Ancestral Pueblo practices could save New Mexico pinelands

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Ancestral Pueblo practices could save New Mexico pinelands

Researchers look to the past to better fight fire
A ponderosa pine forest in the Jemez Mountains, before and after a thinning project.
Thomas Swetnam, former director of the University of Arizona’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, at the site of the 2003 Virgin Mesa Fire on the Jemez Plateau.

Ancestral Pueblo practices could save New Mexico pinelands

A ponderosa pine forest in the Jemez Mountains, before and after a thinning project.
Thomas Swetnam, former director of the University of Arizona’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, at the site of the 2003 Virgin Mesa Fire on the Jemez Plateau.