Drought and Fire in Taos Canyon. What can you expect and how do you prepare?

Drought and Fire in Taos Canyon. What can you expect and how do you prepare?

Drought and Fire in Taos Canyon.
What can you expect and how do you prepare?

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 : 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Bataan Hall, 121 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, New Mexico

The Rio Fernando de Taos Revitalization Collaborative invites YOU to a free evening presentation on Thursday, May 24th, 2018. We will be discussing the future of Drought and Fire in Taos Canyon.  What can you expect and how do you prepare?  Please join us at Bataan Hall, 121 Civic Plaza Drive, right in the center of Taos, New Mexico.

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Dr. Craig Allen, a Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological survey and a highly respected expert on the past, present and future of landscapes in New Mexico will lead a panel of other local experts to explore how we can all prepare for wildfire in a hotter, drier future including impacts to our water quality and neighborhoods. What does the future hold? What does the evolving face of fire mean to YOU? How can YOU prepare?

The presentation will kick off Thursday, May 24, 5:30. Dr. Allen will present ”Preparing for a Hotter Future in the Taos Watersheds: Forest, Fire and Water.

At 6:15 the panelists will describe their work in the Rio Fernando de Taos Corridor, how members of the audience can get involved and how they can prepare now and for the future.

Panel members include Erica Enjady, Forestry & Fuels Program Manager, U.S. Forest Service, Nathan Sanchez, the Chief Planner for Taos County and Chris Coté the Coordinator for the Taos County Wildland/Urban Interface. After that the panel will take questions from the audience and wrap up around 7:30 pm.

The Taos Land Trust is proud to be a key member of the Rio Fernando de Taos (RFdT) Revitalization Collaborative works to improve water quality and wildlife habitat, restore acequias, protect agricultural lands, reduce forest fires, and increase recreational access to the Rio Fernando for all Taos County residents. Collaborative leaders include Amigos Bravos, Taos County, Taos Land Trust, Taos Valley Acequia Association, The Nature Conservancy, Town of Taos, and U.S. Forest Service.




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Jim O'Donnell

Jim was born and raised in southern Colorado. He obtained both a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico. After ten years as an archaeologist and Jim served as the lead organizer for the Coalition for the Valle Vidal and after as the Northern Director for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. Today Jim works part time as a freelance journalist, conservation photographer and our communications lead. He is the author of “Notes for the Aurora Society” and leads yearly photography workshops to Havana, Cuba.