The Park in Our Own Backyard

Youth cleared fire breaks behind homes next to the park

Hazard Fuels Removed along Park Boundary

Diane Souder

Quick Facts


A Call to Action
Action Item:
In My Back Yard
Also Promotes:
Next Generation Stewards
Year Accomplished:

Six summer youth from Youth Development Inc. worked 288 hours in PETR Facility Management operations, removing 4 miles of hazard fuels along the park boundary, installing signs, trail counters and waysides.  They were funded with Public Land Corp Funds.

The youth received weekly interpretive training and became CPR certified.  At the end of the summer they learned more than they ever expected about Albuquerque's only National Park unit.