Santa Fe National Forest Celebrates Its 100th Birthday

by Staff Reporter / Jul 14, 2015 / comments

Santa Fe National Forest Celebrates Its 100th Birthday

SANTA FE - The Santa Fe National Forest will celebrate its rich history with a free Centennial Celebration for the public on July 18, 2015, from 10 am to 3 pm on the grounds of Ski Santa Fe. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music on the patio overlooking the lush ski slopes.

 The Santa Fe National Forest was established on April 6, 1915, when the Jemez and Pecos Forest Reserves merged into one entity. Over the next 100 years, the Forest has provided robust recreational, social, cultural, ecological and economic benefits to both residents and visitors to Northern New Mexico.

 The free event will include kids’ activities, guided hikes, talks on Forest history and demonstrations by Forest Service employees and guests. Local forest-use groups will be on-site to provide information and share opportunities to explore the forest in new ways. Of course, our own Smokey Bear will be there with some of his forest friends.

 The Santa Fe National Forest’s 100th birthday bash is an opportunity to celebrate the past and define the future.  We are looking forward to sharing the great history of the Santa Fe NF with the people we serve.