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Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Fire Update – October 22, 2014

Alamogordo, Cloudcroft, Ruidoso, Carlsbad, NM – Prescribed fire operations continue on the Lincoln National Forest. The following information provides an update on activities planned on each district: Smokey Bear Ranger District/Guadalupe Ranger District: 10/22/14 – 10:00 am – NO prescribed fire activities (ignitions) today (October 22) on the Lincoln National Forest.  Monitoring of piles/areas that were […]

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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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Carson National Forest – Jicarilla Ranger District Fall Rx Plans

Taos, NM, October 3, 2014- The Carson National Forest’s Jicarilla Ranger District is planning to continue with its fall prescribed burn projects as favorable ventilation and weather conditions continue. The district was able to successfully complete 125 acres of the Box Tank Unit 2 on September 25th. The prescribed burns planned during the month of […]

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Carson National Forest – 4,400 acre Alamosa Rx to Begin Oct. 6th

Taos, NM, October 3, 2014- The West Zone of the Carson National Forest will begin ignition of the Alamosa prescribed burn Monday, October 6 and continue through October 10, contingent on favorable weather, available resources and other conditions. This project is on the El Rito Ranger District and is located approximately 1 mile southwest of […]

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Carson National Forest – Francisco Rx Burn Begun Oct. 2nd

Taos, NM, October 3, 2014 – The Carson National Forest’s Camino Real Ranger began implementation of the Francisco Prescribed Burn yesterday and successfully completed 147 acres. The burn consists of 300 to 500 acres and is located 3 miles northeast of Truchas and east of NM Highway 76 on Forest Road 155. Completion is expected […]

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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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Everyone is invited to participate in the SWFSC Smoke Workshop Nov 6-8, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM

SWFSC smoke workshop registration is now open! November 6-8, 2014 Albuquerque, NM The Southwest Fire Science Consortium together with the Association for Fire Ecology, is hosting a smoke workshop to bring private citizens, fire managers and science together. Click here for more information, which includes a DRAFT program, a link to registrationand hotel reservations at […]

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Of interest to all…REWARD POSTER – Up to $5000

The U.S. Forest Service will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for placing a glass jar which exploded on the Santa Fe National Forest on July 7.  See attached poster.  

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Mt. Taylor Ranger District lifts fire restrictions; announces opening of personal use firewood season

  Grants, NM – July 11, 2014. The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands’ Mt. Taylor Ranger District will be lifting Stage II fire restrictions on Monday, July 14, 2014. With the restrictions lifted, the district will begin selling personal firewood permits starting July 16, 2014. The season will run through approximately December, 15, 2014, […]

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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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