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Let's Talk Firewood And The Health Of NM Forests

Nov 6, 2019
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  Let’s Talk NM 11/7 8a: It’s getting colder outside, and many New Mexicans will soon be stacking up firewood for heat, or just to give their homes a cheery glow. But where does the firewood come from? Who’s selling it? And why did a federal judge prohibit collection on U.S. Forest Service land earlier this year? We’re talking about the firewood industry in New Mexico - how it's affected by protection of the Mexican spotted owl, the people who make their living harvesting wood, and folks who rely on it for heat. And we want to hear from you! Do you heat your home with firewood? Do you collect your wood from public lands, or do you buy from a wood dealer who does? Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet using #LetsTalkNM, or call in live during the show.

A Threat To Public Land?

Jan 28, 2015
Rita Daniels

Outdoor enthusiasts will be rallying at the Roundhouse Thursday, opposing legislation they say poses a threat to millions of acres of public lands in New Mexico.

A Senate memorial would ask the state to consider claiming U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land.  

Joel Gay is with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation and says this would be a losing proposition for anyone who uses public land.