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2016 NM Wildland Urban Interface Summit

The 2016 Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Summit will be held March 31st through April 2nd in Silver City, New Mexico at the Besse-Forward Global Resource Center on the Western New Mexico University Campus.

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SW Fire Conference 2016

Beyond hazardous fuels: Managing fire for social, ecological, and economic benefit

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Are You Ready for Love Your River Day? We Are!

Are You Ready for Love Your River Day? We Are!

I know it's hard to believe, but February is right around the corner! It's time to mark your calendars for Love Your River Day on Saturday, February 13th at Frenchy's Park in Santa Fe.

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Forest Worker Safety Ceritifcation Class

New Mexico Forest Industry Association is proposing to hold a Forest Worker Safety Certification class in Silver City on February 24-26, 2016.

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Biophysical Settings Review: What it is. How it works. Why it matters.

All ecosystems are dynamic, changing due to growth, succession and disturbances. Modeling large landscapes in the United States requires the collective knowledge of experienced and knowledgeable vegetation and fire experts. In collaboration with hundreds of colleagues, LANDFIRE produced more than 1,000 state-and-transitions models and descriptions — one for every ecosystem (called Biophysical Settings or BpS) mapped by the Program. The result is a major contribution to basic and applied vegetation ecology across the country.

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NM State Forestry - Returning Heroes at Career Fairs

Returning Heroes representatives will be recruiting at two career fairs this week!

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Western wildfires threaten water supplies, study finds

WASHINGTON — The risk of severe wildfires in the West also threatens the region’s increasingly scarce water supply, a new study finds.

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New Mexico State Forestry Division Announces Achievements in Watershed Restoration Initiative

The New Mexico State Forestry Division has achieved accelerated progress in Governor Susana Martinez’s Watershed Restoration Initiative. The $6.2 million appropriation was signed into law in 2014, issuing severance tax dollars to treat priority watersheds on public land. By the end of this year, nearly half of the targeted 7,700 acres will have been completed and seven (7) of the projects will be finished.

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Society of American Foresters - 2015 National Convention

REGISTRATION OPEN: 2015 SAF Convention Recreating Forestry: The Confluence of Science, Society and Technology - Join us in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 3-7, where forestry and natural resources professionals from across the country will discuss contemporary forest resource management issues and examine the trends and technologies shaping the profession.

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Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy

Washington – In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degredation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.

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Watershed protection project a winner for disaster prep solutions

The Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project won the People's Choice award in a national Solution Search competition hosted by the nonprofit Rare. Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project Operations Specialist Mark Brehl accepted the award in Washington D.C. on Monday.

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13th Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region

October 5-8, 2015, Northern Arizona University High Country Conference Center

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Soil Nutrients May Keep Plants from Slowing Down Climate Change

Soil Nutrients May Keep Plants from Slowing Down Climate Change

Plants have been hailed as possible saviors of the planet as it continues to warm up, especially considering that they can absorb more harmful carbon dioxide than previously thought. However, now new research says soil nutrients may hinder this plan, keeping plants from slowing down climate change.

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Six Shooter Watershed Restoration Project Underway

Reserve, NM – Work by New Mexico State Forestry on a 667-acre watershed restoration treatment project southeast of Reserve has begun.

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