Non-profit works with state to offer wildfire education

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A local non-profit is joining forces with the state to educate people about one of New Mexico’s most destructive wildfires.

Back in 2012 the Little Bear Fire burned more than 40,000 acres and destroyed more than 200 homes.

The burn scar is very evident from the highway, and a lot of drivers stop to see it but don’t know the history.

So the group South Central Mountain Resource Conservation helped set up signs on a pull out that give the history of the fire and role fires play in a healthy ecosystem, and talks about flooding that can result after a fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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