November is supposed to be a month when the residents of Catron County are watching the snow fall, instead we are all hoping that it snows or rains soon. After going through several months of continued rain this summer our beautiful land has once again transformed itself to a very dry and arid landscape. We must all be vigilant when we are out and about, be it either hunting, hiking, wood gathering or Christmas tree shopping.
MAKE SURE YOUR CAMPFIRES ARE COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED AND IF YOU SMOKE PLEASE DON’T DISCARD THEM OUT THE WINDOW. Make sure your chainsaws have the proper spark arrestors.
Quemado Lake Estates has already sent in their Firewise renewal forms. QLE has also applied for and awarded funding for major mitigation leading up to the inhabited area. This project will take 4-5 months to complete and will make QLE a much safer place to live.
I will be working on renewal information for Cimarron Ranch, Sawtooth, Homestead, and the Village of Reserve, the information must be turned in by the end of December. Rancho Grande Subdivision has also had their assessment completed by State Forestry and has also had Firewise activity during the course of the year and will be applying for Firewise status.
Please be careful and let’s keep our County Seat (Reserve) and subdivisions out of fire danger.