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La Mesa Fire Symposium

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In 1977, the first large fire in 80 years within Bandelier National Monument took place burning over 15,000 acres.  It was named the La Mesa fire.  The symposium was held at Los Alamos National Laboratory and co-sponsored by the National Park Service, and Southwest Fire Council.  The Symposium examined changes in vegetation, soil, cultural resources, chemical quality, aquatic invertebrates, small mammals, and avifauna after the La Mesa Fire.