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Forests Under Siege

4.22.2022 –The 2011 Las Conchas Fire burned 156,000 acres of the Jemez Mountains. At the time, Las Conchas was the largest fire in New Mexico’s recorded history. Here in New Mexico, wildfire season is getting longer. Wildfires, bigger. We look at how climate change is altering New Mexico’s forests and what the future holds.

Correspondent: Laura Paskus


Daniel Denipah, forestry director, Pueblo of Santa Clara

Laura McCarthy, New Mexico State Forester

John Formby, forest health specialist, New Mexico Forestry Division

Lindsey Quam, deputy director of forests, New Mexico Forestry Division

For More Information:

Updates & Resources on Current Fires in NM – National Interagency Fire Center

NM Fire Info & NM Fire Info on Facebook

Fire and Smoke Map