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Coming Soon: New Map-based Tool for Fire Restrictions in the Southwest

We’ve been working with our partners in NM and AZ on a NEW map-based tool for Fire Restrictions info. We’re ALMOST ready to go LIVE. You’ll be able access it at http://WildlandFire.AZ.gov and http://NMFireInfo.com Fire Restrictions help to #PreventWildfires #KnowBeforeYouGo #NMFire.

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Post-wildfire damage can be devastating

Events after a wildfire can be as damaging or more than from the fire itself.  A fire-adapted community is a more resilient community. Start out with After Wildfire and Fire Adapted New Mexico.   #NMFire #WildfireSafety #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Be prepared when doing hot work

Be prepared and stay alert for fire when welding, grinding, or cutting metal. Avoid working at dry and windy times to prevent wildfires (NMFireInfo.com) Hot work is any work that involves welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, grinding, using fire or spark-producing tools, or other work that produces a source of ignition.  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Join your Fire Adapted Community Learning Network

Wildfire has no boundaries. Join your Fire Adapted Community Learning Network, help protect your home, family and community. Fire Adapted New Mexico (facnm.org)  #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Use Spark Arresters to Prevent Wildfires

Maintain spark arresters on chainsaws, generators, and other small equipment. One less spark, one less wildfire! (NMfireinfo.com)  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: 7 Ways to Reduce Your Risk in 1 Day

Consider the little things that help protect your home! Here are 7 ways to reduce your wildfire risk in just 1 day!  Plan a project this weekend. Learn more at the National Fire Protection Association here: Wildfire preparedness tips (nfpa.org). #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound #NMFire

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent wildfires with a pre-trip vehicle check.

Is your vehicle road-worthy? Prevent wildfires by performing a pre-trip vehicle check. Ensure optimal tire pressure & secure tow chains, so they won’t drag. Regular maintenance is also key. One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire. Learn more at https://youtu.be/PEm5OQ8OSRQ  and https://goo.gl/kCkMQH.  #OneLessSparkNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Check for fire restrictions

Climate change & extreme drought equal a perfect recipe for wildfire. Always check with local governments & fire departments for current fire restrictions before heading into the great outdoors. Learn more https://nmfireinfo.com/  #PreventWildfires #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek  #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Don’t start the spark that destroys your home!

Don’t start the spark that destroys your home and community! Always check the weather and fire restrictions before burning waste and debris. Be prepared with water and a shovel nearby. Learn more at https://youtu.be/puIhtSVngkk and http://ow.ly/ZeSG30rxQrA. #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound #PreventWildfires #NMFire

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Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge to Conduct Prescribed Burns

Beginning the week of March 29, Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge plans to implement two prescribed fire projects on the Refuge west of Maxwell, New Mexico (Colfax County).  The projects include two units targeting 500 acres.   The purpose of these prescribed burns is to reduce hazardous fuel accumulations reducing the risk of dangerous wildfires, to […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Don’t Depend on Luck – Be Aware & Prepared

March brings the first signs of spring to drought-stricken Northern New Mexico landscapes, including warmer temperatures, windy conditions and the potential onset of wildfires. To prepare for the 2021 wildfire season, The Forest Stewards Guild is working with local, state, federal, and tribal partners and non-governmental organizations on a year-round wildfire preparedness campaign. With Saint […]

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Prescribed Fire to Begin at Bosque del Apache and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuges 3/16/21

Beginning the week of March 16, fire managers will implement several prescribed fire projects at both Bosque Del Apache and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuges. Approximately 110 acres of wetland habitat will be burned at Bosque Del Apache. Fire will remove heavy concentrations of dead and down fuels within the unit recycling nutrients, creating a reinvigorated […]

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Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge to Conduct Prescribed Burn East of Roswell

Beginning the week of March 22, Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge plans to implement a prescribed fire project on the Refuge east of Roswell, NM.  The project is expected to take several days to complete.  Approximately 2,700 acres of refuge lands and 550 acres of Bureau of Land Management administered lands will be targeted. The […]

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BLM New Mexico restricts exploding targets

The Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office has issued a fire prevention order prohibiting the use of exploding targets on BLM-managed lands throughout the state. The order takes effect on March 10, 2021 and expires on Dec. 31, 2021.   Exploding targets are commercially available binary explosives commonly consisting of ammonium nitrate and […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in March for Cerro del Aire

Beginning March 15, the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office plans to conduct a 1,000-acre prescribed burn at Cerro del Aire (or Wind Mountain), northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M. The planned burn operations are within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument. This operation is weather-dependent and will take up to 30 days to […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in Lincoln County

Roswell, N.M. – In mid-February 2021, the Bureau of Land Management will seek opportunities to conduct prescribed fire operations approximately 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso, N.M. and 6 miles southeast of Capitan, N.M., in Lincoln County. The project area is within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and will encompass approximately 1,900 acres. […]

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BLM plan prescribed burn in Chaves County

Roswell, N.M. – Beginning mid-February, the Bureau of Land Management will seek opportunities to conduct prescribed burn operations in two locations within Chaves County. The first location is the 5,280-acre Antelope Unit, located at the Sand Ranch Area of Critical Environmental Concern. The ACEC is approximately 35 miles east of Roswell, north of U.S. Highway […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in Socorro County

Between Feb. 10 and March 15,the Bureau of Land Management’s Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office and private landowners, will be burning sacaton grass draws east of Socorro, N.M., weather permitting. Up to 1,200 acres of grass and brush will be burned in two separate burn units. One unit […]

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Glorieta Camps winter season prescribed burning to begin January 2021

Santa Fe, NM – Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest StewardsGuild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts, and initiate prescribed burning at Glorieta Camps as early as January 11th, 2021. Glorieta Camps is west of the village of […]

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