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Prescribed Fires Beginning Jan. 26: Bureau of Land Management – Albuquerque District

Beginning on Jan. 26 and likely continuing through the weekend, the Bureau of Land Management, Albuquerque District, plans to begin ignitions in several prescribed fire units on the district. Fire crews will begin at the Wild Horse Slash Pit, located off of the Wood Camp Road near the Wild Horse subdivision in Catron County. Following […]

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San Pedro Prescribed Fire to Continue Jan. 25, 2022

Beginning tomorrow, Jan. 25, the Bureau of Land Management, Farmington District, plans to complete the final 10-15 acres of the San Pedro Prescribed Fire. The prescribed fire consists of burning piles located interior of the burn area and consisting of larger wood pieces and branches that will create visible smoke from surrounding communities and Highway […]

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BLM to continue prescribed fire operations near San Pedro

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office will continue prescribed burn operations near San Pedro, N.M., throughout the month of January. The agency began burn operations in November with the intent to burn up to 200 acres near San Pedro in two units. The first unit is located on BLM-managed lands in Santa […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round: Don’t Be a Turkey-Keep Fire Safety First

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while many New Mexicans are planning their holiday menu, please remember that carelessness while cooking can lead to a fire tragedy. Your NM wildfire agencies and partners want to ensure that your Thanksgiving is a happy time with family and friends by sharing some simple safety recommendations. Continuing with our […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Sandoval County

Beginning Nov. 5, and continuing through this fall and winter, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct two prescribed burns on BLM-managed lands in Sandoval County, weather permitting. Elk Springs Prescribed Fire – 40 acres, located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, N.M. The burn is expected to take one day and […]

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Recorded Sessions Now Available: NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit 2021

If you missed this year’s virtual NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit (Summit), you can view the recorded sessions and presentations from the speakers on the NM Counties website at https://www.nmcounties.org/resources/. The Summit is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management NM in partnership with NM Counties and an organizing committee of agency and non-profit representatives […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County

Beginning Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 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: Alamocita Pile Burn – 135 acres, located east of Pietown and approximately 10 miles north […]

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San Pedro Prescribed Fire Planned and Info Sharing Session

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office is hosting an opportunity to share information on an upcoming prescribed burn near San Pedro, N.M. The information session, which will take place on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m., will be held at the Santa Fe County-Edgewood Volunteer Fire District Station 3, 3 Oro Quay Road, […]

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BLM NM Rio Puerco Field Office to Conduct Prescribed Fires

Beginning Oct. 18, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to implement four prescribed fire projects this fall and winter. The exact timing will largely depend upon weather conditions. Details on each specific project follow: Mesa Chivato Prescribed Fire – Located within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas, west of Highway 550 and […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round October Message: Don’t be Afraid; Take Preventative Action!

With fall comes the start of another season – prescribed fire season. As we begin smelling smoke, your New Mexico wildfire cooperators want to remind residents and visitors of the important role that fire plays in our forests. Continuing with our “Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round” campaign, our message for October and Halloween is “Don’t be […]

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Register Now for NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit, Oct. 28-29, 2021 (free and virtual)

All are invited to register for the 12th annual New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Summit, Oct. 28-29, 2021. The Summit will be held virtually via Zoom and registration is free. This year’s theme is Community, Resilience, and Recovery. The intent is to share knowledge and tools to reduce fire hazards and risk so that our […]

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It’s National Fire Prevention Week! Oct. 3-9, 2021

Fire prevention begins at home and it’s important to take steps both inside and out of your home to protect you and your family. Our partners from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have brought us this year’s message: Learn the sounds of fire safety! To keep your family safe, it’s important to recognized the […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire in Lincoln County

Beginning this week, and continuing through September, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 714-acre Zamora slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  This operation is weather dependent […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Give firefighters a break! Stop fires before they start!

Although much of New Mexico is currently experiencing monsoon conditions, other areas of the nation are continuing to battle historic wildfires. While maintaining wildfire response readiness in New Mexico, fire resources that are available to be shared have been supporting the national effort. The National Wildland Fire Preparedness Level remains at 5 (PL5). At the […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round: Campfire Safety

Turn that last summer vacation into a teaching moment of campfire safety! Summer is quickly coming to an end, and students across New Mexico will soon be heading back to school. And while it’s a perfect time to make lasting memories around the campfire with the kids, it’s also an opportunity to teach them about […]

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Call for Presentations: NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit Fall 2021

Save the date and consider responding to the call for presentations for the 2021 New Mexico Virtual Wildland Urban Fire Summit! Dates: October 28-29, 2021 Theme: Community, Resilience and Recovery Proposals Due: August 13, 2021

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Prescribed fire planned in Lincoln County (July-Sept. 2021)

Beginning this week, and continuing through September, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 714-acre Zamora slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. This operation is weather dependent […]

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