Photos

  • Wallow Fire Overlook, April 22, 2014 »

    U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who both serve on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, toured the Wallow Fire overlook to discuss wildfire prevention and restoration treatment programs. They went over the history of wildfires in the Gila National Forests and viewed the Wallow Fire burn scar. They also discussed the role treatments to restore forest health in the wild land urban interface play in keeping communities safe during fires. The senators were joined by U.S. Forest Service staff and members from The Nature Conservancy. The visit was part of a day-long tour in Arizona and New Mexico focused on the senators' bipartisan efforts to address catastrophic wildfire prevention and recovery needs along the states' neighboring border and across the country.

    • K & B Timberworks, April 22, 2014 »

      U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who both serve on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, toured K & B Timberworks at the Old Reserve Mill to discuss hazard tree removal and the challenges of operating a mill at the heart of areas that need treatment. James Kellar, the company’s president, briefed the senators on his company’s effort to build strong relationships with stakeholders through collaborate forest restoration programs. The senators were joined by U.S. Forest Service staff. The visit was part of a day-long tour in Arizona and New Mexico focused on the senators' bipartisan efforts to address catastrophic wildfire prevention and recovery needs along the states' neighboring border and across the country.

      • Four Corner Forest Products Sawmill, April 22, 2014 »

        U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) tour the Four Corner Forest Products Sawmill with manager Kurtis Vaagen to discuss the company’s role in processing logs from local forests that need restoration.

        • Defense Perimeter Tour, April 22, 2014 »

          U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who both serve on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, discussed how Quemado Lake Estates in Catron County, New Mexico, became a Firewise Community, and how homeowners are being proactive in protecting their homes from wildfires by building defense perimeters. Best practices include: trimmed trees, wet and low-cut grass, and keeping wood piles away from your home. The senators were briefed by Catron County Firewise Coordinator George Barreras. The visit was part of a day-long tour in Arizona and New Mexico focused on the senators' bipartisan efforts to address catastrophic wildfire prevention and recovery needs along the states' neighboring border and across the country.

          • Forest Energy Corporation, April 22, 2014  »

            U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) discuss wood energy production, forest restoration, and stewardship contracts with Forest Energy Corporation President Rob Davis.

            • Timberworks and Pressure Treatment Facility, April 22, 2014 »

              U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) discuss securing wood energy supply with Timberworks and Pressure Treatment Facility owner Randy Nicoll.

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