Catastrophic wildfires across the West are devastating to local communities.
While there are many excellent scientific resources that document how land management agencies, scientists, and environmental organizations help the land respond and recover, fewer models exist to examine ways that local communities can be empowered as agents in this recovery.
This case study presents how local youth were engaged in post-fire education and rehabilitation activities in New Mexico as a potential model that can be adapted to other communities.
The Case Study is a brief summary of the project’s history, context, and educational outcomes.
Case Study: Restoring a New Mexico Forest, Audubon Society Case Study
The digital slide show walks through some of the focal areas and outcomes of the project.
Report: Fire-Focused, Landscape Scale Restoration on Rowe Mesa
Article: Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, Shultz et. al, 2012.