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Laboratory begins forest thinning in Rendija Canyon to mitigate fire risks

By David Moore | September 20, 2023

Rendija Canyon

The Laboratory’s Emergency Management division has begun a forest-thinning project to protect the community from devastating wildfires and create a healthier forest in Rendija Canyon. The Rendija Canyon Wildland Fire Fuels Reduction and Defensible Space Project will create a fuel break across 135 acres near Rendija Canyon Road, providing protection to the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club and nearby residents in the Barranca Mesa area. The project, which takes place on land owned by the Department of Energy, is expected to be completed in late November.

The fuels reduction  project will encompass a powerline utility corridor, the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club range area  and an area south of the archery range in the section north of Barranca Mesa.

Nearby residents may see and hear crews working in the Rendija Canyon area. Please follow all posted warnings in the area.

More details are available here.

LANL Foundation Awarded STEMx Challenge Grant to boost education and advocacy network

The national STEM education network STEMx has awarded the LANL Foundation a $13,000 grant which will help support the Northern New Mexico STEAM Coalition to create a statewide plan for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) advocacy and education, as well as support students from rural and Tribal areas to participate in the 2024 STEAM Day at the Legislature, an annual event held at the Roundhouse during the legislative session.

The annual STEAM Day at the Legislature amplifies the need for a statewide STEM network and elevates the role of STEAM as a crucial component of economic development to legislators and the broader community.

STEMx is a national network of STEM education leaders funded by the Battelle Memorial Institute who collaborate to advance high-quality STEM education as a workforce and equity imperative.