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Fire - Focused, Landscape Scale Restoration on Rowe Mesa

Resource URL: http://www.forestguild.org/publications/research/2012/Rowe_Mesa_2012_Cur...
Description: In 2004, Crane Collaborations and the Quivira Coalition produced a curriculum to complement forest restoration on Rowe Mesa. This work was funded by the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) that is administered by the USDA Forest Service Region 3. Activities in the original curriculum were provided for grades K-12, and were correlated to state science standards. The curriculum has been used in Pecos Independent Schools, with Forest Guild/Pecos-Las Vegas youth crews, and by a variety of other restoration crews (both adult and youth) that have been a part of CFRP. Nearly 10 years later, our knowledge of the mesa has grown as have some of the questions and concerns that drive forest restoration. In 2001, when the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program began, concerns were for preventing catastrophic wildfire, producing local jobs, creating markets for small diameter wood, and educating youth. Today these concerns remain, but are coupled with changing climate, an increased focus on landscape scale restoration and the return of fire to the landscape. To reflect these changes, we have revised and adapted some of the curriculum published in 2004. These additions can also be used by youth and thinning crews to increase their understanding of restoration in the field. These resources are focused on Rowe Mesa to reflect the goals, approach, and specific ecology of the mesa. However, they may also be of interest to other restoration projects that work in ponderosa pine, pin on - juniper, and the interface between the two.
Author/Producer: By Tori Derr & Jeff Morton, Crane Collaborations and the Quivera Coalition
Topic Areas Covered: Forest fires, carbon, restoration
Resource Type: Curriculum
For Grade Levels: K-12
Publication Date: 2012
Length: 40 pages
Cost: Free
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Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
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Geographic Location: These resources are focused on Rowe Mesa (New Mexico) to reflect the goals, approach, and specific ecology of the mesa. However, they may also be of interest to other restoration
projects that work in ponderosa pine, pinon juniper, and the interface between the two.
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