Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Neighbors Wary Of Sandia Crest Planned Burn.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

Forest Officials Aim To Encourage Aspens

Plans for a prescribed burn on about 18 acres in the forest near Sandia Crest has at least some East Mountain residents keeping a nervous eye on their back yards.

About two weeks ago, the Sandia Ranger District announced tentative plans to conduct a prescribed burn sometime after Oct. 1. The burn is planned for an area one mile southeast of the Sandia Crest overlook on N.M. 536.

Last week, Cibola National Forest officials held an open house at the Vista Grande Community Center in Sandia Park to discuss the prescribed burn and the Forest Service's Aspen Regeneration Project. …

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