New Mexico’s forests are warming and transforming

In the desert Southwest, an immense amount of tinder sits on top of a drier landscape in a climate that’s warmer than at any time in the past 1,000 years, scientists believe. Last year’s Silver Fire in the Gila National Forest illustrates a shift that’s already taking place to new ecosystems people living today haven’t seen before.

Watch NMID’s Jennings on New Mexico In Focus

Trip Jennings, New Mexico In Depth’s executive director, talked about the ongoing effects of last year’s behavioral health transition, efforts to deal with the flood of Central American immigrants into the United States and other issues during last week’s episode of New Mexico In Focus. Click on the headline to watch.