Zuni Mountains forest restoration begins

The public is invited to participate in plans for the Zuni Mountain Forest Restoration Project at a series of meetings to be held July 23-25.

Community members will have an opportunity learn about plans to restore more than 50,000 high-priority acres of forest in the Zuni Mountains, Mount Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. The goal is to protect important watersheds by preventing catastrophic wildfires, such as last year’s Las Conchas fire, and to create and sustain forest restoration jobs in this region.

Since 2003, a diverse group of stakeholders including the Cibola National Forest, National Wild Turkey Federation, the Forest Guild, the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute, and the Wood Industries Network have been working together to advance projects that improve the ecological health of forested watersheds and the economic health of communities in the Zuni Mountains.


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