Santa Fe National Forest fuels & restoration videos, parts 5 and 6

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Screenshot from Part 5 of the Santa Fe NF series of videos on fuel management.

Here are parts five and six in the series of 12 videos produced by the Santa Fe National Forest on the topic of fuel management and forest restoration.

Fuel Management is defined as:

An act or practice of controlling flammability and reducing resistance to control of wildland fuels [vegetation] through mechanical, chemical, biological, or manual means, or by fire, in support of land management objectives.

Forest Restoration:

Actions to re-instate ecological processes, which accelerate recovery of forest structure, ecological functioning and biodiversity levels towards those typical of climax forest, i.e. the end-stage of natural forest succession.

Part 5, How We Fix This

Part 6, Case Study The Venado Fire

Other videos in the series, published weekly, can be seen here. The final video will appear on October 20, 2019.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

One thought on “Santa Fe National Forest fuels & restoration videos, parts 5 and 6”

  1. After this past week’s disappointing news regarding the Mexican Spotted Owl ESA lawsuit win, all these successful fuels treatments portrayed in the video series using logging, thinning , and prescribed burning the US Forest Service in New Mexico has had and is sharing came to a crashing halt! USFS cannot even issue firewood cutting permits on FS lands in NM . Sad selfish unnecessary litigation.


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