Carson National Forest to Resume Prescribed Fire Operations

Carson National Forest fire crews are preparing to resume prescribed fire operations this winter to reduce hazardous fuels in advance of warmer, drier weather. The Willow Piles Prescribed Fire, which would only move forward pending suitable conditions, is the first such for the Carson National Forest after the USDA Forest Service National Prescribed Fire Review was released […]

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Mountainair Ranger District to Conduct Capilla Prescribed Fire

Pile burning starting as early as Jan 31 ALBUQUERQUE, NM – January 26, 2023 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews are preparing this month to strategically implement 8 acres of piles within the Capilla Fuels Reduction and Restoration Project in the Manzano Mountains. The pile burn area is located near the Red […]

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Sandia Ranger District to Conduct Sulphur Canyon Prescribed Fire

Pile burning starting as early as Jan 30 ALBUQUERQUE, NM – January 24, 2023 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews are preparing this month to strategically implement 100 acres of piles within the Sulphur unit under the Sandia Piles Rx plan. The pile burn area is located in the Sandia east mountains, […]

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Glorieta Camps Prescribed Burning to Begin with Arrival of Snow 1/19/23

For Immediate Release: 1/17/2023 Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions on Jan. 19th, including snow levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts, and initiate prescribed pile burning at Glorieta Camps. This is the first of ongoing burns throughout the winter when conditions […]

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Cibola National Forest and Grasslands to Conduct Prescribed Fire to Reduce Hazardous Fuels

Mt Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair, Sandia, Black Kettle and Kiowa Rita Blanca Ranger Districts ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Jan. 10, 2023 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews are preparing this week to strategically implement multiple prescribed fires across the forest and grasslands to reduce hazardous fuels in advance of warmer, drier weather and pending […]

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Glorieta Camps winter season prescribed burning planned to begin 1/3/2023

For Immediate Release Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest StewardsGuild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts, and initiate prescribed burning at Glorieta Camps as early as January 3rd, 2022. Glorieta Camps is west of the village of Pecos. […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans 2022-23 Winter Prescribed Burns

Valles Caldera National Preserve News Release  Release Date: December 12, 2022  Contact: Dave Krueger, Chief of Interpretation and Public Information Officer, VALL_News@nps.gov  Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans 2022-23 Winter Prescribed Burns Jemez Springs, NM – The National Park Service plans to implement prescribed burn projects in Valles Caldera National Preserve between December 2022 and the end of the 2022-23 winter […]

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BLM Rio Puerco Field Office to implement three prescribed fires

Throughout the winter season, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will implement three prescribed fires, depending on weather conditions. The Mesa Chivato Prescribed Fire will be within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas, west of Highway 550 and 15 miles southwest of San Luis, in Sandoval and McKinley counties. The project is part of a […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round:

 Don’t Hibernate on a Preparedness Plan Take this seasonal break to create or review and improve your personal preparedness plan for emergencies. Your New Mexico wildfire cooperators at nearby national forests, agencies, and non-governmental organizations conclude the 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign with a December message: Don’t Hibernate on a Preparedness Plan. Although emergencies and disasters can occur […]

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Fire update – Lewis Prescribed Fire

The Lewis Prescribed Fire on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest was postponed after a foot of snow fell in areas across the forest. Instead, fire managers are turning their attention to pile burning and ignitions are underway today on the Jim Lewis debris piles, 11 miles southwest of Weed. Ignitions may […]

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Sacramento Ranger District plans to implement the Lewis Prescribed fire

CLOUDCROFT, NM, Nov. 23, 2022 – Fire managers on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are preparing to implement one of the prescribed fires planned across the forest this fall and winter. Ignitions on the Lewis Prescribed Fire could begin as early as Monday, Nov. 28, and continue through Thursday, Dec. 1 […]

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Update: Prescribed Fire Planned on State Trust Land – South of Pie Town, NM

For more information contact: Mark Meyers 505-946-7082  The New Mexico State Land Office (NMSLO) is planning a collaborative prescribed fire scheduled for Nov. 11-17, 2022, on approximately 400 acres of state trust land near Mangas Divide (approximately 16 miles southwest of Pie Town, NM in Catron County).  The project is being implemented in the fall while there is an opportunity to safely […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Durfee Bolander Unit 7 Prescribed Fire

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains – Socorro County, NM ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Nov. 14, 2022 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) plan to implement the previously announced Durfee Bolander Unit 7 prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Tuesday, […]

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Prescribed Fire Planned on State Trust Land – South of Pie Town, NM

The New Mexico State Land Office (NMSLO) is planning a collaborative prescribed fire scheduled for Nov. 11-17, 2022, on approximately 400 acres of state trust land near Mangas Divide (approximately 16 miles southwest of Pie Town, NM in Catron County).  The project is being implemented in the fall while there is an opportunity to safely and responsibly meet burn objectives and […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Durfee Bolander Unit 7 Prescribed Fire

Magdalena Ranger District – Socorro County, NM ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Nov. 8, 2022 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews plan to conduct the Durfee Bolander prescribed fire project on the Magdalena Ranger District starting as early as Nov. 13 and continuing through Nov. 20 pending suitable conditions. The project area is located […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County, Nov.-Dec. 2022

Beginning November 1 and ending December 31, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Socorro Field Office plans to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County, weather permitting.  Details on each location and size are as follows: Active ignition will take one to five days, with some smoke visible in the […]

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