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Gila Mountains - Desired Conditions Workshop

NMFWRI co-sponsored desired conditions workshops that took place in Silver City, NM and Reserve, NM in August 2017

The public was invited to participate in two workshops on the topic of forest restoration in the Gila Mountains. The forest restoration guidelines called Desired Conditions have been published by the US Forest Service. These guidelines seek to restore ecological function to Southwestern forests, as well as reduce the risk of catastrophic fires. The focus of the workshops were to explain and discuss Desired Conditions. Two workshops were held, emphasizing the landscape-level benefits of leaving groups and openings in forest restoration, and the second emphasizing stand-level actions for workers in the woods. The workshops were open to all, including private landowners, especially those who manage ponderosa pine and mixed conifer. Each workshop started with a half-day of indoor presentation of background information, then moved outdoors. 

Desired Conditions Workshop handouts and presentations 

Organizations that Participated in the Gila National Forest Desired Conditions Workshops

Reserve:
U.S. Forest Service Region 3 Regional Office
University of New Mexico
New Mexico Dept. of Game & Fish
New Mexico Forest & Watershed Restoration Institute
USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
Gila National Forest Supervisor’s Office
Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District
Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District
Office of Senator Tom Udall
San Francisco SWCD
Wilderness Society
Defenders of Wildlife
Center for Biological Diversity
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Willow Creek Landowners
Loggeo
Catron County

Silver City:
U.S. Forest Service Region 3 Regional Office
University of New Mexico
New Mexico Dept. of Game & Fish
New Mexico Forest & Watershed Restoration Institute
USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
Gila National Forest Supervisor’s Office
Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District
Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery
Grant SWCD
The Nature Conservancy
Gila Native Plant Society
New Mexico State Land Office
New Mexico Environment Department
Alternative Forestry
Center for Biological Diversity
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Grant County
Caballo SWCD
Grant County Fire Dept.
Bureau of Land Management, Arizona

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