New Mexico legislators to debate mandatory burns

New Mexico legislators to debate mandatory burns

State Senator Ron Griggs introduces legislation to prevent disasters like last year’s. Senate Bill 21 proposes doing this by limiting when these fires can take place.



NOTIFICATIONS ON YOUR PHONE. AS WE TOLD YOU, MANDATORY BURNS ARE WHAT CAUSED THE CAT CANYON HERMIT PEAK FIRE. ANGEL SAUCEDO SPEAKS WITH A LEGISLATOR REQUESTING CHANGES IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE BURNS. THE NEXT MANDATORY FIRES ARE SCHEDULED FOR THIS WINTER HERE IN THE SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST. BUT OUR STATE LEGISLATION IS SET TO DEBATE WHETHER IT IS SAFE TO HAVE THESE FIRES. WHILE THE WEATHER WAS WARMER AND THIS SNOW MELTS, WE ALMOST BURNED DOWN. WE ALMOST BURNED LOS VEGAS. ALAMOS. THE IDEA OF MANDATORY BURNS IS SCARING MANY NEW MEXICANS, ESPECIALLY AFTER THE CALF CANYON HERMES PEAK FIRE BURNED MORE THAN 300,000 ACRES OF LAND. IT WAS STARTED BY TWO MANDATORY COMBUSTIONS, ONE WAS A LONG SLIMMING HEAP BURNED AND THE OTHER WAS A CONTROLLED COMBUSTION. THE DEVICE got out of control. Common sense is not very common anymore. WHO WOULD START A FIRE WHEN IT’S DRY? AND THERE’S 60, 70 MPH WINDS AND LEAVE IT ALONE. BUT FIREFIGHTER OFFICIALS IN OUR STATE SAY THAT THERE IS ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAIN FOREST HEALTH WHERE WE WILL BURN HEAPS. SO HEAPS OF DEBRIS FROM A FLOW-THROUGH PROJECT THEREFORE AIM TO IMPROVE WATER COLLECTION CONDITIONS AND FOREST HEALTH. THUS STATE SENATOR RON GRIGGS IS INTRODUCING LEGISLATION THAT SHOULD PREVENT DISASTERS LIKE LAST YEAR’S MANDATORY BURNS OR SOMETHING WE CAN CONTROL. SENATE BILL 21 PROPOSES TO DO THIS BY RESTRICTING THESE FIRES. IT REMOVES IT IN THE MONTHS OF MARCH, APRIL AND MAY. UNDER THIS LEGISLATION, NO STATE, LOCAL, OR TRIBAL GROUP WILL BE ABLE TO CONDUCT MANDATORY CREMATIONS FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, INCLUDING NOT FOR-Profit ENTERPRISES. THE FIRE PROBLEM IS VERY DIFFICULT AND HARD TO FIND A WAY. WE DO NOT MAKE THEM ONLY IN THE SPRING. AND MAYBE WE ELIMINATE THINGS AS WE’VE SEEN RECENTLY. SB 21 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Conservation Committee on Jan. 24. IN THE SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST, ANGEL SALCEDO, KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS IT IS WORTH NOTE HERE, THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS WRITTEN INTO THE LEGISLATION FOR PRIVATE LANDOWNERS. YOU CAN STILL HAVE THE MANDATORY BURNS DURING THE ENTIRE SPRING. TUN, THE NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE RELEASED AN 85-PAGE REPORT ON THE CALF CANYON HARVEST PEAK FIRE, WHERE THE MANDATORY BURNS ARE TAKING PLACE IN MUCH DRYER CONDITIONS THAN USUAL. IT ALSO RECOGNIZES GOVERNMENT PRINT T

New Mexico legislators to debate mandatory burns

State Senator Ron Griggs introduces legislation to prevent disasters like last year’s. Senate Bill 21 proposes doing this by limiting when these fires can take place.

The idea of ​​mandatory cremation sparks fears among many New Mexicans, especially after the Calf Canyon Hermits Peak fire burned more than 300,000 acres. Two mandatory burns began with this. One was a long smoldering heap fire and the other a controlled fire that was spiraling out of control. Fire officials say mandatory burns are vital to forest health, so state Senator Ron Griggs is introducing legislation to prevent disasters like last year’s. Senate Bill 21 proposes doing this by limiting when these fires can take place. “Mandatory burns are something we can control. The bill prevents controlled fires from taking place during the months of March, April and May. If we just don’t get it done in the spring, maybe we’ll clean up the disasters we’ve seen lately,” Griggs said. Senate Bill 21 is scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Conservation Committee on Jan. 24. It’s worth noting that exceptions were included in the bill for private landowners, who would still be able to have the mandatory spring burns.

The idea of ​​mandatory cremation sparks fears among many New Mexicans, especially after the Calf Canyon Hermits Peak fire burned more than 300,000 acres. Two mandatory burns began with this. One was a long smoldering burn and the other a controlled burn that spiraled out of control.

Fire officials say mandatory burns are vital to forest health, so state Senator Ron Griggs is introducing legislation to prevent disasters like last year’s. Senate Bill 21 proposes doing this by limiting when these fires can take place.

“Mandatory burns are something we can control. The bill prevents controlled fires from happening during the months of March, April and May. If we just don’t do him in the spring, maybe we’ll clean up disasters that we’ve seen lately,” Griggs said.

Senate Bill 21 is scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Conservation Committee on Jan. 24. It is worth noting that exceptions for private landowners were included in the bill. You would still be able to have the mandatory spring burns.

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