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Elk in previous burn area


Coonie Prairie Maintenance (Gila National Forest), SWG164.


This project on the Black Range Ranger District involved the cutting and spot burning of pinon/juniper at arrest the invasion of these species into the open meadow habitat.




Man Starting Control BurnSix-Mile Canyon Prescribed Burn (Cibola National Forest), CF2.


Completed in 1992, this project in the Zuni Mountains, was completed to improve vegetative conditions for wildlife. With the suppression of natural fires, many areas have become less desirable to wildlife. Fire rejuvenates and improves the nutritive condition of vegetation, removes forest litter, and removes some trees ­ creating beneficial wildlife openings.