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Her​mit's Peak/Calf Canyon Fire, Northern NM, USA   2022

Some useful links for NM's most extensive fire:


The final link above describes 3 phases of wildfire recovery:

  1.  Fire Suppression Repair
  2.  Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)
  3.  Long-Term Recovery and Restoration

excerpt from the July 18, 2022 report:


Additional crews arrive to bolster suppression repair efforts

July 18, 2022 – 

Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93%  

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Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022  

Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn

Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM 

Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass

Sources as listed above; USFS and NM Fire Info/Inciweb

Link to July 3, 2022 BAER info: 

Please refer to above links for more details

  Links to professional organizations:

  project examples available by request:

  • alpine plant ecology

  • forest biodiversity

  • wetland habitat studies

  • wildlife habitat & monitoring

  • restoration projects

  • biogeography and ecoregional evaluations, including landscape-level biodiversity & floristic evaluations

  • internships and educational curricula

ideas and moving forward . .

There is so much momentum in conservation-in-practice, biodiversity science, and restoration ecology compared to just a few years ago. While global change continues at unprecedented rates and scales, as do landscape conversion and ecosystem effects, we have many opportunities to collaborate and contribute to our collective sustainability!  

The following examples offer a few ways to engage:

  1. incorporating indigenous, land-based perspectives as well as systems approaches to ecology, botany, wildlife, and community sustainability

  2. focusing on regenerative approaches to agriculture and ecological forest management, including agricultural ecology and agroforestry methods

  3. diversifying perspectives and understanding cumulative impacts on biodiversity while improving our understanding of unique ecological and cultural contexts


Just a few examples for regional seed info and journal/exhibit links: 



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