Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Fire Update – November 22, 2014

During the planning stages of any prescribed fire, fire managers work with other forest specialists to develop and write burn plans.  This planning process includes consideration of the following:  temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation, and ventilation which will affect the dispersal of smoke. Prescribed fire specialists compare conditions on the ground to those […]

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PRESCRIBED BURN PLANNED ON SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST

SANTA FE, NM, November 19, 2014 — Fire managers at Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct a prescribed pile burn in the Santa Fe Watershed on the Espanola Ranger District. The Santa Fe Watershed pile burn may be conducted from December 01, 2014, through the month of February only on favorable days as […]

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SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST PLANS PRESCRIBED BURN

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 17, 2014 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct a prescribed pile burn on the Jemez Ranger District. The Virgin Mesa prescribed burn may be conducted from November 19, 2014, through March 31, 2015, only on favorable days as conditions allow. The Virgin Mesa […]

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NM State Land Office and South Central Mountain RC&D – Alto area prescribed burn planned for this coming weekend – POSTPONED

Joint press release for NM State Land Office and South Central Mountain RC&D – Alto Mesa Prescribed Burn 11/14/14 – 8:30 am PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE:  The Alto Mesa prescribed pile burn is POSTPONED due to unfavorable weather conditions. The forecast for wind speed/direction and ventilation for smoke dispersion are outside of the pre-identified parameters (for this specific […]

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PRESCRIBED BURN PLANNED ON SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 13, 2014 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct an additional prescribed pile burn on the Cuba Ranger District. In addition to the previously announced Cedar Springs and Chaparral prescribed burns, the La Jara prescribed burn may be conducted from November 13, 2014, through […]

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PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED ON SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 12, 2014 – Fire managers at the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct prescribed pile burns on the Cuba Ranger District. The Cedar Springs and Chaparral prescribed pile burns may be conducted from November 13, 2014, through March 30, 2015, only on favorable days as conditions allow. The […]

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PRESCRIBED BURN PLANNED ON SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST

SANTA FE, NM, November 10, 2014 — Fire managers at Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct a prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District. The Gallinas Watershed burn may be conducted from November 12, 2014, through the month of December only on favorable days as conditions allow. A […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned at Pecos National Historical Park

PECOS, NM: Superintendent Karl Cordova announced today that Pecos National Historical Park plans to continue implementation of a fuels treatment program on park lands initially begun during the summer of 2005. The program is designed to reduce hazardous fuel levels and to restore and maintain historic pasture lands. As part of this program, up to […]

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Carson National Forest – Red Mesa Prescribed Burn Begun

  Taos, NM, October 28, 2014 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest’s Tres Piedras Ranger District have begun ignition of the Red Mesa prescribed burn.  Fire managers are taking advantage of favorable conditions to accelerate forest restoration through the use of prescribed fire. The Red Mesa prescribed burn is located 3 miles south […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned on Santa Fe National Forest

October 27, 2014 — Fire managers at Santa Fe National Forest are planning to continue prescribed pile burns on the Jemez Ranger District. The Las Conchas Meadow, Thompson Ridge and Fenton Hill prescribed pile burns may be conducted October 28 through November 21, 2014, only on favorable days as conditions allow. Las Conchas Meadow with […]

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Sandia Ranger District Prepares for Prescribed Fire in David Canyon

TIJERAS, NM, October 26, 2014 – Fire Management Officers on the Sandia Ranger District have finalized plans for prescribed burning in David Canyon. Weather permitting ignition will start on Tuesday the October 28, 2014. The area proposed for prescribed burning has been mechanically thinned and opened to the public for fuel wood during the last […]

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Santa Fe National Forest – Los Griegos Prescribed Pile Burn

October 21, 2014 — Fire managers at Santa Fe National Forest are planning to continue a prescribed pile burn on the Jemez Ranger District. The Los Griegos prescribed pile burn may be conducted October 23rd through October 31st only on favorable days as conditions allow. A total of 300 acres of piles may be treated […]

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Carson National Forest – Red Mesa & Maquinita Prescribed Burns

Taos, NM, October 15, 2014 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest’s Tres Piedras Ranger District  plan to implement the Red Mesa prescribed burn project as early as next week.  As alignment of weather, resources and other conditions continue, plans are to follow Red Mesa with the Maquinita prescribed burn. Red Mesa Prescribed Burn […]

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Wildland Fire Smoke Workshop Planned, November 6-8, 2014

Albuquerque, NM – If you have ever wondered: “What’s up with that wildland fire smoke in the air?,” a new workshop that looks at wildfire smoke management might give you the answers you’re looking for. The Southwest Fire Science Consortium and the Association for Fire Ecology are sponsoring a first of its kind, wildland fire […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County

Roswell, NM – On October 15, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin a prescribed burn operation about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso in Lincoln County. The West Spur prescribed fire will be 113 acres and is located off of West Mesa Road in the Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area (NCA). […]

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Prescribed Fire Planned in Piñon Creek

Carlsbad – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to begin prescribed burn operations on the Wright Well Prescribed Burn, Tuesday October 14 through Wednesday October 15, 2014, weather permitting. The burn will take 1 to 2 days to complete. The Wright Well burn is located 16 miles Southwest of Dunken in Piñon Creek, […]

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Carson National Forest – Alamosa Rx Completed

Taos, NM, October 9, 2014 – Yesterday, the remaining 1,700 acres of the 4,400-acre Alamosa prescribed burn were successfully completed. The precipitation received in the surrounding communities helped with the smoke dispersal. Residual smoke will continue for the next few days as fuel in the interior continues to burn but will diminish daily. Firefighter and […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Activities Planned in Ruidoso Area – OCTOBER

LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST – Smokey Bear Ranger District – Ruidoso Area Prescribed Fire Update 10/9/14 – 10:30 am – prescribed fire operations, ignitions, are underway on the Perry Prescribed Fire project.  Smoke will be visible during ignitions.  10/8/14 – 9:00 am – ignitions on the Perry Prescribed Fire project (2.5 miles south of Glencoe) are […]

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Carson National Forest – Alamosa Prescribed Burn Update

Taos, NM, October 8, 2014 – Fire managers of the west zone of the Carson National Forest were able to successfully accomplish approximately 2,200 acres of the Alamosa prescribed burn using aerial and hand ignition. Plans are to complete the remainder of the 1500 acres today. The Alamosa project is located approximately 1 mile southwest […]

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Carson National Forest – 4.400-acre Alamosa Prescribed Burn

Taos, NM, October 7, 2014- The West Zone of the Carson National Forest began ignition of the Alamosa prescribed burn yesterday, October 6, and successfully completed approximately 600 acres. Ignition has begun this morning and will continue throughout the day while weather conditions remain favorable. Aerial ignition will be used in the interior of the […]

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