Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future

Replanting Trees in the Jemez Mountains

Season 2 Episode 2 | 4m 39s | Video has closed captioning.

When the Las Conchas wildfire burned more than 150,000 acres of forest in the Jemez Mountains, the forest itself shifted. The 2011 fire killed trees and new trees couldn’t grow back. Seed sources were destroyed—and the forest was warmer, as a result of climate change. Today, UNM’s Matthew Hurteau is trying to understand which species of trees will be able to survive.

Aired: 08/10/18

Rating: NR

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Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future is a local public television program presented by NMPBS.