Hot Topics in Forestry

-Wildland fires in the West

-Aftermath following severe wildland fire (in terms of runoff and erosion, vegetation, recreation, wildlife habitat, etc.)

-Forest Management (the idea that forests can be managed based on objectives)

-Biomass and Biofuel from forestry and wood products industry (pros and cons)

-Insect outbreaks in forested landscapes

-Difference between private land, federal land, and state (e.g., Philmont vs. Forest Service vs. NM State land)

-Multiple (land) use idea (e.g., Philmont, Forest Service)

-Challenges of forest management (especially in northern NM)

-What is “Old Growth” ?

-Salvage operations