New Mexico Tribal Forest and Fire Summit


Day One - New Mexico Tribal Rx Fire Planning Workshop: The purpose of the workshop is to equip tribal or tribal-affiliated natural resource managers and practitioners with an understanding of the burn planning process to work towards good and thorough surveying, burn plans, and implementation. Participants will learn about elements of prescribed fire planning, which parts of burn plans can be co-created, and BIA’s process for approving burn plans.

Day Two - Challenges and Obstacles in Tribal Forest and Fire Management: This workshop session will bring everyone together to share challenges, concerns and roadblocks that are affecting Tribal projects. Participants will break into small groups to discuss these obstacles and brainstorm ideas and solutions on how to overcome them. The expected outcome is to have a clearer idea on common challenges and obstacles affecting Tribal projects and how we can tackle these collectively. After the session, participants will be joined by invited Tribal leaders to listen and learn about the challenges and the support Tribal communities need to get past these obstacles. The afternoon Break-Out sessions include: Agreements & Contracts; Youth Engagement; and Collaborative Tribal Projects

Day Three - Field Trips: Walatowa Timber Industries (Jemez Pueblo, NM); Rx Pile burn & Biochar demo (Sandia Pueblo, NM); or Santa Ana Pueblo Prescribed Fire Field Trip.

This event is sponsored by the Forest Stewards Guild, New Mexico Forestry Division, The Nature Conservancy, and Trees, Water & People.

Location: Santa Ana Star Casino
Contact Name: James Calabaza
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Jan 30, 2024 (All day) to Feb 1, 2024 (All day)