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2011 Wildland Fire Season in New Mexico

-Forests and Woodlands

Photo Credit: NOAA

Dr. Douglas Cram

New Mexico State University

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Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Photo by John Fowler

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Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Photo by Kristen Hornig

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Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Photo by Kristen Hornig

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Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Photo by Morgan Petroski

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Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Photo by Burt Stalter

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2011 Large SW Forest Fires

White – 10,356 acres

Las Chance – 53,342

Miller – 88,835

Horseshoe 2 – 222,954

Mayhill – 31,861

Wallow, AZ – 538,049

Track – 27,792

Wallow, NM – 15,407

Pacheco – 10,250

Las Conchas – 156, 593

Lookout – 22,687

Total – 1,178,126 acres

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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Burn Severity Mapping

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

las conchas burn severity
Las Conchas Burn Severity
  • High 28,470 ac 25%
  • Moderate 39,910 ac 36%
  • Low 43,450 ac 39%

“Not all of the acreage within the fire perimeters burned severely and in fact much was unburned or burned only at low and moderate severity.”

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

low moderate or high
Low, Moderate, or High?

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

low moderate or high1
Low, Moderate, or High?

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

low moderate or high2
Low, Moderate, or High?

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

low moderate or high3
Low, Moderate, or High?

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

moderate burn severity
Moderate Burn Severity

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

moderate burn severity1
Moderate Burn Severity

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

las conchas burn severity1
Las Conchas Burn Severity
  • High 28,470 ac 25%
  • Moderate 39,910 ac 36%
  • Low 43,450 ac 39%

“…much of these areas burned as we would expect them to…”

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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41 trees

135 years

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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475+ yrs old

32+ fires

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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Doug Cram

[email protected]

575-646-8130

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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