Public Meeting Regarding Drought and Insects
PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD REGARDING DROUGHT AND INSECTS AFFECTING TREES IN SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS
To address questions and concerns about the recent bark beetle outbreak causing significant tree mortality in the Sacramento Mountains, an informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Ruidoso Convention Center. The latest updated information along with potential management and ecological effects of current bark beetle populations will be discussed.
Who: The Greater Ruidoso Wildland Urban Interface Working Group; the Village of Ruidoso; the Mescalero Apache Tribe; USDA Forest Service; the New Mexico State Forestry Division
What: Insect and disease Information Meeting
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Where: The Ruidoso Convention Center – 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso, NM
Local, state, federal and tribal representatives will be on hand to discuss the current situation and answer questions from the public.
Current information on aerial surveys and insects and diseases in the Southwest, are available at the USFS Forest Health webpage, www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/foresthealth. For more information please contact Andrew Sánchez Meador at 575-434-7200 or New Mexico State Forestry at 505-476-3351 or 575-354-2231.
Information is also available on the Lincoln National Forest and New Mexico State Forestry Division websites
at www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln or www.nmforestry.com.