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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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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Don’t Get Burned! Be Prepared

National Get Outdoors Day, or “GO day,” is a fee-free day designed to attract new, diverse communities to outdoor activities and motivate kids to explore their national forests and other public lands. As the national forests welcome visitors to enjoy our public lands for GO day, we also remind people that the month of June […]

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Housing and Wildfire: Fire Adapted Communities NM Learning Network

Tune into this post from the Fire Adapted Communities NM Learning Network on Housing and Wildfire. This Wildfire Wednesday features: Wildfire preparation resources for renters & homeowners Advice on how to help your neighbors prepare for wildfire season An upcoming webinar of interest Join the network and share this information with your neighbors!

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Fire Restrictions at Ft Stanton-Snowy River Cave NCA Begin 4/16/21

Due to high fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on BLM-managed lands within the Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and public land tracts surrounding the community of Lincoln. The restrictions will go into effect on April 16, 2021, at 8 a.m. and will remain […]

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Ignitions to begin at Cerro del Aire (Wind Mountain) Prescribed Fire

Today, fire managers with the Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office, plan to begin ignitions at the 1,000-acre Cerro del Aire (Wind Mountain) Prescribed Fire located within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M. Higher relative humidity is expected this week, in addition to other favorable weather conditions. […]

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BLM to conduct prescribed burn in Cibola County

Now through May 15,the Bureau of Land Management’s Rio Puerco Field Office will conduct a prescribed burn in the Chain of Craters project area, weather permitting. The burn will be conducted in several phases during this timeframe and consists of approximately 2,500 acres of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees. The Chain of Craters prescribed […]

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New tool for fire restrictions information

SANTA FE, N.M. – Interagency public land management partners from Arizona and New Mexico have worked to develop a map-based tool to inform the public about fire restrictions on public lands. Partner agencies, under the Southwest Coordinating Group, have worked to develop a new informational web tool that went live Monday, April 5, 2021. The […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals!

Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals. If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir and repeat until cold! Campfire Safety (NMFireInfo.com) and Smokey Bear (smokeybear.com). #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Plan to participate on Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 1!

Begin now to organize an event or plan to participate in your community’s Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 1, 2021! Learn more at Wildfire Community Preparedness Day | NFPA and Facnm.org/events.   Watch this video of how a homeowner’s preparation made the difference when a wildfire threatened her home. What you do matters! #NMFire #WildfireSafety #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent wildfires when target shooting

Set your sights on safe target shooting!  Exploding targets and some types of ammunition can cause wildfires.  Wildfire Ignition from Exploding Targets and Rifle Bullet Ignition (firelab.org)  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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