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SFNF Plans to Conduct Prescribed Burn on Rowe Mesa Next Week

SANTA FE, NM – April 18, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct the East Rowe Mesa Phase II prescribed burn on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District from Tuesday, April 23, through Sunday, April 28, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather, remain favorable. The 293-acre […]

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Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Burn Planned as Early as Next Week

SANTA FE, NM – April 18, 2019 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to initiate a prescribed burn in Pacheco Canyon on the Española Ranger District as early as Monday, […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Canjilon Ranger District in May

Taos, NM—April 17, 2019—Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to take advantage of favorable conditions including fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds and weather forecasts to continue the Highway 84 prescribed burn on the Canjilon Ranger District.  Last fall, 181 acres of the 820-acre unit were accomplished. The remaining 639 acres will be […]

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Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed is a Go

SANTA FE, NM – April 16, 2019 – In consultation with the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC), the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is proceeding with a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed today. Up to […]

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Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned for Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – April 15, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed […]

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Media Advisory: Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Postponed Again; May Be Rescheduled Sometime Next Week

SANTA FE, NM – April 4, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will not conduct the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed tomorrow, April 5. After reviewing conditions on the ground, including recent precipitation, and forecasted weather and winds, fire managers decided […]

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Media Advisory: SFNF Postpones Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed; Next Possible Window April 5

SANTA FE, NM – April 1, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have postponed the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed. The plan was to conduct the burn on Tuesday, April 2, but due to current conditions, including forecasted […]

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SFNF Plans to Proceed with Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – March 28, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to proceed with the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed as early as April 2, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and […]

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Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned for Mid-March to Restore Forest Health, Reduce Risk of Wildfire

SANTA FE, NM – March 5, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to initiate a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed on the Española Ranger District as […]

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SFNF Plans La Cueva Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – March 4, 2019 – For Immediate Release – Ignitions on the previously announced La Cueva prescribed burn on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) could begin as early as today.  Fire managers moved the window for the La Cueva burn from February to March, and […]

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Fire-Adapted Communities Are Focus of Prescribed Burn Planned on Santa Fe National Forest Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Feb. 27, 2019 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest are working with communities to reduce the risk of wildfire by conducting a prescribed burn at the Thompson Ridge slash pit this spring. The half-acre slash pit, located at the […]

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Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Burn Planned for Mid-March

SANTA FE, NM – February 25, 2019 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to initiate a prescribed burn in Pacheco Canyon on the Española Ranger District as early as Monday, […]

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SFNF Plans La Cueva Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Feb. 12, 2019 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to conduct a prescribed burn in the La Cueva area 7 miles northwest of the village of Pecos if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and […]

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SFNF – Update: Jemez RD to begin piles burns in February

SANTA FE, NM – February 6, 2019 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality, and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) began ignitions on piles this week. Fire managers expect treatments to continue through March, […]

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SFNF – Cuba Ranger District La Jara prescribed burn planned today

SANTA FE, NM – February 5, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the La Jara vicinity on the Cuba Ranger District today through […]

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SFNF – Jemez RD to begin piles burns in February

SANTA FE, NM – February 2, 2019 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality, and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on piles between February 4 and February 14 to reduce […]

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SFNF – Cuba Ranger District Chaparral Piles Burn may start today

SANTA FE, NM – January 31, 2019 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions today on Chaparral piles to reduce the risk of high-severity […]

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SFNF – La Cueva prescribed burn near Pecos canceled

SANTA FE, NM – December 12, 2018. The La Cueva prescribed burn near Pecos that was scheduled to start as early as this week is canceled due to the lack of needed snow.  Fire managers will check conditions the first of the New Year. As early as Dec. 10, fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas […]

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SFNF – La Cueva prescribed burn slated in December near Pecos

SANTA FE, NM – December 10, 2018. As early as Dec. 10, fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest expect to prescribed burn approximately 372 acres in the La Cueva area through Dec. 31 as weather permits. The treatment area is approximately seven miles northwest of Pecos. Smoke may […]

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SFNF – Jemez Ranger Dist. to start Vallecitos piles burn Dec. 4

Santa Fe, NM—December 3, 2018. U.S. Forest Service fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on Vallecitos piles Dec. 4 through Dec. 14 to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Crews plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air […]

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