Fuels Measure Class

Santa Fe Youthworks crew were in the Cibola National Forest measuring fuels loading on the Sulphur Canyon project with Krista Bonfantine of Arid Lands Innovation LLC.  Building on what they learned in their S130/190 class about fuel size classes, Krista explained the why and how of measuring fuels, how it is used by prescribed fire practitioners and fire modeling.

The crew then laid out transects and measured 1-hour, 10-hour, 100-hour and 1000-hour fuels, inputting them into the ForestMeasure app. 

This coming weekend, the community abutting Sulpher Canyon will be gathering fuelwood on the ground from this project with the help of the crew.  They will then come back and re-measure the fuels to see the difference in loads. 

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Wildfire Network promotes firefighter safety, vocational job and business creation, and youth education in pursuit of community wildfire resiliency. We guide wildland and prescribed fire training in a focused and safety minded manner, train and mentor youth in forest health, wildfire mitigation and safe firefighting techniques, educate K-12 students on natural fire processes within their environment and aid communities in obtaining needed assistance with wildfire risk reduction and property stewardship. 

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