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Forest Service Resumes Fuelwood Permit Sales on Carson, Cibola, Gila, Lincoln, Santa Fe and Tonto National Forests

By SFNF The court-ordered injunction suspending all timber management activities on the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona has been modified to allow the personal cutting and collection of fuelwood.  The Forest Service will resume permit sales immediately. Southwestern Regional Forester Cal Joyner …

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National Wildfire Risk Report Ranks Santa Fe as 12th Highest At-Risk City in West; Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition Addresses High Wildfire Risk

By Santa Fe Fire-shed Coalition  The 2019 Wildfire Risk Report from Core Logic, an industry analytics firm, recently ranked Santa Fe 12th out of the top 15 metropolitan areas in the Western United States for high and extreme wildfire risk to structures. According to the report, 23,546 homes in the …

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SFNF Plans Multiple Prescribed Burns this Fall for a More Resilient Landscape

By SFNF Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions this fall to conduct prescribed burns across the forest to remove hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems. Depending on conditions, including fuel moisture …

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Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned for Mid-September to Restore Forest Health, Reduce Risk of Wildfire

By SFNF Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to initiate a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed on the Española Ranger District as early as Monday, Sept. …

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