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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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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire in McKinley and Sandoval Counties

Beginning in February and continuing through spring, 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, […]

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BLM Plans Mertz Ranch Prescribed Fire in Cibola County

Beginning in February, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, plans to conduct the Mertz Ranch prescribed fire on approximately 1,000 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA).  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately 2 – 4 days to […]

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BLM plans pile burning in Catron County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County, weather permitting.  In addition, debris from the creation of defensible space in the Wild Horse Subdivision will be burned.  The Wild Horse Slash Pit is located […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Chaves County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring 2019, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico plans to conduct prescribed burns in Chaves County.  The Sand Ranch (Map_SandRanch_Spring_2019) prescribed fire consists of three burn units located 40 miles east of Roswell.  The operations are dependent upon favorable weather conditions and will take several days to complete.  Smoke […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Socorro County

Beginning Feb. 11 and continuing until March 15, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office and private landowners, plan to burn approximately 2,500 acres of grass and brush located east of Socorro, NM, weather permitting.  There are five burn units, located 10-20 miles north of […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in February 2019, and continuing into the spring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 5 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  There are two prescribed fires being planned to take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Sandoval County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 75 acres of BLM-managed lands located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, N.M. between Nov. 28 – Dec. 31, weather permitting.  The burn is expected to take one day and will be conducted on the east side of Highway […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,000 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area, located approximately 40 miles southeast of Grants, NM, beginning Nov. 26, weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately 2 – 4 days to complete the burning operations, […]

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

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct prescribed fires in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument during an approximate one-month period, beginning Oct. 22, 2018.   The burns are located at Cerro Montoso and Cerro del Aire, 12 miles northeast and 4 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M., respectively, and in the Guadalupe Mountains, approximately […]

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BLM to conduct prescribed fire in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans conduct a prescribed fire in Cibola County, between Oct. 23—Dec. 31, 2018, 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 National […]

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BLM to implement prescribed fires in McKinley and Sandoval counties

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties between Oct. 23 and Dec. 31, 2018, 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, […]

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BLM plans pile burning in Catron County

The Bureau of Land Management is planning to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County from Oct. 20–Dec. 31, 2018, weather permitting.  In addition, debris from the creation of defensible space in the Wild Horse Subdivision will be burned.  The Wild Horse Slash Pit is located 40 miles south […]

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Cerro Fire Declared Out

The Cerro Fire, located in Cibola County, southwest of Grants, N.M., has been declared out.  The Continental Divide Trail is open.  The fire burned 443 acres on Bureau of Land Management-managed lands.  This will be the final update on the fire. Precipitation had minimized fire growth and extinguished the fire.  The fire was ignited by […]

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Cerro Fire Update 8/9/18

The lightning caused Cerro fire continues to burn on BLM managed lands southwest of Grants, N.M. The fire is currently 30 acres in size and being managed by local BLM and New Mexico State Forestry resources. Firefighters continue with prep work adjacent to private property and along the Continental Divide Trail.  The BLM plans on […]

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