Project aimed at reducing NM wildfire risk

Water Fund project
Project aimed at reducing NM wildfire risk.

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. 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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