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BLM plans prescribed burn near San Pedro in south Santa Fe County

Beginning Nov. 9, the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office plans to conduct an up to 200-acre prescribed burn near San Pedro in two units. The first unit is located on BLM-managed lands in Santa Fe County on the south side of NM Highway 344, approximately 1 mile east of the intersection of NM Highway 14 and NM Highway 344. The second unit is on Verbina Road, to the […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County

Beginning November 15, and continuing through the end of 2020, 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: Pie Town Pile Burn – 196 acres, located one mile west […]

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BLM Rio Puerco Field Office to implement three prescribed fires Fall/Winter

Beginning Nov. 1, the Bureau of Land Management plans to implement three prescribed fire projects this fall and winter. The exact timing of implementation will largely depend upon weather conditions. Details on each specific project follow: Chain of Craters Prescribed Fire – Located at the El Malpais National Conservation Area, south of State Hwy 53 […]

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Current Fire Restrictions in New Mexico

Below are the current fire restrictions in New Mexico. The website, Firerestrictions.us is temporarily unavailable. You can contact your local fire department or government agency for additional information. LOCAL Los Alamos CountyMora County STATE State Land Office FEDERAL No restrictions at this time

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2020 NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit – Starts Tomorrow!

Beginning tomorrow at 9am, join us for the Virtual NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit! Six continuing education credits are available for the Society of American Foresters (SAF). REGISTRATION is free! October 22-23-2020.

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2020 NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit – One Week Away

Remember to register for the Virtual NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit, Oct. 22-23, 2020! In addition to connecting with your peers and getting the most up to date information, continuing education credits (6) are available for the Society of American Foresters (SAF). We’ll see you there!

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Public Input Needed for Santa Fe County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

The Santa Fe County Fire Department is still seeking public input for the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) update.  Current wildfire activity underscores how important public input is to these planning efforts. Due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of Covid-19, the County has chosen to use an interactive website, or story map, […]

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Santa Fe County Seeking Input on Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

The Santa Fe County Fire Department is developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) update and is looking for your input.  Due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of Covid-19, the County has chosen to use an interactive website, or story map, as the primary tool to share information and gather input for […]

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BLM prescribed burn planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in August, 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 206-acre Pershing slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. This operation is weather dependent and will take […]

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BLM Rescinds Seasonal Fire Restrictions in NM

With Increasing moisture and higher humidity statewide, correlating to reduced fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management is terminating seasonal fire restrictions in New Mexico enacted by Fire Prevention Order #NM910-20-02. Beginning July 28 at 8:00 a.m., the restrictions are rescinded on all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management within the State of […]

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NM Wildland Urban Virtual Fire Summit – Call for Presentations

The New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Virtual Summit planning committee is soliciting presentations for the upcoming summit to be held October 22-23, 2020. This year’s theme is “All Lands, All Neighbors (for wildfire resilience.” If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email awebb@nmcounties.org for more information on how to submit a proposal.  The […]

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Wildfire Wednesdays #17 – Living with Fire and Home Hardening

Check out this week’s Wildfire Wednesdays with insights into protecting your home from wildfire, living in a wildfire environment and more: Bachechi Open Space Webinar Recording – Living and Adapting with Fire, presented by FACNM blog writer Gabe Kohler of the Forest Stewards Guild Pinon Juniper Synthesis –  Ecology, Ecohydrology, Restoration, and Management Upcoming Home […]

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Observe Firework Restrictions to Prevent Wildfires

As you celebrate this Independence Day, remember that fireworks are prohibited on all federal lands and many other jurisdictions in New Mexico. Check with your local fire department and at firerestrictions.us/nm.   With the dry conditions we’re experiencing, it only takes one spark for the entire holiday to go up in smoke! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #RecreateResponsibly

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Fire Restrictions Still In Effect in NM, June 22, 2020

As you plan your summer activities, Know Before You Go and check for specific fire restrictions for the area you plan to visit on FireRestrictions.us/nm. Campfires are restricted but there are fun alternatives you can check out. Today, the BLM issued a press release nationally asking for everyone’s help in the prevention of wildfires.  Whether […]

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What is a Red Flag Warning?

This week’s Wildfire Wednesdays from FACNM discusses Red Flag Warnings and how to find out when one is in effect.  Remember that while these are special National Weather Service designations indicating weather conditions with potential for extreme burning, almost any given day in NM can be hot, dry and windy, so always be cautious with […]

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FACNM Wildfire Wednesdays #11

If you missed this week’s Wildfire Wednesdays #11 from Fire Adapted Communities New Mexico, you can still check it out. Find out where to go for current wildfire information, access a recording of a webinar on a new Wildfire Risk to Communities map viewer, and learn how to be a part of the next NM […]

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In Case You Missed It: Wildfire Wednesdays #10

In case you missed it, check out this week’s Wildfire Wednesday’s blog post to learn about the powerful ways that community leaders can work together with land management agencies to prepare for and mitigate the effects of wildfire and find resources to help your community! https://facnm.org/news/2020/6/3/wildfire-wednesdays-10

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