Wildfire Protection

The Claunch-Pinto Soil and Water Conservation District provides comprehensive services and support to help protect our resources from catastrophic wildfire.

The 2003 Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) provided meaningful statutory incentives for the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM to give consideration to the priorities of local communities as they develop and implement comprehensive forest management planning and hazardous fuels reduction projects. The process of developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) will help communities clarify and refine their priorities for the protection of life, property, and critical infrastructure in areas within and adjacent the Wildland Urban Interface. The plan will make recommendations for educating the public and conducting fuel reduction treatments.  Importantly, a CWPP will make landowners eligible to receive federal funding through the HFRA for hazardous fuels reduction treatments, equipment for wildland fire suppression and public outreach.

Preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan: A Handbook for Wildland-Urban Interface Communities

Claunch-Pinto SWCD for Defensible Space and Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project

Deer Canyon Preserve: Ice & Fire
Presentation given at Deer Canyon Preserve, Mountainair, on October 20, 2018, by Shelley Rossbach, regarding area wildfire risks and reactions. PDF of presentation available here.

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