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Wildfire Mitigation Project Public Meeting Sept. 20

on September 12, 2017 - 9:23am
FEMA News:
Los Alamos County Fire Department in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting public input on a proposed Wildfire Mitigation Project in Los Alamos County, New Mexico.
The County will host a public meeting Sept. 20, to provide details about the project and to solicit input from the public. The public meeting is 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Fire Department Administration Building in the Training Room, at 999 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.
The proposed Wildfire Mitigation Project would include vegetation thinning on approximately 114 acres of County open space lands and home assessment on adjacent private lands to minimize fire hazard risk throughout the County and to protect the health and sustainability of the County’s natural resources and open space values.
The vegetation thinning component of the Project would include thinning trees and understory shrubs using chainsaws, pole saws and a wood chipper on County lands located north of the Horse Stables, as well as County Lands in Ponderosa Estates, the Del Norte and Del Sol subdivisions, and on County lands behind Walnut, Villa, and Loma Linda Streets. The proposed project would be completed with funding awarded to the County through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. All vegetation thinning would be conducted on County Open Space lands and implemented by the Wildland Division of the Los Alamos County Fire Department.
More information about this project, including a map of the proposed treatment areas, is available online at or by contacting the Project Manager, Chief Kelly Sterna at 505.662.8301 or by email at
Written comments regarding the proposed Project, can be submitted at the public meeting on Sept. 20 or submitted electronically at the above listed web address, or mailed to LAC Wildfire Mitigation Project, c/o SWCA Environmental Consultants, 130 Rock Point Dr. Ste. A, Durango, CO 81301. Written comments should be submitted no later than Sept. 27 in order to be considered in the Environmental Assessment.