East Mountain residents are encouraged to learn more about a forest thinning project that will take place at the county’s Ojito de San Antonio Open Space this spring. A public meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday evening to discuss the project.
About 70 acres of dense woodland is scheduled to be thinned in order to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and improve forest and watershed health.
The project is a partnership between the county and the Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District.
“Forest thinning in Bernalillo County Open Space is badly needed and one of my priorities,” Commissioner Wayne Johnson says. “We’re proud to partner with the Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District on this important project. I’m committed to working with the community and other agencies to improve forest health throughout the region.”
Ojito de San Antonio is an 88-acre property featuring piñon-juniper forests, trails, an orchard and two acequias that provide water to wildlife and area residents. The open space also borders the Cibola National Forest.
Who: Bernalillo County Open Space, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District staff
What: Public Meeting on Ojito de San Antonio Forest Thinning Project
When: Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 ½ Old Highway 66, Tijeras, 87059.
Call 505.314.0433 or 761.5446 for more information.
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