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December 12, 2018
City, Forest Service, Fireshed Coalition Asking for Public Input at Open House

 

City, Forest Service, Fireshed Coalition Asking for Public Input at Open House

 

Open House December 13th for input on Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project

 

Santa Fe, NM – The City and partners in managing the Santa Fe “Fireshed” want you to come make your voice heard at an open house this Thursday, December 13th.

Attendees are invited to come and go between 4:00pm and 6:30pm at the Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office (11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe—just south of town on Highway 14, past the Santa Fe Brewing Company.)

The Espanola and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger Districts of the Santa Fe National Forest are developing a project to manage the Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project, covering an area of nearly 50,000 acres of forest service land just east of Santa Fe.

The land is part of Santa Fe’s Fireshed, a 107,000-acre landscape located along the Santa Fe Mountains in the Southern Sangre de Cristo Moutnain Range. This landscape includes the municipal reservoirs, which provide up to 40% of the City’s drinking water supply. The fireshed is considered at risk of a large, high-severity wildfire, post-fire flooding and debris flows.

At the meeting, Forest Service personnel will share information and engage with individuals and organizations in the early stages of this planning process, ensuring that public input is taken into account from the beginning, as well as discussing existing conditions, public values, and addressing stakeholder concerns.

For more information, contact Fireshed Coordinator Hannah Bergemann, at [bot protected email address] or (505) 438-5548.

 

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