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Bear Creek to Signal Peak

The Bear Creek to Signal Peak Collaborative Restoration Project area is located north and west of Silver City in southwestern New Mexico.

The Bear Creek to Signal Peak Collaborative Restoration Project area is located north and west of Silver City in southwestern New Mexico. The project area is composed of 148,000 acres of Forest Service, BLM, State, and private lands.

The landscape ranges in elevation from 5,000 to 9,000 feet including brush-filled grasslands in the lower elevations, transitioning to pinyon juniper woodlands, then ponderosa pine/oak, and finally, dry mixed conifer in the upper elevations above 8,000 feet.

The primary landscape outcomes include: 1) Reduction in hazardous fuels and fire intensities in the Wildland Urban Interface, 2) Improve watershed and riparian condition through soil stabilization, improved fencing, and vegetation treatments, and 3) Protection of sensitive Mexican Spotted Owl habitat.

These restoration projects will enhance landscape resiliency to the effects of climate change.

Partners: Bureau of Land Management (BLM); New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD Forestry Division; Grant County; New Mexico Game and Fish; the Gila Landscape Collaborative; Grant Soil and Water Conservation District; The Nature Conservancy (TNC); and Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery

 

  • FY 2022
  • FY 2022 Joint Chiefs' Landscape Restoration Project
  • Total FY22 Funding Request: $888,398
New Mexico: Gila National Forest, Grant County
Filed under: Wildland Fire, Research