We are a citizen coalition united in calling for a comprehensive environmental impact statement be completed prior to any tree cutting and burning on forested public lands above Santa Fe. This environmental review must: first, recognize the lawful right of citizens to be fully informed participants in managing their lands; second, must evaluate a full range of alternatives, including those based on scientific opinion opposed to extensive vegetation clearing; and third disclose and evaluate all cumulative impacts on air quality from prescribed burning, the effects of mechanical treatments on water quality,
soils and wildlife including stream sedimentation, soil erosion, displacement of wildlife, habitat modification and the spread of invasive weed species.
FOREST REALITY HIKE Sunday August 19, 9am.
Join Sam Hitt and the Santa Fe Forest Coalition to see for yourself Forest Service plans to clear and burn trees in roadless wilderness quality land near Hyde Memorial State Park.
Meet at the Black Canyon Campground trailhead parking lot just off State Highway 475 (Ski Basin road). Bring water and rain gear. The two mile hike with moderate uphill climb takes approximately 2 hours. Free. Everyone welcome.
Tree Cutting and Burning in Wilderness Quality Lands Near Hyde State Park Challenged,
Thursday, May 24, 2018
See the full press release
. See the associated article
in the San Fe New Mexican.
Please sign our online petition. It calls for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that fully complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in regard to the tree cutting and burning program for
the scenic 107,000 acre forest on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo mountains above Santa Fe known as the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed.
Sign the petition here.
George Wuerthner gave a talk on "Wildfire and Forest Health: Myths & Reality", on November 5, 2017 at Body of Santa Fe. You may have seen George's recent editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican:
Recognizing the Growing Threat of Wildfire
We recorded George's talk on Sunday. It is availale online in two parts: