The Forestry Source - June 2017 - 5
Agroforestry. Urban. Fire. Water. Utilization.
Field Tours Filled with Ideas, Best Practices, and Inspiration
Get to know the landscape of New Mexico and see how its
challenges have been met with best practices and fresh ideas.
From agroforestry to watershed restoration, these firsthand
experiences will inspire your work.
Rio Grande Water Fund/Santa Fe Fireshed Learn how the
Rio Grande Water Fund is being used to accelerate the forest
restoration in north central New Mexico to address fire threat
and postfire impacts in a 7-million-acre landscape.
Philmont, Vermejo Park, and Western Wood Industries This
two-day tour shows how rich histories of land grants, mining
claims, and ranching, and how the forests of each property
reflect the different land-use influences of the past.
Rio Grande Bosque Ecology Explore three area parks and
a local pueblo and contrast how management objectives
influence riparian ecosystem restoration.
Agroforestry in New Mexico - Trees Working to Sustain
Soil, Water, & Agriculture Visit a traditional homestead
incorporating multistoried gardens with small-scale livestock
production; learn about range improvement on historic juniper
savannas; and savor the nut from the piñon pine.
Restoration of Interior West Frequent-Fire Forests See
how treatments restoring characteristic forest composition,
structure and spatial patterns, and ecological functions
achieve "desired conditions" over time.
For details, visit www.safconvention.org
and click on Program.
Trees and Historic Plazas: Urban Forestry in Albuquerque
Start in the Sandia Mountains foothills and explore the links
among water, mountains, and city. Then end in the stellar
urban forest on the University of New Mexico campus.
Jemez Mountains Forest Restoration Project (CFLRP)
Visit the Santa Fe National Forest, the Valles Caldera
National Preserve, and Bandelier National Monument.
Walatowa Timber Industries See how this mill utilizes smalldiameter timber obtained from NEPA-certified forest
Register at www.safconvention.org. Limited space available.