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Resilient Landscapes - Fire Adapted Communities - Safe & Effective Wildfire Response
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File PDF document Study on Megafires as unusual in long-term
Unprecedented study relies on more than 1,500 years of tree-ring data and hundreds of years of fire-scar records gathered from Ponderosa Pine forests.
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Unprecedented study relies on more than 1,500 years of tree-ring data and hundreds of years of fire-scar records gathered from Ponderosa Pine forests
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Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
New FAC Learning Network Video
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Publication of Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center.
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Webinar presentation by Laurie Huckaby, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station. Hosted by the Southern Rocky Mountain Ecoregion (SRME) Consortium on 2/16/11.
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Fire suppression in the last century has resulted in forests with excessive amounts of biomass, leading to more severe wildfires, covering greater areas, requiring more resources for suppression and mitigation, and causing increased onsite and offsite damage to forests and watersheds. Forest managers are now attempting to reduce this accumulated biomass by thinning, prescribed fire, and other management activities. These activities will impact watershed health, particularly as larger areas are treated and treatment activities become more widespread in space and in time. Management needs, laws, social pressures, and legal findings have underscored a need to synthesize what we know about the cumulative watershed effects of fuel management activities. In this 2010 synthesis by the Rocky Mountain Research Station, 14 chapters were defined covering fire and forests, machinery, erosion processes, water yield and quality, soil and riparian impacts, aquatic and landscape effects, and predictive tools and procedures. These chapters provide an overview of our current understanding of the cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States.
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Read about this year’s fire season, news from the National Interagency Fire Center, what’s a “megafire” and more at:
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This website is an interagency effort by federal and state agencies in New Mexico to provide timely, accurate fire and restriction information for the entire state. The agencies that support this site are National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, State of New Mexico, Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management. This site will be updated as often as new information is available from the Southwest Coordination Center, individual forests, national parks, state lands, tribal ands and BLM offices. Our aim is to provide one website where the best available information and links related to fire and restrictions can be accessed.
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The Southwest Area (SWA) is one of eleven Geographic Areas across the United States and Alaska. It is established to manage collaboratively wildland fire and other incident management activities throughout the States of Arizona and New Mexico, and the Federal units located in the western parts of Oklahoma and Texas to the 100th meridian. Primary cooperating Federal and State Agencies in the Southwest Area include the USDA Forest Service, USDI Bureau of Land Management, USDI National Park Service, USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, State of Arizona (Arizona State Land Department), and the State of New Mexico (Division of Forestry).
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