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BLM to conduct prescribed burn in Cibola County

Now through May 15,the Bureau of Land Management’s Rio Puerco Field Office will conduct a prescribed burn in the Chain of Craters project area, weather permitting. The burn will be conducted in several phases during this timeframe and consists of approximately 2,500 acres of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees. The Chain of Craters prescribed […]

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New tool for fire restrictions information

SANTA FE, N.M. – Interagency public land management partners from Arizona and New Mexico have worked to develop a map-based tool to inform the public about fire restrictions on public lands. Partner agencies, under the Southwest Coordinating Group, have worked to develop a new informational web tool that went live Monday, April 5, 2021. The […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals!

Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals. If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir and repeat until cold! Campfire Safety (NMFireInfo.com) and Smokey Bear (smokeybear.com). #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Plan to participate on Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 1!

Begin now to organize an event or plan to participate in your community’s Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 1, 2021! Learn more at Wildfire Community Preparedness Day | NFPA and Facnm.org/events.   Watch this video of how a homeowner’s preparation made the difference when a wildfire threatened her home. What you do matters! #NMFire #WildfireSafety #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent wildfires when target shooting

Set your sights on safe target shooting!  Exploding targets and some types of ammunition can cause wildfires.  Wildfire Ignition from Exploding Targets and Rifle Bullet Ignition (firelab.org)  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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Coming Soon: New Map-based Tool for Fire Restrictions in the Southwest

We’ve been working with our partners in NM and AZ on a NEW map-based tool for Fire Restrictions info. We’re ALMOST ready to go LIVE. You’ll be able access it at http://WildlandFire.AZ.gov and http://NMFireInfo.com Fire Restrictions help to #PreventWildfires #KnowBeforeYouGo #NMFire.

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Post-wildfire damage can be devastating

Events after a wildfire can be as damaging or more than from the fire itself.  A fire-adapted community is a more resilient community. Start out with After Wildfire and Fire Adapted New Mexico.   #NMFire #WildfireSafety #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Be prepared when doing hot work

Be prepared and stay alert for fire when welding, grinding, or cutting metal. Avoid working at dry and windy times to prevent wildfires (NMFireInfo.com) Hot work is any work that involves welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, grinding, using fire or spark-producing tools, or other work that produces a source of ignition.  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Join your Fire Adapted Community Learning Network

Wildfire has no boundaries. Join your Fire Adapted Community Learning Network, help protect your home, family and community. Fire Adapted New Mexico (facnm.org)  #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Use Spark Arresters to Prevent Wildfires

Maintain spark arresters on chainsaws, generators, and other small equipment. One less spark, one less wildfire! (NMfireinfo.com)  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: 7 Ways to Reduce Your Risk in 1 Day

Consider the little things that help protect your home! Here are 7 ways to reduce your wildfire risk in just 1 day!  Plan a project this weekend. Learn more at the National Fire Protection Association here: Wildfire preparedness tips (nfpa.org). #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound #NMFire

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent wildfires with a pre-trip vehicle check.

Is your vehicle road-worthy? Prevent wildfires by performing a pre-trip vehicle check. Ensure optimal tire pressure & secure tow chains, so they won’t drag. Regular maintenance is also key. One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire. Learn more at https://youtu.be/PEm5OQ8OSRQ  and https://goo.gl/kCkMQH.  #OneLessSparkNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Check for fire restrictions

Climate change & extreme drought equal a perfect recipe for wildfire. Always check with local governments & fire departments for current fire restrictions before heading into the great outdoors. Learn more https://nmfireinfo.com/  #PreventWildfires #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek  #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Don’t start the spark that destroys your home!

Don’t start the spark that destroys your home and community! Always check the weather and fire restrictions before burning waste and debris. Be prepared with water and a shovel nearby. Learn more at https://youtu.be/puIhtSVngkk and http://ow.ly/ZeSG30rxQrA. #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound #PreventWildfires #NMFire

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Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge to Conduct Prescribed Burns

Beginning the week of March 29, Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge plans to implement two prescribed fire projects on the Refuge west of Maxwell, New Mexico (Colfax County).  The projects include two units targeting 500 acres.   The purpose of these prescribed burns is to reduce hazardous fuel accumulations reducing the risk of dangerous wildfires, to […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Don’t Depend on Luck – Be Aware & Prepared

March brings the first signs of spring to drought-stricken Northern New Mexico landscapes, including warmer temperatures, windy conditions and the potential onset of wildfires. To prepare for the 2021 wildfire season, The Forest Stewards Guild is working with local, state, federal, and tribal partners and non-governmental organizations on a year-round wildfire preparedness campaign. With Saint […]

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Prescribed Fire to Begin at Bosque del Apache and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuges 3/16/21

Beginning the week of March 16, fire managers will implement several prescribed fire projects at both Bosque Del Apache and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuges. Approximately 110 acres of wetland habitat will be burned at Bosque Del Apache. Fire will remove heavy concentrations of dead and down fuels within the unit recycling nutrients, creating a reinvigorated […]

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Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge to Conduct Prescribed Burn East of Roswell

Beginning the week of March 22, Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge plans to implement a prescribed fire project on the Refuge east of Roswell, NM.  The project is expected to take several days to complete.  Approximately 2,700 acres of refuge lands and 550 acres of Bureau of Land Management administered lands will be targeted. The […]

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BLM New Mexico restricts exploding targets

The Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office has issued a fire prevention order prohibiting the use of exploding targets on BLM-managed lands throughout the state. The order takes effect on March 10, 2021 and expires on Dec. 31, 2021.   Exploding targets are commercially available binary explosives commonly consisting of ammonium nitrate and […]

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