Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Fire - Field Trip
Sep
14
8:30 AM08:30

Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Fire - Field Trip

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Photo taken from a helicopter during fire ignitions on the Pacheco Rx

Photo taken from a helicopter during fire ignitions on the Pacheco Rx

Please join us to visit the Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Fire.

On September, 14th 2019

On May 5th 2019, the 500 acre Pacheco Canyon Rx Burn block was completed east of Tesuque. The burn was a collaborative effort with led by the US Forest Service, with participation from the National Park service, The Pueblo of Tesuque, Santa Fe County Fire department, Santa Fe City Fire department and Forest Stewards Guild.

This field trip will be a chance to visit the site of the burn with fire ecologists and the wildland firefighters that implemented the burn to learn about the effects of prescribed fire within the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed. We will have a short presentation about the project and then time to walk the site and converse with representatives from the Forest Service and other Fireshed Partners.

For more information contact Sam Berry at: sam@forestguild.org or Hannah Bergemann at: hannah.bergemann@usda.gov

Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals to register due to transportation limitations and parking at the field site.

Please RSVP using the form below.

Schedule:

8:30 am - Meet at Santa Fe City Fire Station 1 (200 Murales Rd)

8:45 am - Vans depart Fire Station 1 for the Pacheco Rx Burn, transportation will be provided

12:00 pm (approximate) - Arrive back at Station 1

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Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Wildfires & Small Business Resiliency - Panel Discussion

Wildfires & Small Business Resiliency

Panel discussion @ Santa Fe Business Incubator

Friday September 13, 2019 at 10:00 am.

This discussion is to better understand the economic impact of wildfires on local businesses in Northern New Mexico. Local businesses will discuss their experiences during past wildfires, how they recovered, and how they do business differently today.

Presented by:

Wildfire Mitigation Clearinghouse Feasibility Study

For more info: wildfiremcstudy@illgetrightonitllc.com or 505.490.9119

Supported by:

Aurthur Black Chimney & Dryer Exhaust

NFPA Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

The Firebird

New Mexico River Adventures

Santa Fe Jeep Tours

Old Wood

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Jun
24
to Jun 29

Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project Public Meetings

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Public meetings will be held on:

Monday, June 24, 2019, from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the SFNF Supervisor’s Office, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM

Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at Hondo Fire Station 2, 645 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe, NM.

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The Santa Fe National Forest (Forest) is soliciting public input on a proposed forest restoration project in the mountains near Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency (SFMLR) project is designed to restore forest and watershed health and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire on approximately 50,000 acres of the Forest.

The Forest has scheduled two public meetings during the scoping period for Forest Service staff to provide an overview of the SFMLR project, including the development of the proposal, forest composition and structure, fire and fuels, watersheds, wildlife habitat, cultural resources and inventoried roadless areas.

Comments received by July 10, 2019 will help determine the scope of the SFMLR project's analysis, as well as help the Forest identify key issues to be considered during environmental analysis.  After considering comments, the Forest will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to disclose the environmental impacts of the project. 

The scoping document is now available on the project webpage. 
(http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55088

If you are interested in continuing to receive email updates on the SFMLR Project, go to the Project webpage (http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55088and click on ‘Subscribe to email updates’ on the right side underneath the ‘Get Connected’ heading.

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer for Trail Workday on SFNF

Volunteers Wanted

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The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) invite you to show one of our popular trails a little love by volunteering for a trails workday on Sunday, June 9. 

The June 9 workday will focus on the Perimeter Trail (Forest Trail 290) between Water Canyon and Canon de Valle Trails along NM Highway 501 in Los Alamos. Volunteer crews will dig, rake and cut to improve drainage and clear the trail corridor of overhanging vegetation. Forest Service staff will be on hand to provide instruction and make sure everyone stays safe.

If you would like to participate, you must pre-register online on the PEEC website athttps://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=29160. Volunteers will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center (2600 Canyon Road) at 9:00 a.m. and carpool to the trailhead. Work on the trail is expected to wrap up by 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers should wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy boots and a hat. Bring water, snacks, lunch and work gloves. The Forest Service will provide hard hats and trail maintenance tools, but participants are welcome to bring their own loppers and hand saws.

Volunteering on a national forest is a rewarding way to give back to your community, learn about conservation and improve public lands. For information on additional volunteer opportunities, please contact Jennifer Sublett, Española District Volunteer Coordinator, at jennifer.sublett@usda.gov or 505.753.7331.

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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Era of Megafires at the Jean Cocteau

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Back by popular demand! The Fireshed Coalition is hosting a second showing of Era of Megafires during Wildfire Preparedness week. The last showing was 100 percent sold out. Join us on May 1st at 6:00 pm for a showing of the film followed by a panel discussion. Tickets are $8 and will be available for purchase on the Jean Cocteau website in early-April.

The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts to talk about the risk of wildfire here in Santa Fe, the impacts fire could have and what the Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition partners are doing to prepare. While the movie was produced in the Northwest, it still is very applicable to the Southwest. You can get a feel for the hour-long movie by watching this shorter 15-minute TED talk beforehand.   

Additional information:

The rise of highly destructive megafires -- wildfires over 100,000 acres -- has become one of today's most pressing and complex problems, threatening our communities, homes, businesses and even our very way of life. Facing the reality of this issue is daunting, but like all wicked problems, through education and action we can change the way fire comes to our forests and communities.  

The Era of Megafires is a 60-minute multi-media presentation that combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessburg (Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service) with the visual storytelling of award-winning film company, North 40 Productions. It’s presented in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and animations.   

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Apr
3
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Finding Common Ground Regarding the Role of Wildfire in Northern New Mexico Landscapes

April 3rd, 2019 | Santa Fe, NM | The Santa Fe Convention Center Coronado/ Devargas Room

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Join the Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition for a workshop based on the recent report "A Statement of Common Ground Regarding the Role of Wildfire in Forested Landscapes of the Western United States". The workshop will closely examine the report with the expertise of one of the co-investigators, Craig Allen, as well as scientists Tom Swetnam, Ellis Margolis, Jens Stevens, and Matt Hurteau. Group conversation will be facilitated by former city council member and Santa Fe community leader, Rosemary Romero.

The working group who produced this report sought to identify, and partly explain, areas of scientific common ground and divergence among fire researchers, focusing specifically on dry conifer forests, in support of informing high-quality public discourse, policy, and management. The workshop will address similar issues among researchers and land managers specific to the Santa Fe area. 

Read the report here:  https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/featured/fire-research-consensus

Stay tuned for a half-day agenda that will include group dialogue and interactive break out sessions. 

If you have questions call: Eytan at (505)-470-0185 or Gabe at (509)-844-3048




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Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Planting Trees and Forest Restoration: Public Presentation in Los Alamos

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The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) invites you to a free presentation on the community’s role in forest restoration. 

PEEC will host District Ranger Sandy Hurlocker and forester David Gilmore, both from the Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. 

Hurlocker will provide the “big picture,” a status on landscape-scale efforts to improve the forest’s resilience to major disturbances, including wildfire, insects and disease, and climate change.  Gilmore will address one specific piece of the restoration strategy – planting trees – and how communities can play a productive role in large-scale projects.

“Science-based forest restoration is one of our top priorities,” Hurlocker said.  “Our goal is to manage the landscape to meet present and future needs.  Community input and community participation are key to our success.” 

For more information on this event, visit the PEEC website at https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=28935.

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Women Owning Woodlands Introduction to Forestry Workshop, Tierra Amarilla, NM
Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

Women Owning Woodlands Introduction to Forestry Workshop, Tierra Amarilla, NM

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Are you interested in learning about Forestry Projects, Management Plans, and Legacy Planning? If so, consider joining the Forest Stewards Guild and our Fireshed Coalition partners at State Forestry and Chama Peak Land Alliance for a Women Owning Woodlands workshop on February 1st at the Upper Chama Soil & Water Conservation District office across from the Post Office in Tierra Amarilla.

Registration is $10 and includes lunch.

Please bring hiking shoes, water and warm clothes. Part of the day will be outside.

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Stick around after the workshop for a social with Chama Peak Land Alliance at the same location from 5:30 to 8:00. Claudia Reynoso, a local Environmental Science teacher at Escalante High School, will give a presentation on Environmental Education.

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Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

Landscape Restoration Project Pre-Scoping Open House

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The Española and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger Districts of the Santa Fe National Forest are developing a proposed action for the Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project.

The project area consists of approximately 50,000 acres of National Forest System lands located east of the City of Santa Fe. Other nearby communities include Chupadero, Tesuque Village, La Cueva, Cañada de los Alamos, Tesuque Pueblo, Glorieta, Pojoaque Pueblo, and Nambe Pueblo.

The project area is part of a priority landscape referred to as the ‘Greater Santa Fe Fireshed’ or ‘Fireshed’. The Fireshed is a 107,000-acre landscape located along the Santa Fe Mountains in the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Across several fire protection jurisdictions, local forest, and fire and water managers agree that after more than a century of fire exclusion, the Fireshed is at risk of large, high-severity wildfire, post-fire flooding and debris flow.

An open house-style public meeting to share information about the Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project will be held at the Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM, on Thursday, December 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 pm. Attendees are welcome to "come and go" at their leisure during the open house.

Forest personnel want to engage with individuals and organizations in the early stages of the planning process for the project. Input is needed from a variety of perspectives to help USDA Forest Service staff refine a proposal that considers the interests of the stakeholders who use and value the landscape. USDA Forest Service staff will be available to discuss the existing conditions of resources in the project area and the types of activities that may be proposed to address resource concerns.

Contact Hannah Bergemann, Fireshed Coordinator at hannahbergemann@fs.fed.us or (505) 438-5448 for more information. You may also visit the Forest projects page at https://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/santafe/landmanagement/projects.

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Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Era of Megafires Screening at the Jean Cocteau Theatre

Presented by the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition.

Join the Coalition on November 27th at 7pm for a screening of the Era Of Megafires and a panel discussion following the film. Come a little early to grab a drink at the Conservation Cocktails reception at the Jean Cocteau with Fireshed partners and friends.

Tickets cost $8. This will help cover the licensing fees and the venue fees. You can buy them at the door, or online here.

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The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts to talk about the risk of wildfire here in Santa Fe, the impacts fire could have and what the Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition partners are doing to prepare. Panel speakers include:

  • James Melonas (SFNF Supervisor)

  • Jens Stevens (USGS Researcher)

  • Anne Bradley (TNC NM), and

  • Eytan Krasilovsky (FSG NM).

The Panel will be facilitated by Kendal Martel (FSG).

While the movie was produced in the Northwest, it still is very applicable to the Southwest. You can get a feel for the hour-long movie by watching this shorter 15-minute TED talk beforehand.   

Additional information:

The rise of highly destructive megafires -- wildfires over 100,000 acres -- has become one of today's most pressing and complex problems, threatening our communities, homes, businesses and even our very way of life. Facing the reality of this issue is daunting, but like all wicked problems, through education and action we can change the way fire comes to our forests and communities.  

The Era of Megafires is a 60-minute multi-media presentation that combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessburg (Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service) with the visual storytelling of award-winning film company, North 40 Productions. It’s presented in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and animations.   

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Sep
10
to Sep 13

Local Presentations in New Mexico: Climate change, fire, and potential type conversions in the Southwestern U.S.

Presenter: Sean Parks, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, USFS RMRS

Coordinated by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.

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Wildland fire is a pervasive disturbance agent on the Gila NF and beyond. Consequently, understanding those factors that drive historic and contemporary fire regimes provides insight as to what we might expect in future decades as the climate continues to warm. In this presentation, I will discuss a few studies that have been recently completed or are currently underway. The first pertains to an evaluation of the drivers and distribution of high-severity fire; I will highlight the corresponding geospatial maps that predict the probability of high-severity fire in your area and discuss how these maps can be used for planning purposes. I will also showcase a study that evaluated potential climate-induced changes in fire regime characteristics and vegetation types; this study suggests that some areas currently forested in New Mexico will convert to non-forest in future decades. Lastly, I will discuss the potential for fire-facilitated conversion from forest to non-forest in New Mexico and beyond. I look forward to sharing my research, hearing your feedback, discussing ways to improve future research efforts.

Presentation schedule:
Monday, September 10, 11:00am-1:00pm: Santa Fe NF Supervisor’s Office, Conference Room A, Santa Fe, NM
 
Tuesday, September 11, 11:00am – 12:15pm: New Mexico Highlands University, Lora Shields Building room #215, Las Vegas, NM
 
Thursday, September 13, 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Grant County Conference Center, 3031 Highway 180 East, Silver City, NM

Here is list of papers that are relevant to this presentation:
 
High severity fire: evaluating its key drivers and mapping its probability across western US forests
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aab791
 
What drives low-severity fire in the Southwestern USA?
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/9/4/165
 
Analog-based fire regime and vegetation shifts in mountainous regions of the western US
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/55029

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Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Learning Exchange: Hyde Park Project Hiking Tour

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The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition is hosting a learning exchange into the Hyde Park Project on Saturday, August 11th. The hiking tour will start at 9:00 am at the Black Canyon day use parking lot and will end at 12:00. The hiking tour will include stops to view thinning and burning sites in the watershed and the Hyde Park pile burn area. The hike is 2 miles in moderate terrain.  Industry professionals will speak about the project overview, impacts on wildlife and pollinators and prescribed fire use. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Jul
9
5:30 PM17:30

Fire History in the Fireshed: A Wildfire Risk Assessment

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Join the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coaltion for a free community meeting on Monday, July 9, at Santa Fe Indian School, in the Francis Abeyta Building, beginning at 5:30 pm. Presentations will include professionals from The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Geological Survey. The last half-hour of the evening is reserved to address your questions.

The topic of the meeting is fire history in the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed, a Fireshed Assessment of wildfire risk, and a strategy for mitigating the wildfire risk across the landscape. To prepare for the meeting, take a look at the recently completed Risk Assessment.

Come ten minutes early to park and find your way into the building.

Learn more about this topic.

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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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