BLM to Implement Chain of Craters-Rendija Prescribed Fire in Cibola County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in Cibola County, weather permitting.  The burn, which will occur in the 4,000 acre Chain of Craters-Rendija prescribed fire project, will be conducted in several phases. The project area is located within the […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire in McKinley and Sandoval Counties

Beginning in February and continuing through spring, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties, weather permitting. The approximately 500-acre area, known as Mesa Chivato, is comprised of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas, […]

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BLM Plans Mertz Ranch Prescribed Fire in Cibola County

Beginning in February, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, plans to conduct the Mertz Ranch prescribed fire on approximately 1,000 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA).  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately 2 – 4 days to […]

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SFNF Plans La Cueva Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Feb. 12, 2019 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to conduct a prescribed burn in the La Cueva area 7 miles northwest of the village of Pecos if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and […]

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BLM plans pile burning in Catron County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County, weather permitting.  In addition, debris from the creation of defensible space in the Wild Horse Subdivision will be burned.  The Wild Horse Slash Pit is located […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Chaves County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring 2019, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico plans to conduct prescribed burns in Chaves County.  The Sand Ranch (Map_SandRanch_Spring_2019) prescribed fire consists of three burn units located 40 miles east of Roswell.  The operations are dependent upon favorable weather conditions and will take several days to complete.  Smoke […]

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SFNF – Update: Jemez RD to begin piles burns in February

SANTA FE, NM – February 6, 2019 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality, and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) began ignitions on piles this week. Fire managers expect treatments to continue through March, […]

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SFNF – Cuba Ranger District La Jara prescribed burn planned today

SANTA FE, NM – February 5, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the La Jara vicinity on the Cuba Ranger District today through […]

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Gila NF: Reserve RD planning a prescribed burn near Collins Park

Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Collins Park Reserve, NM, February 4, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District is planning on implementing two (2) prescribed fires (La Jolla and Shantie Springs) including approximately 6,000 acres which is located near Collins Park and surrounding area. The prescribed burns are tentatively scheduled for this […]

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SFNF – Jemez RD to begin piles burns in February

SANTA FE, NM – February 2, 2019 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality, and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on piles between February 4 and February 14 to reduce […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Socorro County

Beginning Feb. 11 and continuing until March 15, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office and private landowners, plan to burn approximately 2,500 acres of grass and brush located east of Socorro, NM, weather permitting.  There are five burn units, located 10-20 miles north of […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in February 2019, and continuing into the spring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 5 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  There are two prescribed fires being planned to take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area […]

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SFNF – Cuba Ranger District Chaparral Piles Burn may start today

SANTA FE, NM – January 31, 2019 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions today on Chaparral piles to reduce the risk of high-severity […]

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UPDATE – Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdaelna Ranger District- Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire will be implemented when conditons are favorable

Magdalena, NM, January 29, 2019 – Fire Managers at Cibola National Forest will execute several prescribed fires on the Magdalena Ranger District this winter.  These planned ignitions are conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  They promote forest health in many ways by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing habitat diversity.  They […]

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UPDATE/FINAL: Homestead Fire – Lincoln County, NM – 01/22/19 – 2:00 p.m.

Homestead Fire Ownership(s): Private and US Forest Service, Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Start Date/Time Detected: 01/21/19, 2:35pm Location: Homestead Acres, NE of Ruidoso, NM Firefighting Resources: Local, County and Forest Service resources are responding to the fire. Size Estimate: 43 Acres % Contained: 100% Cause: Unknown Status: The Homestead Fire was reported around 2:35 p.m. Monday […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Start – 1/21/2019, 16:25: Homestead Fire

Lincoln National Forest – New Start – Homestead Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Date/Time Detected: 1/21/2019, 2:35pm Location: Near FS Road 120A. NE of Ruidoso, NM Firefighting Resources: Local, County and Forest Service resources are responding to the fire. Size: 15-20 Acres Cause: Unknown Initial Status: The Homestead Fire was reported around 2:35 […]

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SFNF – La Cueva prescribed burn near Pecos canceled

SANTA FE, NM – December 12, 2018. The La Cueva prescribed burn near Pecos that was scheduled to start as early as this week is canceled due to the lack of needed snow.  Fire managers will check conditions the first of the New Year. As early as Dec. 10, fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas […]

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SFNF – La Cueva prescribed burn slated in December near Pecos

SANTA FE, NM – December 10, 2018. As early as Dec. 10, fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest expect to prescribed burn approximately 372 acres in the La Cueva area through Dec. 31 as weather permits. The treatment area is approximately seven miles northwest of Pecos. Smoke may […]

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Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands – The Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire implementation

U.S. Forest Service Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Magdalena Ranger District The Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire will be implemented the week of December 03, 2018, or as soon as conditions are favorable.  Albuquerque, NM, December 4, 2018 – Fire Managers for the Cibola National Forest are planning to execute several prescribed fires on the […]

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SFNF – Jemez Ranger Dist. to start Vallecitos piles burn Dec. 4

Santa Fe, NM—December 3, 2018. U.S. Forest Service fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on Vallecitos piles Dec. 4 through Dec. 14 to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Crews plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air […]

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