the municipal watershed in January 2017 weather dependent.  The burn will be contingent on wind, relative humidity, temperature, and expected weather patterns. This work is part of the Fire Department’s mission to reduce risk to lives and property from wildfire. It is also part of The Nature Conservancy’s Fire Learning Network (http://goo.gl/cJwjBh) and the Fire Adapted Community Learning Network (https://fireadaptednetwork.org/) and is within the larger Greater Santa Fe Fireshed, designed to promote fire adapted communities and reduce wildfire risk.  Pile burning is often part of reducing hazardous fuels and is needed to reduce the heat, intensity, and spread of a future potential wildfire.

Firefighter and community safety is the top priority for the burn.  The burn will use experienced and qualified firefighters. The team will follow an approved burn plan, comply with New Mexico Air Quality Bureau smoke management guidelines, and have wildland firefighting equipment on-site.  Smoke will be visible and may settle into surrounding area at night but should disperse the following day.  The team will work to minimize smoke impacts to communities by visually monitoring smoke.

“The Fire Department works with homeowners, neighborhoods, and many partners to reduce risk to the residents of Santa Fe.” noted Fire Department Wildland Superintendent Greg Gallegos.  “We are working here because it is important for the landowners, the community, and the health of our watershed that we safely reduce these hazardous fuels.”

The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed is a 107,000 acre designated area critical to the wellbeing of Santa Fe and surrounding communities.  A Coalition comprised of organizations and individuals are working to improve the ecological condition and resilience.  To learn more, visit: http://www.santafefireshed.org/

Landowners interested in learning more about the Fire Adapted Communities can visit www.fireadaptednm.org, a website designed by the Forest Stewards Guild and Fire Service Support LLC for the New Mexico Hub of the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network.

During the burn period, information regarding the project can be obtained by calling 505-231-3163 or visiting http://www.santafefireshed.org/events/ .

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Public Meeting Announcement: A cost-share program to create more defensible space in Santa Fe County
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Public Meeting Announcement: A cost-share program to create more defensible space in Santa Fe County

The Forest Stewards Guild is seeking applications from landowners for
a cost-share program to create more defensible space in Santa Fe County. Thanks to a grant from the New Mexico Association of Counties, Landowners are only responsible for a portion of the cost of reducing their homes wildfire risk. Join your neighbors for a public meeting on November 8th, from 6:00 - 7:30pm at REI Santa Fe to learn more about this unique opportunity. 

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