New Mexico faces an above average overall threat from wildfire. The state has been one of a few states that have taken extensive action to prepare for its current risks. However, it has not done much to prepare for its future wildfire risks. Although a 2005 state report includes an assessment of impacts from climate change-related wildfire risks, almost no action has been taken to plan for or implement strategies to address these future risks.
For more information on how prepared New Mexico is for its growing wildfires threat, read the detailed state summary.