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Understanding Prescribed Fires on the Gila National Forest and Anticipating Fire Restrictions

Silver City, NM. April 19, 2021.  The Gila National Forest is a fire-dependent landscape. This landscape requires periodic fire which helps reduce hazardous fuels, protect human communities from extreme fires, minimize the spread of pests and disease, provide forage for game, recycle nutrients back to the soil, and promote the growth of trees, wildflowers, and […]

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Gila National Forest: Silver City Ranger District Planning Winter/Spring Vegetation Treatments

Silver City, NM, January 6, 2021–For Immediate Release. The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning four vegetation treatments this winter and spring to reduce hazardous fuels conditions, protect private infrastructure in the wildland urban interface, and improve wildlife habitat.  Smoke production should be light, and impacts kept to the local area. The […]

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