Monday, May 23, 2016

Another Cohesive Strategy Trifecta


Photo: New Mexico State Forestry
The fine people of Hop Canyon in Socorro County, NM recently pitched in to reduce the risk of wildfire in their community. Over four Saturdays, they took on the project of making a fuel break. Future fires there will have fewer fuels to consume, and firefighters will have a safer place to stop a fire's spread. 

Supported by a $500 State Farm grant, these weekend gatherings were BYOC (bring your own chainsaw) and involved thinning and chipping—as well as neighborly camaraderie in the outdoors. 

The project’s final stage coincided with Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, an annual event that promotes fire safety endeavors across the United States.  Hop Canyon’s residents plan to continue with other prevention projects, and hope to soon become an official Firewise Community.

Resilient landscapes, fire adapted communities, safe & effective wildfire response.  A Cohesive Strategy Trifecta.  

 

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