KUNM Call In Show 5/12 8a: The U.S. Forest Service is rewriting its plans for all the national forests in New Mexico including the Carson National Forest in the northern part of the state, which covers 1.3 million acres. Part of that plan includes deciding if more areas should be designated as wilderness. This could impact everything from water management to grazing and recreational activities. Some longtime residents fear this will bring more restrictions on things like fishing, grazing and agriculture.
How will the plan balance environmental protection and the needs of residents near forest lands to earn a living? Why do we have public lands? What would it mean to have more wilderness areas? We want to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call in live during the show.
* David Sanchez, New Mexico Stockman's Association
* Forest Plan Renews Old Fight - Albuquerque Journal
* Carson Forest Sees Plan As Chance To Be A Good Neighbor - Taos News