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Let's Talk 2019 Wildfires

Jul 24, 2019

Let's Talk New Mexico 7/25 8a: It’s been a wetter than average year, but in a state like New Mexico wildfire is always a concern. This week we’ll hear about the logistics of firefighting, emergency preparedness, the ecological impact of fires and how climate change will play a role in future fires.

We want to hear from you! How do you prepare for fire season every year? What steps do you take when camping to make sure your pit fires don’t get out of control? Have you or someone you know been affected by a wildfire? Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show.

Guests:

  • Mark Thibideau, Fire Information Officer, US Forest Service
  • Karl Malcolm, Regional Wildlife Ecologist, US Forest Service
  • Tessa Nicolette, Regional Fire Ecologist, US Forest Service
  • Rich Naden, Fire Meteorologist, US Forest Service

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