Carson National Forest

Camino Real Ranger District

New Mexico

2000 and 2002

 

Mixed conifer (Ponderosa pine and pinyon juniper) stand before treatment, which included thinning to reduce the number of trees and reduce competition for the pine. Forest health was also improved by reducing the number of trees per acre and reducing the hazardous fuel build-up caused by dense forest stands.

After Treatment Note that the underbrush has been removed., which can carry a ground fire into the tree tops. Land managers can also use prescribed fire more safely once a forest has been thinned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed conifer (Ponderosa pine and pinyon juniper) After Treatment- Note that the underbrush has

the stand before treatment, which included thinning to been removed, which can carry a ground fire

reduce the number of trees and reduce competition for into the tree tops. Land managers can also

the pine. Forest health was also improved by reducing use prescribed fire more safely once a forest

the number of trees per acre and reducing the has been thinned.

hazardous fuel build up caused by dense forest stands.