ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Trees are coming down in New Mexico.
It’s a project aimed at reducing wildfire risks and keeping our water clean.
The project called Water Fund is the first thinning project in Cibola National Forest where the forest has over grown making it unhealthy and very flammable.
Crews say thinning the forest will also reduce debris flowing into communities which could get into reservoirs which contaminates the water.
They try to use as much of the trees that are cut down. People are making wood products that can be used in playgrounds, homes and as fire logs.