The Edgewood Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) would first like to extend our condolences for the losses during the Dog Head Fire.
Edgewood SWCD staff has been working closely with the US Forest Service (USFS), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Pueblo of Isleta, and Bernalillo and Torrance Counties to ensure that the fire rehabilitation on both the USFS and private properties is being addressed.
During the New Mexico 2017 Wildland Urban Interface Summit on March 30th, the Collaborative Group reported on the Dog Head Fire. (See the full report below)
Dog Head Fire/Telling the Integrated Story 2.0 - Strategic Thinking Across Territorial Lines Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands
Sandia Collaborative Meeting
The Sandia Collaborative will continue to hold monthly meetings the third Thursday of each month.
The next meeting will be held on July 20th beginning at 9:30 AM.
Location TBA at a later date.
For more information, please call 832-1111.
The Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts has implemented stage 2 fire restriction.
Record warm temperatures and exceptionally dry fuel moisture levels are expected to increase the fire danger level significantly. These condition are expected to continue over the next week or so.
Because of the increased fire danger, and to protect public health and safety, Stage II fire restrictions are implemented.
Under Stage II fire restrictions, the following are prohibited:
• Building or maintaining a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove
• Explosives, fireworks, or any pyrotechnic device
• Smoking, except in a vehicle or building or an area that has no vegetation such as a parking lot
• Chainsaws or other equipment powered by a combustion engine (prohibited from 10 AM - 6 PM)
• Welding or operating a torch with an open flame
• Using a motor vehicle off of National Forest System roads, except in developed campgrounds and trailheads and areas within 10 feet of the roadway where there is no vegetation
• Discharging firearms
The restriction orders will remain in effect until December 31, 2017, or until rescinded. Violations of these orders are punishable by a fine of $5,000 for individuals, $10,000 for organizations, and/or 6 months of imprisonment.
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