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National Park Service Firefighters Monitoring Lightning Ignited Wildfires in El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that four lightning caused fires are being managed within El Malpais National Monument. All four fires are surrounded by lava fields and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. The Lola Fire is located in the southeast corner of El Malpais National Monument west of Highway 117. It is estimated to […]

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Fire Restrictions Lifted at Pecos National Historical Park

Fire Restrictions Lifted at Pecos National Historical Park; Summer Fishing Season to Resume July 19th Date: July 9, 2018 Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241 Pecos, NM:  Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Pecos National Historical Park will lift the closure order and stage 2 fire restrictions on Tuesday, July 10th.  All publicly-accessible areas of the park will be open […]

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Three Northern New Mexico National Parks To Increase Fire Restrictions

Los Alamos, NM – Due to the continued high risk of wildfire in the region, Bandelier National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park, and Valles Caldera National Preserve will implement public closures to all backcountry areas of the parks on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 12:01 AM, pursuant to Stage III fire restrictions. However, main public areas […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Final Update – May 8, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 8, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed Burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to successfully treat 2,200 acres of pinyon-juniper forest. The burn removed encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, helping to increase the diversity of ground vegetation, stabilize soils, […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 6, 2018

  MAGDALENA, NM, May 6, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to continue successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of ground […]

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions 

For Immediate Release:  May 3, 2018  For further information contact: Bandelier Visitor Center – 505-672-3861, x517 Valles Caldera – Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820 Pecos – Becky Latanich, becky_latanich@nps.gov, 505-757-7210 Fort Union – Lorenzo Vigil, lorenzo_vigil@nps.gov, 505-425-8025 x226   National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions Jemez Springs, NM – Due to the increased risk of wildfire […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions to Begin at El Malpais & El Morro National Monuments

  Grants, NM: Due to prolonged hot, dry weather and to reduce the risk of human caused fires at El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments, park officials will be implementing Stage II fire restrictions beginning Friday, May 4, 2018. Beginning at 8 am on Friday, May 4 the following acts will be prohibited throughout El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments: Setting, building, […]

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Temporary Fire Restrictions at Guadalupe Mountains National Park due to Extreme Wildland Fire Conditions

Fire restrictions are being imposed for Guadalupe Mountains National Park effective April 20, 2018 until rescinded. The restrictions are necessary to prevent wildfires during the current period of extreme fire danger in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Below average precipitation and high fuel loadings combined with high temperatures and winds have necessitated fire restrictions. […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Preventative Measures Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Due to prolonged extreme fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has implemented the following preventative measures: Closure of the Walnut Canyon Desert Drive Charcoal fires are prohibited Smoking is prohibited, except inside personal vehicles Open flames and cooking stoves are prohibited in the backcountry The extreme fire danger is due to high temperatures, low humidity, […]

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Valles Caldera Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle San Antonio

Jemez Springs, NM —Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn targeting up to 1,050 acres of meadow grassland in Valle San Antonio, located in the northwest portion of the preserve’s backcountry. The burn operations are planned to start Thursday April 5th, 2018 and possibly continue into Friday dependent upon suitable weather and fuel […]

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Rendija Prescribed Fire Planned

Grants, NM: El Malpais National Monument and The Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the west side of the monument near the junction of CR 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 acres. The prescribed fire may begin as early as mid-April. […]

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Prescribed Fire planned in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be implementing prescribed fires in El Malpais National Monument during the month of November as weather and fuel conditions permit. These prescribed fires will be located along the west side of County Road 42 in the vicinity of the Bandera fire. […]

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Valles Caldera to Begin Prescribed Burn on October 25

Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate a prescribed burn project on October 25th, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. […]

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Valles Caldera Plans Fall Prescribed Burns

Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate prescribed burn projects beginning the week of October 16th, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. The burn […]

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Braided Cave Fire

National Park Service firefighters still monitoring several lightning ignited wildfires at El Malpais National Monument

National Park Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the two lightning caused fires are still being monitored within El Malpais National Monument. Both fires are surrounded by lava and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. However, firefighters will take action if needed. The Braided Cave Fire is located in the southwest corner of El Malpais […]

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Pile burning in El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Monday, July 24, 2017. Burning may continue intermittently through August 31, 2017 as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the west side of […]

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National Park Service firefighters monitoring several lightning ignited wildfires at El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that there are several lightning caused fires currently being monitored within El Malpais National Monument. Both fires are in remote locations surrounded by lava and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. Firefighters will take action if conditions change. The Braided Cave Fire was […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions rescinded at El Morro National Monument

As a result of increased precipitation Superintendent Mitzi Frank rescinded the El Morro National Monument Stage II Fire Restrictions effective at 8:00 am on Friday, July 14, 2017. The normal fire regulations in El Morro National Monument are: Wood and charcoal campfires are permitted in the grills provided within developed campgrounds or picnic areas. Firewood […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions begin on 6/28/17 in El Morro National Monument

As a result of the extreme fire danger El Morro National Monument Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented. Restrictions include no campfires nor smoking outdoors in the park. These restrictions will be in effect starting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 and will be enforced until rescinded by Superintendent Mitzi Frank. Park […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions to be Implemented at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

As a result of the extreme fire danger, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented and enforced. Restrictions include campfires and smoking in the park. These restrictions will be in effect starting Tuesday, June 20, 2017 and will be enforced until rescinded by the Superintendent.  Park officials feel that the […]

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