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Smokey Bear LIVE from Capitan, NM! November 7

This Thursday, November 7, at 11 a.m. Mountain Time, join Smokey Bear for a live webcast from Capitan, NM, near where he was found as an injured cub and returned to be buried many years later! This is a free event! Register now at http://www.SmokeyBearLIVE.org.  You can submit questions and participate in this interactive program […]

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Wind Mountain Prescribed Fire Update: 10/18/19

The Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office, has completed an additional 100 acres of the Wind Mountain Prescribed Fire (Cerro del Aire), in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.  To date, approximately 400 acres have been completed out of 735 total project acres.  Ignitions have stopped temporarily due to stronger wind in the […]

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Ignitions at Wind Mountain underway 10/17/19

The Bureau of Land Management is continuing ignitions this week at the Wind Mountain prescribed fire in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument.  Approximately 300 acres have been completed out of 735 acres.  This project is located on the south side of Cerro del Aire (Wind Mountain), 4 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M. […]

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Keep Fall Season Wildfire Safety in Mind, Oct. 7, 2019

As the fall season begins, land managers would like to remind the public to practice wildfire safety while enjoying the outdoors. Federal and state wildfire cooperators in New Mexico urge caution for those participating in hunting and other outdoor activities to go prepared to avoid sparking a fire. Just one small spark or heat from […]

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BLM plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro

Beginning Oct. 8, 2019, and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns on approximately 1,735 acres in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument.  The burns are located on the east side of Cerro Montoso, 12 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M., and on the south […]

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Prescribed burn planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in October, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  The 1,130 acre project will take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. These operations are weather dependent and will take several […]

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Smokey’s 75th Year Preventing Wildfires

Check out this edition of Fire Management Today, a USFS publication, detailing the history of wildfire prevention, Smokey Bear’s inception and the living symbol, and current prevention efforts nationally.  New Mexico is the proud birthplace of the original living symbol of Smokey Bear and we are continuing to celebrate the 75th year this fall through […]

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BLM Taos Field Office plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro

Beginning Sept. 9, and continuing for approximately one month, the Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct prescribed burns in two locations: the Río Grande del Norte National Monument on the east side of Cerro Montoso, 12 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, New Mexico; and in the Guadalupe Mountains, one mile south of Cerro, New […]

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Simon Canyon Fire – 8/22/19

Start Date: August 21, 2019, ~5:00pm. Location and Jurisdiction: On BLM lands, north of Navajo Dam and west of Hwy 511. Cause: Lightning. Fire Size: Approximately 10 acres. Percent Contained: None reported yet. Fire Behavior: Isolated torching, creeping and low intensity fire. Fuels and Terrain: Burning in juniper and piñon tree slash in an area treated […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

Beginning Aug. 21–Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,800 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA), weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take several periods of approximately two to four days to complete the project, although smoke may be […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County

Beginning Aug. 21-Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office plans to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County, weather permitting. Details on each location and size are as follows: Pietown Pile Burn – 20 acres, located one mile west of Pietown and immediately north of Highway […]

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BLM to conduct prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties

Beginning Aug. 12–Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties, weather permitting. The approximately 500-acre area, known as Mesa Chivato, is comprised of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas, located west of […]

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BLM to Conduct Prescribed Fire in Sandoval County

Between July 31 – Aug. 14, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 40 acres of BLM-managed lands located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, New Mexico, weather permitting.  The burn is expected to take one day, and will be conducted on the east side of […]

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NPS and BLM Conduct Prescribed Fire at El Malpais National Monument

The National Park Service at El Malpais National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area are conducting a prescribed fire on the west side of the national monument near the junction of County Road (CR) 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. This prescribed burn is being called the Rendija Fire […]

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BLM to Continue Prescribed Fire in Cibola County in May-June

This month and into June, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to continue a prescribed fire in Cibola County, weather permitting.  The burn, which will occur in the 4,000 acre Chain of Craters-Rendija prescribed fire project, will be conducted in several phases. The project area is located within the El Malpais […]

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BLM Prescribed Fire in McKinley and Sandoval Counties in May – Early June

As early as next week and continuing through spring and into early summer, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties, weather permitting. The approximately 500-acre area, known as Mesa Chivato, is comprised of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees within the Ignacio […]

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Chupadera Prescribed Fire in Socorro County to Begin

The Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office is planning to burn up to 2,711 acres in eastern Socorro County April 1 – May 15, weather permitting.  The Chupadera Prescribed Burn is located on Chupadera Mesa, 10 miles east of Bingham, N.M. and 5 miles north of US Highway 380.  The objective for this burn […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Chaves County

Beginning the week of March 17, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin seeking opportunities to conduct the 200-acre Nester Ball Prescribed Fire (Map) in Chaves County, approximately 50 miles north of Roswell.  Implementation will depend upon favorable weather conditions and is anticipated to take one day to complete.  Smoke from the burn may be […]

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Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program Now Accepting Applications for 2019-2020

New Mexico Counties (NMC) has announced the 2019-2020 Wildfire Risk Reduction for Rural Communities Grant Program.  Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in cooperation with NMC.  The grant program gives priority to applicants who request funding for 1) Outreach and education projects (i.e. […]

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BLM to Implement Chain of Craters-Rendija Prescribed Fire in Cibola County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in Cibola County, weather permitting.  The burn, which will occur in the 4,000 acre Chain of Craters-Rendija prescribed fire project, will be conducted in several phases. The project area is located within the […]

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