The 2014 field season brought us to the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico. We spent four months collecting stand exam data as part of the Collaborative Forest Restoration Programs goal of restoring forest health and fire resiliency to thousands of acres of pine, mixed-conifer, and aspen forests, like those shown here, on the north slopes of Tusas Mountain in the Rio Tusas watershed. For this project, we managed a crew of 6 forest techs collect data at 1560 plots across 19,500 acres.
Whats new for 2016?
We are continuing to work with the Arizona Wilderness Coalition to inventory the Kingman & Safford Areas of the Bureau of Land Management for "Lands with Wilderness Character" according to BLM Manual 6310. These areas, such as the Black Mountains, pictured above, will be included in a proposal submitted to BLM for consideration in their upcoming 20-year management plan revision.
More than 30 combined years of experience in taking a humble and respectful approach to stewardship, study,