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Recent Additions

Response to TNC on wildfires

Keep carbon in the forests

Forest Wisdom — tree communication, resource sharing, cooperation and the unique ways trees sense their surroundings and regenerate following fire

Draft resolution to Santa Fe County Commissioner Anna Hamilton asks for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) instead of a toothless "comprehensive NEPA analysis"

Wildfires Rarely Encounter Fuel Treatments

Acres Burned by Year 1900 to Present

New Mexico SB266/HB266 - Forest and Watershed Restoration Act

Treat homes, not forests, to reduce wildfire risk

Smokescreen: Why Prescribed Burns Won't Reduce Wildfires

Fire in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests: Areas of Agreement and Uncertainty - a written extract from Dr. Hanson's talk about points of agreement and uncertainty regarding forest management.

Camp Fire Renews Focus On Blaze Safe Homes Over Tree Care

DSA Letter to New Mexico Congressionals Regarding the Hyde Park Project

Letter to James Melona, Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor, regarding Southwestern white pine and slash in the Hyde Park project

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WRONG ABOUT WILDFIRE PREVENTION - Dr. Chad Hanson's CNN piece on why more thinning and logging is not the answer. "Butte County, which has been ravaged by the Camp Fire, had been heavily logged in previous years."

Fire in our Southwestern Forests - Sarah Hyden's Op-Ed in the Santa Fe New Mexican, 10/13/18.

Sarah Hyden on KSFR - Tom Trowbridge interviewed Sarah Hyden on the KSFR show Wake-Up Call on November 2, 2018. The Interview begins at 22:10.

Santa Fe Reporter: Keep Defending Trees, Air And Water &mdash Op-ed by Emmy Koponen

DR. CHAD HANSON Sunday September 23, 11am

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

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

Santa Fe Reporter: Before There's Smoke – Lawsuit challenging wildfire mitigation calls for more study, public input before moving forward

NYT Op-ed: Using Wildfires as an Excuse to Plunder Forests

Article by Douglas Bevington: Forest Protection in the Trump Era


Activists who oppose a U.S. Forest Service plan to thin 1,800 acres near Santa Fe have asked a federal judge to delay work scheduled to begin in October in the Hyde Memorial State Park and Pacheco Canyon areas until their legal challenge has been decided.

Read the full article:  Activists ask court to delay forest-thinning project

FOREST REALITY HIKE Sunday September 16, 9am

Join Sam Hitt and the Santa Fe Forest Coalition to see for yourself Forest Service plans to clear and burn trees in roadless wilderness quality land near Hyde Memorial State Park.

Meet at the Black Canyon Campground trailhead parking lot just off State Highway 475 (Ski Basin road). Bring water and rain gear. The two mile hike with moderate uphill climb takes approximately 2 hours. Free. Everyone welcome.

Tree Cutting and Burning in Wilderness Quality Lands Near Hyde State Park Challenged, Thursday, May 24, 2018

See the full press release.   See the associated article in the San Fe New Mexican.