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BLM Albuquerque District to Rescind Restrictions Effective July 13

On July 13 at 8 a.m., the BLM Albuquerque District, in conjunction with federal partners and due to recent and forecasted precipitation, will rescind fire restrictions on district lands that fall within the following counties:  Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance and Valencia. Fire restrictions remain in effect for BLM-managed lands in the Farmington […]

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BLM Fire Restrictions Lifted in Southern NM

Recent moisture and increased humidity has reduced the fire danger and allowed the Bureau of Land Management to lift fire restrictions on public land in southern New Mexico, starting at 8 a.m. on July 12. The fire restrictions are terminated within the BLM Las Cruces District in Grant, Sierra, Hidalgo, Luna, Doña Ana and Otero counties.  The restrictions had been […]

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BLM Implements Fire Restrictions in Northern NM; Effective June 6

The Bureau of Land Management Farmington District is initiating emergency fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Farmington and Taos Field Offices in San Juan, Rio Arriba, Taos, Santa Fe, McKinley, Sandoval, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, Quay, and San Miguel counties, beginning Wednesday, June 6, 2018, due to high fire potential. The restrictions will remain […]

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BLM Announces Fire Restrictions in Southern NM Effective June 7

The Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District is implementing fire restrictions in order to reduce the risk of wildfire on public land in Doña Ana, Otero, Luna, Sierra, Grant and Hidalgo counties.  Due to extreme fire conditions, the restrictions will go into effect on June 7, 2018, and will remain in effect until further notice. See […]

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BLM Fire Restrictions within San Juan County to Begin May 26

The Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office is initiating emergency fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Farmington Field Office in San Juan County, beginning May 26, 2018, due to high fire potential.  The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. Prohibited Acts include: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, […]

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Additional Fire Restrictions at BLM’s Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave NCA Starting May 18

Due to extreme fire conditions, the following additional fire restrictions will take effect: All campfires and use of charcoal are prohibited. Smoking is limited to inside vehicles or buildings. Use of chainsaws and other equipment powered by internal combustion engines is prohibited between 10am-9pm daily. The full language of FIRE PREVENTION ORDER # NM0001-18-01-Amended follows: Pursuant […]

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BLM fire restrictions set to begin May 11 for Albuquerque District (8 counties and 2.5 million acres affected)

The Bureau of Land Management Albuquerque District Office is implementing fire restrictions on BLM administered public lands in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance and Valencia counties.  Due to record warm temperatures, exceptionally dry fuel moisture levels and increasing fire danger, the BLM will implement the following fire restrictions effective May 11, 2018, to […]

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BLM Implements Fire Restrictions at Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts

Due to current and projected fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office will enact fire restrictions beginning Friday, April 20, for the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts, parcels of BLM-managed public lands in and around the community of Lincoln, New Mexico. PROHIBITIONS: 1. Building, maintaining, attending […]

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Pelona Mountain Prescribed Fire Postponed

The Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office and Gila National Forest have postponed the Pelona Mountain Prescribed Fire in Catron County. Opportunities to continue this project will be evaluated later.

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BLM IMPLEMENTS FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR SANTA FE COUNTY

The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is initiating emergency fire prevention restrictions on public lands managed by the Taos Field Office in Santa Fe County, beginning Tuesday, April 17, 2018, due to high fire potential. The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. “We are joining our county and federal partners in […]

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BLM issues temporary public land closure in Cibola County for Bluewater Fire

The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with the Cibola National Forest, is temporarily closing public lands in Cibola County within the area of the Bluewater Fire to all unauthorized entry, effective immediately. This closure will remain in effect until the Bluewater Fire is declared controlled. This closure affects public lands within the Bluewater Creek […]

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NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit, April 10-12 in Santa Fe

Join community members, government leaders, emergency responders, businesses, and wildland fire agencies April 10-12, for the 2018 New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Summit at the Lodge in Santa Fe. The Summit agenda includes a field day to see three unique areas working toward aspects of fire preparedness and adaptability. April 11, 4-5pm: FREE session for the […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned Near Carlsbad

Beginning Wednesday, March 7, the Bureau of Land Management Carlsbad Field Office will begin prescribed burns at five locations through the month, weather permitting.  Signs to alert the public of the burn operations will be posted.  Public entry into the project area is discouraged.  The locations are listed below or you can view the map 2018 […]

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BLM Prescribed Burns Planned for Lincoln County, Jan.-March 2018

Beginning in late January, and continuing through March 2018, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burn operations within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  There are five prescribed fire units within the NCA located about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and five miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  The […]

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Prescribed Fire Planned for McKinley and Sandoval Counties; January-March 2018

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct an approximately 300 acre prescribed fire within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas from January to March, weather permitting.  This is a continuation of a project in the area known as Mesa Chivato, located west of Highway 550 and approximately 15 […]

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BLM to conduct three prescribed burns in Catron County

SOCORRO, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management is planning to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County from Nov. 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018, weather permitting. The Pietown pile burn will be 20 acres in size, and will be conducted one mile west of Pietown and immediately […]

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Escondido Fire has grown to 500 acres

This is an update on the lightning-caused Escondido Fire, located in a remote section of the Mount Taylor Ranger District, approximately 20 miles northeast of Grants, NM.  The fire is being actively managed to achieve optimal resource benefits and it has grown to 500 acres in size. Located within the Black Mesa Wildlife Improvement project […]

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Prescribed burns planned for Lincoln County in late September

Beginning in late September, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burn operations north of the town of Lincoln. The burn unit includes 13 acres of cut and piled piñon and juniper located on the north side of the Rio Bonito in Tract 3 of the Rio Bonito Acquired Lands, adjacent to Lincoln. […]

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Smokey Bear Celebrates 73 Years Today

New Mexico is the home of Smokey Bear and we want to wish him a happy birthday! Check out the true story of Smokey and the history of the fire prevention campaign. You can visit the Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan, NM to learn more!  

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Wildfire Named the “Visitor Center Fire” Burning SW of Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center

A 2 acre fire burning southwest of the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center at Pilar, NM, has been named the Visitor Center Fire.  The Visitor Center Fire is not within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument as initially reported but is on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office.  The […]

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