NMAC Wildfire Risk Reduction

Our New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) Wildfire Risk Reduction grant has given us the ability to hire 3 youth and have 2 other youth on standby for larger projects, a benefit we didn't expect but are very grateful for.  These youth are learning to interact with homeowners, do wildfire home assessments, recognize trees that are unhealthy and/or infected with pests, some ecological monitoring and chainsaw and chipper safety, maintenance and operation. 

Verde Community Project

The Verde Community Project is a multi-faceted network of private, nonprofit and public partners that have joined to leverage resources through a system of integrated community interventions for the delivery of high priority climate and poverty solutions. The VCP partners have intentionally united together to deepen their investment in the health, welfare and sustainability of the community through simultaneously addressing the needs of people living in poverty and reducing energy use and carbon emissions in the city.  See more here...

Fuels Measure Class

Santa Fe Youthworks crew were in the Cibola National Forest measuring fuels loading on the Sulphur Canyon project with Krista Bonfantine of Arid Lands Innovation LLC.  Building on what they learned in their S130/190 class about fuel size classes, Krista explained the why and how of measuring fuels, how it is used by prescribed fire practitioners and fire modeling.

Youth Development

Wildfire Network is partnering with Santa Fe Youthworks, a non-profit that creates opportunities for disconnected youth and families in Northern New Mexico to become engaged and valued members of their communities, Ecotone, an ecological assessment, planning, monitoring, and education service, and Arid Lands Innovation LLC,  to provide hands-on training on projects in wildfire mitigation and land management.

Our Mission

Wildfire Network works in pursuit of community wildfire resiliency by working with young adults and communities to promote firefighter safety, job development and youth mentorship. Through wildland fire and land management training, we employ and mentor at-risk youth in forest health, wildfire mitigation and safe firefighting techniques. We provide assistance to communities with wildfire risk reduction and property stewardship.

Wildfire Network believes the cornerstone of community wildfire resiliency is education in adaptive management techniques on and around private property.

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About Wildfire Network

We are a nonprofit 501(c3) based in Edgewood, NM

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Wildfire Network's founder is a Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, through the NFPA

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