BLM plans prescribed fire in Sandoval County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 75 acres of BLM-managed lands located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, N.M. between Nov. 28 – Dec. 31, weather permitting.  The burn is expected to take one day and will be conducted on the east side of Highway 550, with smoke visible from the highway and surrounding areas.
For the safety of fire crews and the public, prescribed fire signs will be posted on the highway during the operation. Motorists should travel carefully through the area when signs are present due to the potential for smoke on the highway or fire vehicles entering traffic or located on the roadside.
The purpose of this project is to maintain the open grassy meadow by reducing encroaching vegetation that includes shrubs, cactus and invasive weeds.
For additional information about this project, please contact Pete Rivera, 505-761-8943, or Ryan Romero, 505-761-8770.

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