LOBO FOOTBALL - FUEL LOAD REDUCTION - CORRALES BOSQUE
On October 29, 2022, members of the Volcano Vista High School Football Team joined forces with members of the University of New Mexico Lobo Football Team to remove dead and down wood from the Corrales Bosque near Andrews Lane. This event, sponsored by the Corrales Fire Department and the Corrales Bosque Advisory Commission, is aimed at reducing fire risks in the Bosque by removing the combsutible fuel load.
The reduction of dead and down debris has been increasingly recognized as a wildfire mitigation strategy and given the increasing drought issues in New Mexico, reducing fire risks in the Bosque is becoming increasingly important. The Bosque has an extraordinary amount of dead and down limbs and other tree parts because of the predominant cottonwood trees continually auto-pruning and dropping limbs. This is accelerated by dry weather spells and normal aging. Also, because of our relatively dry climate, the dead and down wood decomposes slowly and accumulates.