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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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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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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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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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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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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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