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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010 GNF resouce benefits fire cleans up understory putting nutrients back into soil. Factors considered by Fire Managers in wildland ,fire management Submitted by GiLA NATIONA FORESTISflver City  Lightning sparked over a dozen new wildfires on the Gila National Forest ver the past few days. Some of those small fires were quickly sup- pressed; but not all. Why are some wild- fires quickly put out, While others are managed over longer periods for extensive resource benefits? Many factors go into the de- cision mak- ing process for manage- ment tactics, so that appropri- ate responses can :be :a-nade, Wildland Fir Managers haye to ask numerous questions includ- ing: What benefits would fire bring to this area? (How would it improve wildlife habi- tat, range and overall forest health?) What is the potential for growth on this wildfire? (Are there unbroken fuels that will GNF Firefighter Monitors Fire. carry the fire?) . .:-: :.Wht .resoure.:are available to manage thefire? (Some fire management tactics require more personnel, more time and more equipment than others.) ,. What is the topography *2, 3 & 4 part business forms *Business Cards *Bumper Stickers *Letterhead *Photo Reprints * Invoices   * Posters *Envelopes 1; .  ,.__ *Work Orders *Flyers *Receipts *Tickets  --s00s *Certificates '- *And Much More! and the forecasted weather? (Is the terrain steep or rough; are high winds or dry weather pre- dicted?) What resources or val- ues in the planning area need to be pro- tected? (Are there residents, property, wildlife or cultural sites such as historic cabins nearby?) Public and fire fighter safety are always of primary concern. What im- pacts will the smoke have on residents and visitors? (How will air quality and safety b.,-.a fected?) .. ..... While it is never an option to manage a human caused fire for resource benefits, (the ob- jective is always protection on a human caused fire - the' tactic usually suppression), lightning caused fires allow for more pos- sibilities. Many questions must be asked and answered by fire managers for every new natu- ral start. The benefits of fire are well known to fire manag- ers, but if a fire doesn't meet the criteria, if concerns can't be minimized, the fire will be sup- pressed. If, though, values and resources can be protected, if personnel and equipment are available, if the weather fore- cast and topography is favorable and there is some potential for growth, then the fire may be a good candidate as a fire man- aged for resource benefits. For additional information, please contact Public Informa- tion Officer. Jean Stelzer at (575) 894-6677 or Fire Infor- mation Officer, Annette Grijalva-Disert at (575) 388- 8245, or the forest website: http://fs.usda.gov/gila. r N.u evo-Va,I ed o n .... Located on South Main Street in Lor'dsburg, NM s rl:ng Apartments for Rent 1 & 2 Bedroom Available starting at $499/Mo 8/15/10 All New Appliances included1 For more information contact Randy Norrick at Portal-Rodeo Realty 575-557-2242 Hunting rules for elk, bighorns, exotic species on Commission agenda Submitted by NM DEPT. of GAME & FISHISanta Fe The State Game Commis- sion will consider establishing rules for the 2011-2014 hunt- ing seasons for elk, bighorn sheep, exotic species and water- fowl seasons at its meeting July 8 in Silver City. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Global Resource Center Auditorium at Western New Mexico Univer- sity on the corner of 12th and Kentucky streets in Silver City. The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish Web site, www.witdlife.state.nm.us, or by calling (505) 476-8008. The Department of Game and Fish final hunting recom- mendations for elk, bighorn sheep, exotic species and water- fowl follow a public comment period that began in April. Pro- posals include establishing nine more licenses for desert bighorn sheep if the animals are re- moved from the state threatened species list, adjusting oryx sea- sons, increasing ibex hunting opportunities and opening the Bernardo Wildlife'Area to wa- terfowl hunting on Tuesdays. More details about the pro- posals and the'timeline of the Dep/trtment's three-part ap- proach to establishing, hunting rules for the 2011-2014 seasons are available on the Department Web site. The Commission adopted new rules for turkey, upland game and javelina in June, and .will hear a presentation about public comments and develop- ment of hunting seasons and rules for deer, bear, cougar, pronghorn and the A-PLUS (Antelope Private Lands Use System) program in August. Other agenda items July 8 include: A proposal from De- partment Director Ted Stevenson to remove desert big- horn sheep from the state en- dangered and threatened species lists because of population in- creases in the state's six desert bighorn herds. A proposal to adopt new rules and establish fees for the importation of live non-do- mestic animals, birds and fish into New Mexico. A request to extend the Habitat Stamp Program until March 31, 2021, and a separate request to approve statewide Habitat Stamp program projects recommended by citizen advi- sory committees. .A presentation of a draft biennial review of the sta- tus of state threatened and en- dangered species. An update on the Department's progress on a study of the potential consoli- dation of hunting and fishing licenses and associated stamps, Memorial 56 of the 2010 Leg - islature. A request to transfer funds from Bond Interest and Retirement Funding (BIRF) to finance capital improvement- projects in fiscal year 2011. The State Game Commis- sion is composed of seven mem- ber,s who represent the state's di- verse interests in wildlife-asso- ciated recreation and conserva- tion. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate. Current mem- bers are Chairman Jim McClintic, Vice-chairwoman Sandy Buffett, Tom Arvas, Gary Fonay, Kent Salazar, M.H. "Dutch" Salmon, and Thomas "Dick" Salopek. If YOU are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Sonya Quintana, (505) 476- 8030. Public documents, in- cluding the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various ac- as requested in House Joint cessible forms. Rep. Teague Border Security surge passed bvHuose .... Continued from Page 1 r our troops, conduct the war in Af- ghanistan, continue to draw down troops in Iraq, and provide non- military assistance and build up State Department operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. In addition, the bill contains $10 billion to keep teachers and edu- cation personnel on the job while states continue to recover from the recession. Harry Teague has consis- tently called for a robust, com- prehensive strategy to address the violence ilong the border. In April, he called on the President to send the National Guard to the border to address the growing national security threat there and led 50 of his colleagues in re- questing supplemental funding to step up border security, includ-' ing funding for National Guard on the border. Congressman Teague has also called on Presi- dent Barack Obama to convene a White House Summit with the aim of building a policy to ad- dress the border violence crisis, ensure that the violence does not spill over into the United States, and help America get back to work building our border econo- mies. Sunslaine Haven .volunteer Nick ruiz receiving a certi!ctR_of appreciation from Administrator Geg .hitaker. Nick Ruiz recognized for volunteerism at SHNH By LORENZO ALBA, JR. What an anmzing week to be an American! We just celebrated Independence Day with activities all around the city and county. And Lordsburg does it right with a massive fireworks display for the com- munity and passersby to enjoy and remember for a long time to come. Most of our residents at Sunshine Haven were able to enjoy the fireworks extravaganza since were only a hop, skip and jump. away from were they are actually light them. It was an exciting time for them and for our staff, watching the incredible display of lights in the beautiful New Mexico sky. 1 think fireworks are underrated. We should use them more otten to celebrate, not just on the 4 th of July. We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and God Bless America. This past week we recognized one of our awesome volunteers. Nick Ruiz has been helping us at Sunshine Haven for more than a year. He told us he loves being a part of the team and said he's proud to work with such caring loving people as our staff. Nick Ruiz is a gem to us at the home and especially to our resi- dents. His kind and generous heart is a blessing to us all. On behalf Of all of us here at Sunshine Haven, we'd like to thank Nick Ruiz for his efforts and dedication as one of our beloved volun- teers. We are happy to announce the arrival of some new residents to Sunshine Haven and we invite you to come tour our fine facility and meet some of our staff. 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