Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Planned Forest Burn Worries Residents.

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

* Sandia Ranger District seeks to ease fears with open house, field trip

The announcement of plans for a prescribed burn on about 18 acres in the forest near Sandia Crest has sparked concern among some East Mountains residents.

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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