Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Comment Sought On Ecosystem.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

The Mountainair Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest is seeking public comment on its environmental assessment of the Thunderbird Ecosystem Management Project.

The goal of the 10,000-acre Thunderbird project is to improve forest and watershed health and to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire. To meet this goal, the project proposals include forest thinning, restoring meadows, improving wildlife habitat, removing unnecessary roads, providing public access and managing forest products to meet community and visitor needs.

The Thunderbird project proposal contains several plans of action, and Alternative No. 2 has been selected by Forest Service officials as the preferred alternative. …

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