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Public to Learn Lessons from Last Year's Forest Fire

LAS CRUCES - More than a year after the Cerro Grande Fire swept Los Alamos, the New Mexico section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) will sponsor an Oct. 11 workshop on new techniques for land management in Los Alamos.

Requests from land management officials as well as the public have prompted SRM to hold a workshop on issues including soil erosion and subsequent flooding caused by wild fires, said Fredrickson, a scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Jornada Experimental Range and an adjunct professor at New Mexico State University.

Sam Loftin, an ecologist with Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Cerro Grande Fire Rehabilitation Coordinator Greg Kuymjian will present techniques they have developed for post-fire remediation in the Los Alamos area.

The workshop will be held in Technical Area 21 on DP Road from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. It is open to the public and costs $35 to attend. A tour of burned areas in Los Alamos County is included in the all-day event. For more information, call 646-1344.