Luera Mountain Collaborative Rx

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Magdalena, New Mexico; May and July 2019

The Module, New Mexico Prescribed Fire Council, the New Mexico State Land Office, The Nature Conservancy- Arizona and Colorado Chapters, New Mexico Fish and Game, Chama Peak Land Alliance, Colorado State University, and the Bureau of Land Management came together to conduct the final operational portions of a massive multi-year collaborative effort in the Lueras mountains.

This collaborative burn was no small effort, with around 25,000 acres treated, ten years of planning conducted, and numerous agency partners involved.

Over 6,000 acres were previously burned as a TREX in 2017, and many of the partners present then continued their work this year over the course of two multi-day operational periods. The work primarily focused on restoring the mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, and pinon/juniper woodlands to conditions within their natural range of variability.