Fireshed Community Tour, Sat., Aug. 11

080918 - GSFF Community Fireshed Tour

Santa Fe, NM (August 9, 2018) – For Immediate Release. The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition (Coalition) is hosting a hiking tour of the Hyde Park Project, which will include the viewing of thinning and burning sites in the Santa Fe watershed on Saturday, August 11.

The hiking tour will start with a 9:00 a.m. departure from the Black Canyon Campground Day Use parking lot with the actual hike occurring from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participants will return to the Black Canyon Campground Day Use parking lot at 12:00 p.m.

The two-mile hike is in moderate terrain, therefore appropriate attire should be considered. Industry professionals will provide project overview, impacts on wildlife and pollinators, and prescribed fire use. The event is free to the public. Please RSVP in advance here: http://www.santafefireshed.org

Date:

Saturday, August 11

Time:

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tour Departure Location:

Black Canyon Campground, Day Use parking lot

704 Hyde Park Road

Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Santa Fe Fireshed refers to a 107,000 acre landscape in the Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains that extends to the east of Tesuque and Santa Fe, on to Pecos, NM south of I-25. It includes part of the Santa Fe National Forest, the Pueblos of Tesuque and Nambé, the Village of Tesuque, Hyde Memorial State Park, Santa Fe City Watershed, Ski Santa Fe Ski Basin, and other public and private land areas.

The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition formed in 2015 as an informal partnership of land manage-ment agencies such as the Santa Fe National Forest, fire departments, non-profit organizations, and interest groups. The Coalition’s mission is to use a proactive, collaborative approach to improve the health and long-term resilience of forested watersheds and communities by addressing wildfire. To this end, The Nature Conservancy conducted a wildfire risk assessment of the forested watersheds and communities within the Fireshed boundaries that quantifies the likelihood of wildfire occurring, it’s probable intensity, and the susceptibility of values-at-risk to wildfire effects.

For more information on the Santa Fe Fireshed and the Coalition, visit http://www.santafefireshed.org/.  

For information on the Santa Fe National Forest visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/santafe.

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