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Community-Based Forest Management in Northern New Mexico

A person chainsaws a tree body in the middle of a forest.

July 9, 2021 – This month on Our Land, Correspondent Laura Paskus visits the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico. There she discovered a unique approach to forest management. That model is based on community and is designed and created around historical government models like the acequia system. The Cerro Negro Forest Council celebrates tradition and culture in a way that has paid big dividends for the forest and those who live right close next to it.  

Correspondent: 
Laura Paskus 

Guest: 
J.R. Logan, Cerro Negro Forest Council Secretary/Treasurer 
Richard Cordova, Cerro Negro Forest Council Leñero 
David Fermin Arguello, Cerro Negro Forest Council member  
Art Montoya, Cerro Negro Forest Council Mayordomo 

For More Information: 
Cerro Negro Forest Council Website 
Carson National Forest Website 

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