Fire Prevention

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Taos Soil and Water Conservation District provides technical and financial assistance to local landowners to develop defensible space areas around homes and structures located in the wild land/urban interface. Utilizing a professional forestry consultant, the District was able to implement fire prevention strategies as well as improve overall forest health in critical areas of Taos County.

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A typical forest thinning project located near Red River, NM.  
Aspen, a fire retardant species, is left standing as well as a good portion of conifer trees.