BLM Plans Prescribed Burn in Socorro County
Socorro, NM – The Bureau of Land Management’s Socorro Field Office is planning a prescribed burn of up to 100 acres in Socorro County between late April and the end of May, weather permitting. The burn includes the 100 acre Wolf Wells Prescribed Burn located 12 miles west of Magdalena, NM and immediately south southeast of US Highway 60 near the Montosa Ranch. The objective for this burn is to remove slash (limbs and branches) created as part of old thinning projects, reduce wildfire risk, improve ecosystem health, and enhance wildlife habitat.
Active ignition will take 1-3 days for this burn, with some smoke visible in the burn area for up to a week after ignition operations are completed. Firefighters will monitor the burn until there is no visible smoke. Smoke from the Wolf Wells burn may impact Highway 60 and could create brief periods of reduced visibility for motorists. In addition, motorists are advised to use caution when driving through the area during the burn.
Questions about the burns should be directed to BLM’s Socorro Field Office at (575) 835-0412.