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2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

2011 Wildland Fire Season in New Mexico

-Forests and Woodlands

Photo Credit: NOAA

Dr. Douglas Cram

New Mexico State University


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

Composite Satellite Image 2011 (NOAA)


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

NOAA Satellite Image June 20, 2011


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Photo by John Fowler


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Photo by Kristen Hornig


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Photo by Kristen Hornig


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Photo by Morgan Petroski


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Photo by Burt Stalter


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

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


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

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 ac25%

  • Moderate39,910 ac36%

  • Low43,450 ac39%

“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 ac25%

  • Moderate 39,910 ac36%

  • Low43,450 ac39%

“…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


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

41 trees

135 years

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

475+ yrs old

32+ fires

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

Range Improvement Task Force

Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences


2011 wildland fire season in new mexico forests and woodlands

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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