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Prescribed burn planned for Sandoval County Spring 2020

Beginning Jan. 24 thru April 30, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office will conduct a prescribed burn at the Perea Nature Area on approximately 20 acres of salt cedar and Russian olive tree piles. The project is located along the Perea Nature Trail, which is within the Rio Salado Riparian area, […]

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Prescribed burns planned in Lincoln County in January 2020

Beginning this month, 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.  There are five burn units totalling 1,230 acres located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. These operations are weather dependent and will […]

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Lincoln National Forest-1/8/20-Prescribed Burn on Smokey Bear District

Fire managers on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are conducting the Perk Prescribed Burn today. The prescribed burn is located near the Cedar Creek Trail system (aka Trail 92) which is 3-4 miles from Ruidoso. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso, Alto, Bonito, Ruidoso Downs, Hwy 48, Hwy 37, Hwy […]

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Gila NF: Pile Burning to begin on Reserve Ranger District

January 7, 2020 — Fire managers on the Reserve Ranger District may begin pile burning later this week, beginning with Black Deer/Six Shooter Piles up Forest Road 141 (Tractor Piles). Winter is an optimal time to burn slash piles because the snow on the ground keeps the fire from spreading to adjacent vegetation.  The area […]

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SFNF’s Cuba District Plans Prescribed Pile Burns

SANTA FE, NM – Jan. 6, 2020 – Fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to implement the Ojitos and Poso/Sanchez prescribed pile burns sometime between Jan. 13 and March 31. The timing will be dependent on favorable conditions, including snow pack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, […]

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Pile Burning Planned for Hyde Memorial State Park in January

Santa Fe, NM – Fire managers from the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division plan to implement prescribed pile burns at Hyde Memorial State Park within the month of January provided that conditions, including snowpack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts, remain favorable. Recent snowfall makes this an […]

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Hyde Park, Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Pile Burns Planned This Week

SANTA FE, NM – Dec. 9, 2019 – Fire managers on the Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to implement the previously announced prescribed pile burns in Pacheco Canyon and Hyde Park as early as tomorrow if conditions, including snow pack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather […]

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SFNF Implements Joaquin Piles Prescribed Burn

Santa Fe, NM – Dec. 5, 2019 – Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of favorable conditions, including snow pack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind and weather forecasts, to burn piles of woody debris on the previously announced Joaquin project area this week. […]

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Gila National Forest: Pile burning planned for Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, December 2, 2019 – The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather, and fire conditions permitting. With the arrival of winter moisture, the Reserve Ranger District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are […]

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Bandelier and Valles Caldera to do pile burning as winter conditions allow beginning in December

Los Alamos, Jemez Springs – With the arrival of snow providing favorable conditions for pile and prescribed burning, the fire crew at Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve are planning to burn up to 300 acres of piled fuel materials along Highway 4 throughout Bandelier and on South Mountain in the Valles Caldera. These […]

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SFNF May Implement La Presa Prescribed Fire on Coyote District

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 26, 2019 – Fire crews on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) may begin blacklining the perimeter of the previously announced La Presa prescribed fire on Mesa los Indios near Forest Road 473 as early as Dec. 2. The decision to proceed will depend on […]

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Coyote Ranger District on SFNF Reports Rash of Fires, Cause Unknown

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 25, 2019 – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are concerned about a rash of fires that posed a potential threat to homes in the wildland urban interface (WUI). The cause of the fires is under investigation. Since Oct. 31, firefighters have […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

Beginning Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, 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 to implement prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties

Beginning Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, plans to conduct the Mesa Chivato prescribed fire on approximately 500 acres within the Ignacio and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas.  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately 2-4 days to […]

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Prescribed Pile Burns Planned on Española Ranger District, SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 21, 2019 – Fire managers on the Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to implement prescribed pile burns to remove woody debris from the Pacheco Canyon and Hyde Park fuels reduction projects as early as Dec. 5 if conditions, including snow pack, fuel moisture levels, […]

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Smokey Bear LIVE from Capitan, NM! November 7

This Thursday, November 7, at 11 a.m. Mountain Time, join Smokey Bear for a live webcast from Capitan, NM, near where he was found as an injured cub and returned to be buried many years later! This is a free event! Register now at http://www.SmokeyBearLIVE.org.  You can submit questions and participate in this interactive program […]

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Gila National Forest: Silver City Ranger District Planning Fall Vegetation Treatment

Silver City, NM, November 4, 2019–The Silver City Ranger District is planning a vegetation treatment this fall to reduce hazardous fuels conditions, protect private property, and improve wildlife habitat.  The Jaybird Prescribed Fire is planned for mid-November or early December depending on appropriate weather conditions. This 2,400-acre prescribed fire lies to the north of the […]

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Making Communities More Resilient to Wildfire is Focus of Thompson Ridge Slash Pit Prescribed Burn on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 1, 2019 – Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are working with local communities to reduce the risk of wildfire by planning a prescribed burn at the Thompson Ridge slash pit this winter. The half-acre slash pit, located at the end of […]

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Joaquin Piles Prescribed Burn Planned this Winter

Santa Fe, NM – Oct. 31, 2019 – Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including snow pack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind and weather forecasts, to burn piles of woody debris on the Joaquin project area starting as early […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Baney Prescribed Burn Beginning 11/04/2019

Magdalena, N.M., October 31, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin on Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8, 2019 depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 1,200 acres will […]

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