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Zuni Mountains Forest Restoration Project

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Start Date
2013
End Date
2014

Summary

Background information. This fuels reduction project, which was conducted by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Rio Puerco Field Office, consisted of woodland habitat restoration in the Zuni Mountains approximately 45 miles south of Grants, New Mexico. Topography of the landscape includes mesas and canyons, with north-facing slopes dominated by stands of ponderosa pine with an open, grassy understory. Like other places in the American West, pinyon and juniper have encroached into open meadows and stands of ponderosa pine, which is most likely because of the lack of a natural fire regime. This change to the wooded landscape has dramatically increased hazardous fuels buildup and the associated risk of wildfire, which then increases [...]

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typeTotal Project Expenditures (2014 dollars)
value$87,000
typeJob-Years
value2.5 (28.7 per $1M)
typeLabor Income (2014 dollars)
value$103,000 ($1.2M per $1M)
typeValue Added (2014 dollars)
value$121,000 ($1.4M per $1M)
typeEconomic Output (2014 dollars)
value$218,000 ($2.5M per $1M)
typePercent of Expenditures Spent Locally
value72%
typeLocal Project Expenditures (2014 dollars)
value$63,000
typeLocal Job-Years
value1.5
typeLocal Labor Income (2014 dollars)
value$60,000
typeLocal Value Added (2014 dollars)
value$23,000
typeLocal Economic Output (2014 dollars)
value$79,000
typeEconomy Extent
valueWestern States Economic Impacts
projectStatusCompleted

Juniper and Pinyon Stands After Thinning Treatments
Juniper and Pinyon Stands After Thinning Treatments

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