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Fire Treatment Planned on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Feb. 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct a prescribed burn on the Joaquin fuelwood unit on the Jemez Ranger District. Ignitions could begin as early as Feb. 24, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, […]

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Prescribed Pile Burn on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District to Focus on Illegally Dumped Debris

SANTA FE, NM – Jan. 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct an administrative pile burn to reduce illegally dumped slash and woody debris that has accumulated along Forest Road 86-A on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District. Ignitions on the 0.1-acre site, located […]

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Joaquin Prescribed Pile Burn Continues on Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez and Cuba Ranger Districts

Santa Fe, NM – Dec. 14, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to continue the Joaquin prescribed pile burn on Thursday, Dec. 15, if conditions, including air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable. The 60-acre treatment area sits on the boundary between the Jemez and Cuba […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned On Santa Fe National Forest, Cuba Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Dec. 12, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning a prescribed pile burn on the Cuba Ranger District. The 20-acre Ojitos prescribed pile burn, located just northeast of Rancho Del Chaparral Girl Scout Camp, may begin as early as Wednesday, Dec. 14, only […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned On Santa Fe National Forest, Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Dec. 12, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning prescribed burns on the Coyote Ranger District as early as Tuesday, Dec. 13, if conditions, including weather, winds and air quality, are favorable. Crews expect to ignite piles of woody debris on 1 acre […]

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Joaquin Canyon Prescribed Burn Continues on Santa Fe National Forest

Santa Fe, NM – Dec. 9, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to continue the Joaquin Canyon prescribed pile burn over the weekend. If conditions, including air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable, crews expect to begin ignitions tomorrow on 30 to 40 acres of piles […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned This Week On Santa Fe National Forest

SANTA FE, NM – Dec. 5, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning prescribed burns on the Jemez, Cuba, Coyote and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger Districts this week if conditions, including weather, winds and air quality, are favorable. Ignitions may begin as early as Tuesday, Dec. 6. The […]

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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Continues on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Dec. 2, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue the Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn next week, focusing on a 180-acre block in the Las Dispensas area and a 1,120-acre unit on Johnson Mesa. Ignitions may begin Monday, Dec. 5, if conditions, […]

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Jemez Ranger District Conducts Thompson Ridge Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 30, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are conducting the previously announced Thompson Ridge prescribed pile burn on the Jemez Ranger District today. Conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable to complete the burn today. The 40-acre treatment […]

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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Continues on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 10, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue the Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn tomorrow, focusing on a 180-acre block in the Las Dispensas area and a 1,120-acre unit on Johnson Mesa. Ignitions will begin Friday, Nov. 11, if conditions, including […]

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Santa Fe NF Completes 2016 Objectives in Santa Fe Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 8, 2016 – For Immediate Release. After assessing the positive outcome of the prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today announced that resource objectives for 2016 have been met and there will be no more ignitions in the Watershed […]

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Coyote Ranger District Prepares for Mesa Potrero Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 2, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest expect to begin the previously announced Mesa Potrero pile burn on the Coyote Ranger District tomorrow if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. The 470-acre treatment area is located 7 […]

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Jemez Ranger District Prepares for Vallecitos Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 1, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest expect to begin the previously announced Vallecitos prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District tomorrow if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. The 363-acre treatment area is adjacent to the […]

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Gallina WUI Prescribed Burn Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 31, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest expect to begin the previously announced Gallina wildland-urban interface (WUI) prescribed burn on the Coyote Ranger District tomorrow if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. WUI refers to the transition […]

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Encino Prescribed Burn Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 26, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Encino prescribed pile burn on the Coyote Ranger District. Ignitions on approximately 5 acres near the community of Encino could begin as early as tomorrow, Oct. 27, if conditions, including fuel […]

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Vallecitos Prescribed Burn Planned on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Vallecitos prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District. Ignitions for the 363-acre treatment area, located 6 miles northeast of Jemez Springs and south of NM Highway 4, could begin as early […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 21, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest today announced plans to conduct prescribed burns in several locations on the Coyote Ranger District, including the Gallina wildland-urban interface (WUI), throughout the fall. Ignitions on several pile burns and the Gallina WUI could begin as […]

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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Postponed Again

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 18, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers are postponing the completion of the prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed until Oct. 24 or later, based on windy conditions predicted for this week. At the end of operations last week, fire crews had completed an estimated 200 acres in the […]

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Mesa Potrero Prescribed Burn Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 17, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the previously announced Mesa Potrero pile burn on the Coyote Ranger District this week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. Ignitions on the 470-acre fire, […]

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Santa Fe Area Sees Residual Smoke from Watershed Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 16, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Smoke from the prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed last week is lingering over the city as higher-than-expected temperatures created an inversion that has slowed its dispersal. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest, in consultation with the New Mexico Environment […]

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