Pine trees and green fields along the Continental Divide Trail	 by Kevin Carson

BLM New Mexico Forests and Woodlands

BLM-New Mexico’s forestry program manages two million acres of forests and woodlands ranging from mixed conifer and aspen in the southern Rocky Mountains near Taos to ponderosa pine in western NM, to oak and juniper savannahs along the border with Mexico. The goals of the forestry program are to improve forest health, reduce the risk of large, catastrophic wildfire, and improve wildlife habitat. To achieve these objectives, BLM applies forest management practices that also provide wood products and important economic opportunities for local communities.