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Potential Operational Delineations (PODS) Workshop

On March 26th & 27th a Potential Operational Delineations (PODS) workshop was held with the San Juan & Rio Grande National Forests, county emergency management, local fire managers and local non-profits. PODs are useful for planning strategic response and summarizing wildfire risk within predefined polygons throughout a landscape. Local fire experts identified control locations in

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Valle Seco Hazardous Fuels Project Proposal

The San Juan National Forest is proposing a fuels reduction project in the 2-3-2 landscape in the Valle Seco area. The initial proposal is to use targeted shrub mastication and forest thinning to reduce hazardous fuels and increase wildfire resilience on approximately 2,800 acres along Forest Service roads in the Valle Seco Area. The purpose

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Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

Call for Applications from Landowners: Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Through a partner effort, the Regional Conservation Partners Program grant “Building Resiliency in the San Juan – Rio Chama Region” was recently approved for $3.25 million in funding. This grant is a collaborative project to implement on-the-ground conservation practices on forest, range, and irrigated lands

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New Mexico city celebrates $450M drinking water project

A $450 million drinking water project that was first conceived decades ago is paying off as New Mexico’s largest metro area has slashed its reliance on groundwater by almost 70 percent despite the arid state’s struggles with drought. Utility officials are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the San Juan-Chama Project. It has resulted in billions of

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Renewed Investments in our Forest Products Business Community

In response to renewed optimism on the part of our forest products business community, five new and current forest products businesses in southwest Colorado are receiving financing and making significant investments in their businesses through the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) Forest Business Loan Fund.  Circle sawmills, wood excelsior and logging equipment have all been

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Establishing Critical Connections and Trust

Through quarterly in-person meetings (hosted at locations throughout the 2-3-2 geography), bi-monthly web meetings, and regular communication, the 2-3-2 has established a critical cross-boundary dialogue about resource management and developed networks for sharing resources, lessons learned, and tools for coordinating land management activities.  Just one of many examples is set forth below. “When Jeremy Marshall

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