Recognizing that the forest makes a vital contribution to New Mexico by providing wood products, jobs, grazing, quality water, wildlife habitat, young trees, taxes and other economic benefits, it is hereby declared to be the public policy of the state to adopt forest practices that maintain and enhance such benefits and such resources, and to recognize varying forest resources by employing silvicultural planning including fire prevention which provides for the removal of trees in a manner that provides reasonable assurance for the natural or artificial regeneration of commercial trees species; provided, however, nothing in this section shall be in conflict with any law now in force.
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