Santa Fe Watershed, August 26, 2014

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours the Santa Fe Watershed to discuss drought, water management, and wildfire prevention with Mayor Javier Gonzales and City and U.S. Forest Service officials. The Santa Fe Watershed is composed of two reservoirs that provide Santa Fe residents and businesses with water. Senator Heinrich, who serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has been pushing to reform federal wildfire policy by funding major wildfires the same way as other natural disasters, while freeing up funding to prevent future fires. During a recent committee hearing, he recognized important catastrophic wildfire prevention programs in New Mexico, including hazardous fuel reduction, stewardship contracting, and watershed restoration.