Forest Service to Rebuild N. M. Campgrounds
The Cibola National Forest in New Mexico plans to use $2 million to undo some of the damage caused by a series of fires over the past year.
The Ojo Peak, Trigo and Big Spring fires destroyed homes, damaged roads and resulted in flooding. They also forced the closure of large portions of the forest to ensure public safety, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
Part of the funding will go toward planting 300 acres of forest land this year and another 300 acres next year.
Work along Forest Road 245 to Capilla Peak will be done, and signs that were burned will be replaced.
Crews also will cut down hazardous trees along roads, at trailheads and in campgrounds.
The rehabilitation work also includes rebuilding trails, campgrounds and waterways, some of which were originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.