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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD , FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010 Mexican land managers and scientists visit ,GNF on Climate Change Study Tour penjng and-what can we do to re- spond," the Gila National Forest hosted international visitors in- terested in climate change. A Submitted by GNFISilver City As the Forest Service contin- ues to engage in climate change and seek answers to "what is hap- Left: Juan Manuel Leyva, Director for the Forest Conservation Program in Mexico;Middle: Dick Markley, Foret Supervisor for the Gila NF; Right: Pete Delgado, Fuels Specialist on the Reserve Rgr. " District From left to. right: Information sharing on the CFRP program: Laura, Mariana, and Iro with CONANP (Comission Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas). In English: National Protected Areas Com- mission group of 10 Mexican land man- agers and scientists (representing the Government of M6xico's Na- tional Protected Areas Commis- sion as well as civil society or- gaMzations) from various.re- gions in M'Yxico accompanied by Margaret Haines/ Mexico Coordinator with the U.S. For- est Service '(FS) International Programs and Erin Carey/ Pro- gram Specialist 'for Latin America and the. Carribean toured the Forest on a Clira~te, Change Study Tour, September 20 and 21. "The interaction between the M6xico team and Gila For- est personnel was stimulating and interesting, with good dis- cussion and sharing of forestry and technical information oaa forest management practices and their connection to Climate Change. International Visits such as this highlight the im- portance of building good rela, tions and communication with forestry colleagues throughout the world. The Mejieanos, FS International Programs person- nel, and Gila.Forest personnel shared a mutually learning ex- perience and made new col- leagues and friends;~' said Gila Forest Supervisor Dick Markley. Forest Supervisor Markiey and Fire Staff Craig C0wie along with Reserve District Ranger Jdbn Pierson and Wil- derness District Ranger A1 Koss wor}ced cooperatively with Haines in building the agenda to cover the Collaborative For- est Restoration .Program (CFRP) .projects, fire for resource ben- 6fits, witdland urban interface (WUI) prescribed fires, forest restoration, and wilderness management On the first day of the tour, - the group discussed the 53,000 acre CFRP watershed project with partner Martha C'ooper, Field Representative for'The !Nature Conservancy's South- west New Mexico Office in Sil= ver City and traveled to a Re- covery Act project (Forest Road 150) involving road mainte- nance and rehabilitation. For the last day, Catr.on County was visited ~th a tour to the 2009 Eckleberger pre- scribed fire area and thb 55,000 acre Bear Fire of 2006. The group also went to the Reserve sawmill with Jim Kellar (Re- serve sawmill operator and' CFRP grantee) providing a pre- sentation on utilization of small diameter tree, s. Upon leaving the Gila, the M6xico team continued their Climate Change tour to the Carson National Forest and the Valles Caldera National Pre- serve. Choosing the right hospital can help in speeding .up your recovery By BOB MOOSISouthwest re- patients who were admitted be-. ommend. gionalpublic affairs officer for the cause of heart attacks, heart fail- Once you've done your Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ure or pneumonia return to a hos- homework and talked with your Services pital within a month of discharge doctor about the best hospital for Like many people, I never - a possible indicator of how ef- you. you?ll have peace of mind figured I'dneed surgery someday, fectively the hospital treated knowing you've made an in- So I never planned for the possi- those conditions the first time. formed choice about your care. bility of ahospital stay. You'll also find scores for With that decision behind My dose of reality finally outpatient care. you