New Mexico's largest wildfire is nearly contained, and officials are looking for contractors to help with seeding and mulching efforts on the massive burn scar.
Contracts for the work have been posted for bids, and officials expect aerial seeding on 5,200 acres of severely burned land to begin in less than two weeks.
Mulching on more than 1,100 acres will follow.
Fire managers reported containment on the Las Conchas fire at 95 percent Wednesday.
The blaze charred more than 244 square miles and destroyed 63 homes in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. The spread of the fire was stopped days ago, and crews have been focused on mopping up hot spots and patrolling the perimeter.
The fire started June 26 when a tree fell on a power line.
Date Started: June 26, 2011