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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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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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LNF – Guadalupe Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Activities on FS lands near Queen subvision

CARLSBAD, NM – Fire officials on the Guadalupe Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are planning to conduct pile burning activities this fall on Forest Service lands south of the Queen Subdivision, off of NM State Highway 137. The 150-acre project area has been thinned and pile burning will be used to remove small […]

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BLM Fire Restrictions Set for Albuquerque District (8 Counties and 2.5 Million Acres Affected)

Albuquerque, NM – In spite of recent rainfall, the BLM Albuquerque District Office is implementing fire restrictions on BLM administered public lands in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance, and Valencia Counties.  However, due to continued drought and increasing fire danger, the BLM will implement these fire restrictions effective June 2, 2014, to help […]

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