New Mexico Statutes Chapter 68. Timber § 68-2-23. Definitions

As used in Section 68-2-22 NMSA 1978:

A. “woody material” includes any live or dead evergreen, coniferous or deciduous tree, branch, bough, bush, sapling or shrub in its national condition, trimmed or untrimmed, and with or without roots;

B. “owner” means any public agency, state or federal, person, partnership, firm, corporation and recognized agents thereof owning or having legal control to the surface rights of the land upon which the woody material is located and having legal authority to issue permits or enter into agreements for the disposal thereof;

C. “commercial forest” means forest land which is producing or capable of producing crops of industrial wood.  This includes areas suitable for management to grow crops of industrial wood of a site quality capable of producing in excess of twenty cubic feet per acre of annual growth;  and

D. “prevention” involves the manpower, equipment and training and the public programs designed to reduce the potential of accidental or malicious fire starts.

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