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Dr. Chad Hanson, who is a forest and fire ecologist with the John Muir Project, and a National Director of the Sierra Club gave a talk entitled Fire in our Southwestern Forests: How can we protect our forests, our homes and ourselves? at Collected Works Bookstore on Sunday, September 23.

Dr. Hanson discussed our evolving understanding of the role of mixed-intensity fire in our forests, and the often seemingly counter-intuitive lessons that are emerging from the current science. He also discussed the importance of forest protection as climite change mitigation, and the ways that communities can safely coexist with wildland fire.

Videos of the talk are available online:

Introduction & Talk

Q & A Session

Areas of Agreement and Uncertainty - a written extract from Dr. Hanson's talk about points of agreement and uncertainty regarding forest management.

Bullet Points from Chad Hanson's Presentation

Thanks to Journey Santa Fe and Wild Earth Guardians for sponsoring the talk. It was well attended with more than 50 people in the audience.



George Wuerthner gave a talk on "Wildfire and Forest Health: Myths & Reality", on November 5, 2017 at Body of Santa Fe. You may have seen George's recent editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Recognizing the Growing Threat of Wildfire

We recorded George's talk on Sunday. It is availale online in two parts:

Part 1

Part 2




Lawsuit

01/15/2019:   Overview of Summary Judgement Brief and The Brief Itself
 
08/28/2018:   Press Release – Groups Seek to Halt Cutting and Burning in Wilderness Quality Forests Near Santa Fe
 
                       Preliminary Injunction Motion and Brief          Hitt Declaration          McCampbell Declaration
 
 
05/24/2018:   Lawsuit: Hyde Park tree-thinning plan needs more study
 
05/24/2018:   Hyde Park Project Lawsuit
 

Studies and Articles

Response to TNC on wildfires
 
Keep carbon in the forests
 
Treat homes, not forests, to reduce wildfire risk
 
Smokescreen: Why Prescribed Burns Won't Reduce Wildfires
 
Camp Fire Renews Focus On Blaze Safe Homes Over Tree Care
 
Forest Protection in the Trump Era
 
Everything You Wanted To Know About Wildland Fires
 
Defensible Space: The Best and Only Hope
 
Forest protection and higher fire severity fires
 
Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows
 
How to think about fuel reduction effectiveness
 
Fuel reduction does not significantly alter fire behavior
 
Fewer trees do not equate to fewer fires
 
Old Forests Cool the World
 
Roadless Areas and Clean Water
 
Adapt to more wildfire as climate changes
 
Fire Probability & Fuel Treatment Effectiveness
 
Ips Beetles and Forest Thinning Activities
 
Bark Beetles Might Be A Good Thing
 
Pine Engraver Problems Associated With Thinning
 

Analysis

Wildfires Rarely Encounter Fuel Treatments
 
Acres Burned by Year 1900 to Present
 
200+ Scientists – Open Letter to Decision Makers Concerning Wildfires in the West
 
Clearing Forests May Transform Local – and Global – Climate
 
No Trees Means No Rain
 
Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes
 
Climate vs. logging in forest fire causes
 
Pine Beetle Suppression: Does Science Support Current Policy?
 
Wilderness Protection Reduces Wildfires
 
Arizona's 4FRI Project
 
The Roadless Area Conservation Rule - - 2009 Letter from over 75 Scientists to President Obama supporting the Roadless Rule
 
Quotes
 

Op-Eds

President Trump is Wrong about Wildfire Prevention
 
Fire in our Southwestern Forests
 
Keep Defending Trees, Air And Water
 
Using Wildfires as an Excuse to Plunder Forests
 
The Irreplaceable Tree
 
Be For The Forest
 
Leave La Cueva Block E alone
 
Ain't What You Think
 
Help Save Our Forest
 
Forest Mismanagement
 
One size does not fit all
 
Thinning and Wildlife
 
The Truth about Thinning
 

Hyde Park Pacheco Canyon Comments

Letter to James Melona, Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor regarding Southwestern white pine and slash in the Hyde Park project
 
DSA Letter to New Mexico Congressionals Regarding the Hyde Park Project
 
Lawsuit: Hyde Park tree-thinning plan needs more study
 
Hyde Park Project Lawsuit
 
Breeding Bird Survey
 
Audubon Hyde Park WUI Comments
 
SFFC Coalition Hyde Park WUI Comments
 
Wildearth Guardians Wild Watershed Hyde Park Pacheco Canyon
 
Sierra Club Hyde Park WUI Comments
 
TWS Scoping Letter Hyde Park Pacheco Canyon
 

In The News

President Trump is Wrong about Wildfire Prevention
 
Sarah Hyden on KSFR
 
Before There's Smoke – Lawsuit challenging wildfire mitigation calls for more study, public input before moving forward
 
Activists ask court to delay forest-thinning project
 
Sam Hitt and Jan Boyer on KSFR
 
Lawsuit: Hyde Park tree-thinning plan needs more study
 
Hyde Park Project Lawsuit
 
Dogwood Fire Started by Brush Clearing
 

Maps

Block E
 
Greater Santa Fe Fireshed
 

Photo Gallery

Photos of cleared and burned areas of the Santa Fe Watershed, Hyde Park, La Cueva, Jemez and Gallinas forests
 
Forest Service PR
 
Illegal Logging During Thinning
 
Stop Thinning Website
 
Thinned Forest 1
 
Thinned Forest 2
 
Thinned Forest 3
 
Thinned Forest 4
 
Thinned Forest FR263
 

References

City of Santa Fe WUI: Wildland Fire Hazard and Risk Analysis
 
NEPA
 
Sierra Club v. Bosworth
 
Contact Congress NM
 



 

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