GEJWUIC Splitter Free to Loan

Update: September 13, 2012

There are two wood splitters, owned by the Greater Eastern Jemez Wildland Urban Interface Corporation that are loaned out free to any resident that would like to use one of them.  While free, we just ask that if it breaks, you don’t try to ‘fix’ it (call Howard), that you fill the gas tank (and a 2 gal gas can) with gas when you are finished with it, and keep it covered with a tarp that is supplied with the splitter when not in use.

If you want to use one of the splitters, you will need to:

Call Howard Fegan 575-829-3031  and request to be put on the list to use the splitter, and give him your contact info.

If you haven’t used it before, you will need to sign a form releasing GEJWUIC from liability from your use of the splitter – Howard has the forms.

When Howard calls, go get the splitter (you will need a ball hitch to transport it) sign the waiver, and get instruction in its use from Howard.  Once in your possession – Don’t loan it out to anyone else.  Howard will let you know who is coming to get it  when it needs to move on or he needs it returned.

If you would like to donate to the splitters’ maintenance – buy a filter, purchase some hydraulic fluid, make a cash donation, etc. – these are always welcome.

By your splitting and burning of wood, you help reduce the amount of excess fuels in our neighborhoods and the local forest.  Thanks!

   Thompson Ridge Slash Pit Available to Area Residents

Update: May 17, 2012

The Thompson Ridge Slash Pit will be available to all area residents for the disposal of slash, pine needles, green Willows, and other bushes.  The pit is in poor condition due to no burn last year.  The road leading to the pit is in very bad condition, with no Forest Service money for maintenance.  Therefore, a 4 wheel drive vehicle with good clearance is required to navigate the non-maintained road.  

Please, no stumps, no nails, no barbed wire, and no trash!

Note: To get to the Thompson Ridge Slash Pit, take FR 106 (at about mile 27 on NM 4, and just South of the Ranchos de La Cueva mail boxes).  Take FR 106 about 8 miles toward Thompson Ridge (stay right).  At a fork just before the North entrance turn right down a very rough dirt road.  The slash pit is straight ahead, and about 1/4 mile down the road.

Sulphur Flats Area

Update: May 5, 2012

Notice: This resource has been closed by the USFS Indefinitely!

Due to resource damage, the Sulphur Flats Area is Closed and will be fenced off for rehabilitation, and will not be opened again.  Do not bring any slash to this site; rehabilitation to this area has begun.