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Fire Crews Monitoring Prescribed Burn Unit in Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire crews today conducted both aerial and on-the-ground surveys of the 248-acre unit within the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed that was treated with prescribed fire yesterday.  By this afternoon, more than 75 percent of the unit was cold with a few spots still smoldering […]

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Fire Crews Conduct Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

  SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 16, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  After assessing conditions again this morning, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are proceeding with a prescribed burn on 248 acres within the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed.  Hand and aerial ignitions are expected to wrap by 2:00 p.m. today. The […]

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Small Prescribed Burn Planned in Santa Fe Watershed To Restore Forest Health, Reduce Risk of Wildfire

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, forecasted winds and weather, to conduct a one-day prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed on Thursday, Nov. 16. The […]

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SFNF Plans to Resume Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 8, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers are planning to resume the previously announced prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District tomorrow.  The decision to proceed will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts and available resources. […]

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Advisory: French Mesa Prescribed Burn

After a successful test burn this morning, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are proceeding with the French Mesa prescribed burn. The French Mesa treatment area totals 5,041 acres located approximately 10 miles north of the community of Gallina and may take three to four days to complete. Smoke from the prescribed burn […]

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SFNF May Conduct Prescribed Burn On French Mesa

SFNF May Conduct Prescribed Burn On French Mesa SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 2, 2017 – For Immediate Release.   Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct the previously announced French Mesa […]

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Operations Commence on Stable Mesa Prescribed Burn

Operations Commence on Stable Mesa Prescribed Burn SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest started operations on the previously announced 1,950-acre Stable Mesa prescribed burn today, blacklining the perimeter of the treatment area.  If conditions, including fuel moisture […]

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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn To Resume Next Week

Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn To Resume Next Week SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers hope to resume the prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District next week, perhaps as early as Tuesday, Oct. 24.  The decision to burn on Tuesday will be […]

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Two Prescribed Burns Proceed on Santa Fe National Forest

Santa Fe, NM – Oct. 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are taking advantage of favorable fall conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to proceed with two previously announced prescribed burns today. Crews are working on both the 536-acre Cedar Springs prescribed burn […]

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Mesitas Prescribed Burn Planned on the Santa Fe National Forest Española Ranger District

Santa Fe, NM – Oct. 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Mesitas prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District.  Ignitions could begin as early as Monday, Oct. 16, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. The 2,515-acre […]

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Cedar Springs Prescribed Burn Planned on Cuba Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are hoping to take advantage of favorable fall conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct the Cedar Springs prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District as early as Monday, Oct. 16, […]

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Fall Prescribed Burns Planned on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 5, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable fall conditions to conduct prescribed burns as early as Monday, Oct. 16.  That window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality […]

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Cuba Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall

Cuba Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 27, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct previously announced prescribed burns sometime between Oct. […]

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Prescribed Burn Set to Start in Gallinas Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – September 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release – A prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District may begin as early as tomorrow.  The decision to burn on Wednesday will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts and available resources.  The […]

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Weather Puts Palmer and Ojitos Managed Fires on Hold

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Based on this week’s forecast for significant moisture across Northern New Mexico, fire managers on the Palmer and Ojitos Fires are temporarily halting operations.  A back door cold front is bringing rain and thunderstorms into the state with the potential to drop as much […]

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Fire Crews Complete Operations on Deer Creek Fire

Fire Crews Complete Operations on Deer Creek Fire SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Crews on the Santa Fe National Forest have completed fire operations on the 1,022-acre Deer Creek Fire on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).  The lightning-caused wildfire on Peggy Mesa gave […]

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Why It Makes Sense to Manage Wildfires Now

Why It Makes Sense to Manage Wildfires Now SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of three unplanned lightning-caused wildfires to achieve significant benefits on the ground, including safer communities and healthier forests and watersheds. The Ojitos Fire on […]

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Coyote Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall

Coyote Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct previously announced prescribed burns sometime between Sept. […]

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SFNF Crews Continue to Manage West Side Fires

SFNF Crews Continue to Manage West Side Fires SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Work continues on the lightning-caused Deer Creek and Ojitos Fires on the Jemez and Coyote Ranger Districts, respectively, on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). The Deer Creek Fire on Peggy Mesa is holding at 140 […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned on Santa Fe National Forest

SANTA FE, NM – September 24, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct a prescribed burn in Gallinas Canyon on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District.  The planned burn will include a combination of pile burning and broadcast burning. The window for the Gallinas Canyon prescribed […]

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