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The Line: Fire Season Approaches

1138 Bracing for Wildfires

March 23, 2018 – New Mexico is getting ready for an intense fire season. Experts predict that a drought may cause fires to burn hotter and faster than past years. Is New Mexico doing enough to minimize the risk? How can homeowners and others prepare? Gene Grant leads the Line panel in a discussion on how our state might best handle the coming fire season.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

Further reading:
Bracing for the big one this wildfire season – by Andrew Oxford and Sarah Halasz Graham, The Santa Fe New Mexican
Fire Season 2018: Hotter, faster fires expected this year – by Ollie Reed Jr., Albuquerque Journal

Our Land: Preparing Homes For Fire Season

March 8, 2018 – This month on Our Land, we visit with tree ring scientist Tom Swetnam, a professor emeritus at the University of Arizona. Swetnam has studied forest ecology and fire regimes in the southwestern United States, including in the Jemez Mountains, where he returned to live a few years ago. But Swetnam isn’t just peering into the distant past. He’s also well-aware of the fire dangers in the Jemez, where he has worked to thin trees on his own property, shared knowledge with neighbors, and helped his local community understand how to keep their homes and neighborhoods safer from fire–and protect firefighters, too.

Additional Information:

Firewise Program

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

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