Wildfire Network is partnering with Santa Fe Youthworks, a non-profit that creates opportunities for disconnected youth and families in Northern New Mexico to become engaged and valued members of their communities, Ecotone, an ecological assessment, planning, monitoring, and education service, and Arid Lands Innovation LLC,  to provide hands-on training on projects in wildfire mitigation and land management.

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.

Our Mission

Wildfire Network works in pursuit of community wildfire resiliency by working with young adults and communities to promote firefighter safety, job development and youth mentorship. Through wildland and prescribed fire training, we employ and mentor at-risk youth in forest health, wildfire mitigation and safe firefighting techniques. We educate K-12 youth about natural fire processes within their environment and provide aid to communities with wildfire risk reduction and property stewardship.

Wildfire Network believes the cornerstone of community wildfire resiliency is education in adaptive management techniques on and around private property.

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