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NM Governor Proclaims April 16-22 as Wildfire Awareness Week

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed April 16 through April 22 as Wildfire Awareness Week. During a news conference Tuesday, at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, representatives from the State Forestry and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Ken McQueen called upon New Mexicans to continue to be vigilant and do […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire on Pelona Mountain in Catron County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office, plans to conduct a prescribed fire in east-central Catron County between April 17 and May 26, weather permitting.  The goal is to burn between 15,000-20,000 acres of lands administered by the BLM and the New Mexico State […]

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Prescribed Fire Extended for McKinley and Sandoval Counties in April

Due to recent moisture making roads impassable, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office was not able to conduct prescribed burn operations on approximately 300 acres within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas.  Staff will now conduct the burn anytime until the end of April, weather permitting.   The area, known […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire in Cibola County Between April 10-April 30

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct an approximately 4,500 acre prescribed fire 40 miles southeast of Grants, New Mexico, within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA) from April 10 through April 30, weather permitting.  The prescribed fire is being conducted in cooperation with the New Mexico Department […]

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High Winds in NM Increasing Fire Danger, Extra Care Required

Please use caution outdoors when winds are high or delay activities that may cause sparks or heat until winds subside.  Here are tips on taking extra care in these conditions:  https://nmfireinfo.com/links/outdoor-fire-safety/one-less-spark/.  

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Prescribed Fire Planned for McKinley and Sandoval Counties March 23-April 7

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct an approximately 300 acre prescribed fire within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas from March 23 through April 7, weather permitting.  The area, known as Mesa Chivato, is west of Highway 550 and approximately 15 miles southwest of San Luis, […]

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Free Community Event Saturday, April 1, at the Wildfire WUI Summit

The NM WUI Summit will host a free community day on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1pm-5:30pm with learning sessions and fun family activities for all ages.  The event will be held at the Sheraton-Airport in Albuquerque. Learn from fire experts about creating defensible space, what happens after a wildfire, the ins and outs of […]

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Register Now for 2017 NM WUI Summit, March 30-April 1, Albuquerque

For information on the New Mexico Wildland Urban Interface Summit and to register online go to: 2017 NM WUI Summit. This year, the conference will have three concurrent tracks in mitigating risk of wildfire in your community.  The tracks focus on the technical, “How does it work?”, collaboration, “Who can I work with?”, and action, […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned on State Trust Lands Near Carlsbad in March/mid-April

The New Mexico State Land Office is coordinating with Eddy County Fire Service, Carlsbad Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Bureau of Land Management to implement the Red Bluff Draw Prescribed Fire on State Trust Land in southern Eddy County. Ignition operations are anticipated to last one day and occur on a Saturday between […]

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Warning of Extreme Fire Conditions in SE New Mexico 2/28/17

Fire weather conditions exist across southeast New Mexico today.  A Red Flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.  This means that the threat of wildfire ignition and spread is extreme.  Please use common sense and avoid activities today that could pose a risk.  Some tips to stay safe: Obey all regulations regarding […]

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BLM Prescribed Fire Planned for Orilla Verde Recreation Area

The BLM, Taos Field Office is planning a prescribed fire at the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, near Pilar, NM as early as Feb. 24 and continuing as needed until March 5, 2017. Please contact the BLM Taos Field Office in Taos New Mexico for any questions or comments. Pat Pacheco, District Fire Management Officer: (575) […]

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BLM Prescribed Burn Continues in McKinley County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a 300 acre burn within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas (Mesa Chivato) during the month of February. Due to weather constraints, the BLM was unable to conduct the burn, originally scheduled to take place between November 2016 and January 2017. The area is comprised […]

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BLM and BOR Prescribed Fire South of Bosque del Apache

Between February 13 and March 31, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), will conduct a pile burn on BOR-administered lands along the Rio Grande south of Bosque del Apache. The objectives of the burn are to remove limbs and branches created as part […]

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BLM Roswell Field Office Plans Prescribed Burns in Chavez County

Beginning in late January 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burning operations in Chaves County.  The Sand Ranch prescribed fire, consisting of three burn units, is located 45 miles east of Roswell, and the Milner Lake prescribed fire is located 10 miles northeast of Roswell.  These operations are dependent upon […]

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