Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2020

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Wildland Fire Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2020. This year’s theme is “When wildfire strikes will you be ready?”  The messaging of the week provides actions individuals can take to prevent […]

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SFNF Temporarily Suspends Prescribed Burning During COVID-19 Outbreak

SANTA FE, NM – March 20, 2020 – The Santa Fe National Forest today announced that all planned prescribed burns have been postponed until further notice. Potential smoke impacts to the public are always considered in prescribed fire and wildfire management. The decision to postpone ignitions will: prevent any effects from smoke that might further […]

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BLM to conduct prescribed fire in Cibola County

Between March 19 – April 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office will conduct the Chain of Craters prescribed burn in the El Malpais National Conservation Area, weather permitting.  The burn will be conducted in several phases during this timeframe and consists of approximately 2,500 acres of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper. […]

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REMINDER: Pile Burns Planned for Hyde Memorial State Park March 9-14, 2020   

The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division would like to remind you of a planned prescribed pile burn scheduled for next week (March 9-14, 2020) at Hyde Memorial State Park in Santa Fe. Smoke-sensitive individuals, including those with respiratory issues or heart disease, are advised to protect their health and limit outdoor exposure […]

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SFNF Plans La Presa Prescribed Fire on Coyote District

SANTA FE, NM – March 6, 2020 – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to conduct the La Presa prescribed fire on Mesa los Indios as early as March 19. The decision to proceed will depend on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, […]

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BLM prescribed fires in Lincoln County Spring 2020

Continuing this Spring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  There are two burn units totalling 780 acres located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  Another 20-acre unit is located two miles […]

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SFNF Plans Prescribed Burn on Rowe Mesa

SANTA FE, NM – March 4, 2020 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to conduct a prescribed burn on east Rowe Mesa on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District sometime between March 16 and April 30, 2020, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, […]

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BLM plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro March 2020

Beginning March 4, and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burns in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument on the Guadalupe Mountains south of Cerro, N.M., and on Pot Mountain approximately 7 miles west of Cerro, N.M.  Smoke may be visible from highways NM 522, […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Ignition of the Slash Pit Scheduled for Sunday Mar. 1

Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest plan to ignite the slash pit near Cloudcroft, NM off Highway 244 on Sunday, March 1 if conditions permit. Smoke may be visible from Cloudcroft and surrounding communities. For information on the slash pit visit http://www.highcountryposts.com/slash-pit/ .  

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Take Action Now to Protect Your Home from Wildfire

It may seem premature to plan for the upcoming fire season while there is still snow in some areas, but fire managers from New Mexico State Forestry, the Bureau of Land Management, and Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are encouraging residents to take action now to help protect their homes in the event of […]

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Glorieta Camps Prescribed Burn Planned to Improve Forest Health and Reduce Wildfire Risk

Santa Fe, NM –Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts, and initiate a prescribed burn at Glorieta Camps, west of Pecos, as early as February 18th, 2020. This burn will be […]

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2020-2021 Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program Application Period Open

New Mexico Counties has announced that applications for the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant are now being accepted.  This program is offered by New Mexico Counties and funded by Bureau of Land Management New Mexico.  This grant program assists communities in New Mexico that are near BLM lands and would be affected by wildfire.  Approximately $260,000 […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District- 16 Springs Prescribed Burn

Cloudcroft, NM – 2/4/2020-Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District in Cloudcroft, NM, are prescribed burning today in the 16 Springs area near Mayhill, NM. Smoke may be visible from Mayhill and along Hwy 82.  Smoke may linger at night and early morning and maybe seen for several days following ignition. Prescribed fire Removes dead […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in Socorro County in Feb.-March, 2020

Between Feb. 10 and March 20, the Bureau of Land Management’s Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office, White Sands Missile Range and private landowners plan to burn up to 1,100 acres east of Socorro, NM.  Four separate units of sacaton grass and brush will be burned, weather permitting.  Two […]

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Updated: BLM Taos Field Office plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro in Feb. 2020

Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument on the Guadalupe Mountains, located 1 mile south of Cerro, N.M.  Smoke may be visible from highways NM 522, U.S. 285, and U.S. 64. On Feb. 1, BLM […]

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Gila National Forest: Glenwood Ranger District planning to burn piles at Cedar Breaks

Glenwood, NM, January 22, 2020 — The Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest will be burning 33 acres of piles at Cedar Breaks, weather and resources permitting. Implementation may occur as early as Monday, January 27 or as late as March 2020. The project location is: Cedar Breaks: US Hwy 180, County 36, Approximately 7 […]

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Gila National Forest: Glenwood Ranger District Planning Slash Pile Burn

Glenwood, NM, January 22, 2020— The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District will be burning the Glenwood Slash Pile, weather and resources permitting. Implementation may occur as early as Monday, January 27. It is anticipated that this community slash pit could be ignited three to six times per year depending on fuel accumulations. Post ignition […]

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Prescribed burn planned for Sandoval County Spring 2020

Beginning Jan. 24 thru April 30, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office will conduct a prescribed burn at the Perea Nature Area on approximately 20 acres of salt cedar and Russian olive tree piles. The project is located along the Perea Nature Trail, which is within the Rio Salado Riparian area, […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District: Perk Prescribed Burn 1/16/20

Update: 1/16/20: Crews will be burning again today. See the initial post below for complete information.   Initial Post: 1/15/20-Fire managers on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are conducting the Perk Prescribed Burn today. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso, Alto, Bonito, Ruidoso Downs, Hwy 48, Hwy 37, Hwy 70 […]

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Prescribed burns planned in Lincoln County in January 2020

Beginning this month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  There are five burn units totalling 1,230 acres located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. These operations are weather dependent and will […]

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