Are Megafires the New Normal?

Jun 6, 2012

KUNM Call In Show 6/7 8a: For the second year in a row,  New Mexico is seeing record acreage damaged by wildfire. Is this a trend or just random? Why are conditions so ripe for such enormous fires? What can be done to prevent them? We'll also have an update on the Whitewater Baldy Complex fire in the Gila National Forest. We'd like to hear from you!  Email callinshow@kunm.org, leave comments online, or call in live during the show. 

277-5866 or toll-free 877-899-5866



  • Howard Passell, Researcher, Sandia National Labs
  • Laura McCarthy, Senior Policy Advisor for Fire and Forest Restoration, The Nature Conservancy
  • Matt Rollins, Wildland Fire Science Coordinator, USGS
  • Lee Bently, Fire Information Officer with the Whitewater Baldy Complex fire