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Author Archives: John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

Forest workers from Restoration Solutions of Corona thin more than 100 acres of overgrown ponderosa pine forest in the Horse Camp area of the Sandia Mountains. The overgrown woods in the mountains of New Mexico are the result of a century of firefighting that prevented natural, low-intensity fires that used to clear out undergrowth. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Fires can damage important watersheds

Overgrown forests are the result of firefighting that prevented natural fires that cleared out undergrowth

A storm that developed over the Sandia Mountains drops rain on Albuquerque's Northeast Heights on Monday evening. (Tyler Green/Journal)

Rain relief for New Mexico

Although variable, this year’s monsoon storms ease the drought