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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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BLM plans prescribed burn near San Pedro in south Santa Fe County

Beginning Nov. 9, the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office plans to conduct an up to 200-acre prescribed burn near San Pedro in two units. The first unit is located on BLM-managed lands in Santa Fe County on the south side of NM Highway 344, approximately 1 mile east of the intersection of NM Highway 14 and NM Highway 344. The second unit is on Verbina Road, to the […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County

Beginning November 15, and continuing through the end of 2020, the Bureau of Land Management 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: Pie Town Pile Burn – 196 acres, located one mile west […]

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BLM Rio Puerco Field Office to implement three prescribed fires Fall/Winter

Beginning Nov. 1, the Bureau of Land Management plans to implement three prescribed fire projects this fall and winter. The exact timing of implementation will largely depend upon weather conditions. Details on each specific project follow: Chain of Craters Prescribed Fire – Located at the El Malpais National Conservation Area, south of State Hwy 53 […]

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Current Fire Restrictions in New Mexico

Note: This post will be discontinued as a restrictions source starting today, 4/5/2021. A new fire restrictions mapping tool is now available. Below are the current fire restrictions in New Mexico. This may not reflect all fire restrictions in the state. Contact your local fire department or government agency for additional information. FEDERALKiowa/Rita Blanca National […]

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2020 NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit – Starts Tomorrow!

Beginning tomorrow at 9am, join us for the Virtual NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit! Six continuing education credits are available for the Society of American Foresters (SAF). REGISTRATION is free! October 22-23-2020.

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2020 NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit – One Week Away

Remember to register for the Virtual NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit, Oct. 22-23, 2020! In addition to connecting with your peers and getting the most up to date information, continuing education credits (6) are available for the Society of American Foresters (SAF). We’ll see you there!

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Public Input Needed for Santa Fe County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

The Santa Fe County Fire Department is still seeking public input for the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) update.  Current wildfire activity underscores how important public input is to these planning efforts. Due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of Covid-19, the County has chosen to use an interactive website, or story map, […]

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Santa Fe County Seeking Input on Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

The Santa Fe County Fire Department is developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) update and is looking for your input.  Due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of Covid-19, the County has chosen to use an interactive website, or story map, as the primary tool to share information and gather input for […]

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BLM prescribed burn planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in August, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 206-acre Pershing slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. This operation is weather dependent and will take […]

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BLM Rescinds Seasonal Fire Restrictions in NM

With Increasing moisture and higher humidity statewide, correlating to reduced fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management is terminating seasonal fire restrictions in New Mexico enacted by Fire Prevention Order #NM910-20-02. Beginning July 28 at 8:00 a.m., the restrictions are rescinded on all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management within the State of […]

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NM Wildland Urban Virtual Fire Summit – Call for Presentations

The New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Virtual Summit planning committee is soliciting presentations for the upcoming summit to be held October 22-23, 2020. This year’s theme is “All Lands, All Neighbors (for wildfire resilience.” If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email awebb@nmcounties.org for more information on how to submit a proposal.  The […]

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Wildfire Wednesdays #17 – Living with Fire and Home Hardening

Check out this week’s Wildfire Wednesdays with insights into protecting your home from wildfire, living in a wildfire environment and more: Bachechi Open Space Webinar Recording – Living and Adapting with Fire, presented by FACNM blog writer Gabe Kohler of the Forest Stewards Guild Pinon Juniper Synthesis –  Ecology, Ecohydrology, Restoration, and Management Upcoming Home […]

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