Red Flag Warnings for Carson National Forest

Taos, NM, April 1, 2015 – The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for the next couple of days for much of the Carson National Forest. These warnings are issued to call attention to short term critical weather conditions that may result in extreme fire behavior. These critical weather conditions occur when sustained […]

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Never park your vehicle over dead grass, your catalytic converter can start a fire.

Never park your vehicle over dead grass, your catalytic converter can start a fire. More info: http://bit.ly/SmokeyTips

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Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck.

Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck. More info: http://interactive.firewise.org/

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Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days.

Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days. More Info: http://bit.ly/SparkArrestor

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It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will threaten your community. Get Fire Adapted.

It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will threaten your community. Learn how to get Fire Adapted.

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Never throw a cigarette out the window of a vehicle. Use your ashtray to prevent wildfires.

Never throw a cigarette out the window of a vehicle. Use your ashtray to prevent wildfires. Learn More: http://bit.ly/CigarettePSA One Less Spark = One Less Wldfire.

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Wildfire season is here. Prepare. Protect. Prevail.

Wildfire season is here. Prepare. Protect. Prevail. Get FireAdapted now at http://FireAdapted.org

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week is March 29 – April 4, 2015

Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week is March 29 – April 4, 2015. This year’s theme is “Where We Live, How We Live, Living with Wildfire.”  We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to increase awareness and to promote actions that reduce the risk from wildfire to homes and communities. Learn More: 2015 SW Wildfire Awareness Week Outreach Toolkit New Mexico Prevention Resources  Smokey […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Sierra County

Beginning Tuesday, March 31, through Thursday, April 2, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn within Sierra County in southern New.  In total, 15-20 BLM firefighters and personnel will monitor the fires.  Smoke will be visible in the burn areas, and some smoke may remain for a couple of days after […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Chaves County

Beginning in late March or early April, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to begin prescribed burning operations approximately 5 miles northeast of Roswell in Chaves County.   The Dunahoo Hills prescribed fire will be 400 acres in size and is located off of Highway 70and East of Capitan Road.  Smoke from the […]

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Carson National Forest Spring and Summer Prescribed Burns

Taos, NM, March 23, 2015—For Immediate Release. The Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest has planned two prescribed burn projects for spring and summer as conditions permit. Spring and early summer provide a window of opportunity to conduct prescribed burns on days when environment factors such as wind, relative humidity, temperature, expected […]

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Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Fire Update – 3/21/15

Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento and Smokey Bear Ranger Districts plan to take advantage of favorable weather and burning conditions during the month of April. Sacramento Ranger District personnel will focus on the 210-acre Akers Prescribed Fire project, located about 2 miles south of the junction of NM Highways 130 and 24; […]

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2015

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2015. This year’s theme is “Where We Live, How We Live, Living with Wildfire.”  The focus of the week is to increase awareness and to promote actions that reduce the risk from wildfire to homes and communities. We encourage you […]

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Prescribed Burn in Dripping Springs Natural Area

Las Cruces, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn at the Dripping Springs Natural Area (Natural Area) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Dripping Springs prescribed burn is planned for the morning of March 12, 2015, weather permitting. Smoke will be highly visible to the City of Las Cruces […]

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Prescribed Burn in Otero County

Las Cruces, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in conjunction with Holloman Air Force Base, is planning a prescribed burn within Otero County in southern New Mexico over the next week. In total, 15-20 BLM firefighters and personnel will monitor the fire. Smoke will be evident in the burn areas and some smoke may remain […]

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Carlsbad BLM Planned Prescribed Fires for the Month of March 2015

Prescribed Fires Planned   CARLSBAD – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to conduct prescribed burns at 4 locations throughout the area beginning the first week of March, weather permitting. Prescribed burning operations are expected to continue through the month of March. These prescribed burn projects are part of a restoration effort to […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Chaves County beginning Feb. 20th

Prescribed Burns Planned in Chaves County    Roswell, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to begin prescribed burn operations approximately 10 miles northeast of Roswell in Chaves County.  The Eight Mile Draw prescribed fire will be 600 acres in size and is located off of Aztec Road along the Pecos River.  […]

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Carson National Forest Tres Piedras Ranger District Prescribed Burn Plans

Taos, NM, January 29, 2015 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest’s Tres Piedras Ranger District have begun planning for Winter and Spring prescribed burn projects. Winter and Spring offer an opportunity to take advantage of favorable conditions to accelerate forest restoration through the use of prescribed fire. These fires help reduce hazardous fuels, […]

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