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SFNF – Borrego Mesa prescribed burn changed to Oct. 25 potential start

SANTA FE, NM –October 22, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) anticipate a broadcast burn on the Borrego Mesa fuelwood unit as early as Thursday, October 25. Conditions were not favorable enough for the anticipated start date of October 22; therefore, should […]

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10/22/18 Tres Piedras Prescribed Burn Underway

  The 387 acre slash pile burn is located in the Tio Gordito unit. The piles are located on the west side of US Highway 285, 4 miles south of Tres Piedras. Fire managers plan to continue with hand ignitions through Friday to complete this burn, weather permitting. This prescribed burn is conducted to consume […]

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BLM Taos Field Office plans prescribed fires near Tres Piedras and Cerro

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct prescribed fires in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument during an approximate one-month period, beginning Oct. 22, 2018.   The burns are located at Cerro Montoso and Cerro del Aire, 12 miles northeast and 4 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M., respectively, and in the Guadalupe Mountains, approximately […]

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BLM to conduct prescribed fire in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans conduct a prescribed fire in Cibola County, between Oct. 23—Dec. 31, 2018, weather permitting.  The burn, which will occur in the 4,000 acre Chain of Craters-Rendija prescribed fire project, will be conducted in several phases. The project area is located within the El Malpais National […]

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BLM to implement prescribed fires in McKinley and Sandoval counties

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties between Oct. 23 and Dec. 31, 2018, weather permitting. The approximately 500-acre area, known as Mesa Chivato, is comprised of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas, […]

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BLM plans pile burning in Catron County

The Bureau of Land Management is planning to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County from Oct. 20–Dec. 31, 2018, weather permitting.  In addition, debris from the creation of defensible space in the Wild Horse Subdivision will be burned.  The Wild Horse Slash Pit is located 40 miles south […]

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Tres Piedras District Plans to Conduct the Tio Gordito Prescribed Burn

Taos, NM (October 18, 2018) – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Carson National Forest in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish plan to take advantage of favorable conditions and weather forecasts to implement the Tio Gordito prescribed burn. Fire managers expect to begin ignitions on October 22, 2018 and […]

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Gila National Forest: Quemado RD planning prescribed burn in Armijo Springs

Map_Armijo Springs Rx Quemado, NM, October 17, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations starting the week of October 22.  Based on weather conditions prescribed burning could continue thru the end of October. The area targeted for pile burning is in the area known as Armijo […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Prescribed Burns Starting Mid-October

Jemez Springs —Valles Caldera National Preserve is looking for opportunities to implement prescribed burning, consisting of broadcast and/or pile burning, starting as early as October 22nd and as late as mid-December. The prescribed burns will target up to 622-acres in the Banco Bonito area with broadcast burning, up to 112-acres in the Seco area via […]

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SFNF – Forest restoration work begins this week in Santa Fe area

SANTA FE, NM – October 15, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Over the next several weeks, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will perform forest restoration work in two project areas located on the Española Ranger District of the SFNF – the Hyde Park WUI Project and the Pacheco Canyon Forest Resiliency Project. The two […]

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SFNF – Forest officials plan Borrego Mesa for prescribed burn Oct. 22

SANTA FE, NM –October 15, 2018 – For Immediate Release. If favorable conditions allow, to include acceptable fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) may begin a broadcast burn on the Borrego Mesa fuelwood unit as early as Monday, October […]

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Gila National Forest: Quemado RD to resume pile and slash burning

DeadHorseGNFMapDeadHorseSiteMap The Quemado Ranger District plans to resume pile and slash burning in the Dead Horse Canyon area the week of October 15-18. Cooler temperatures and forecasted moisture make ideal conditions for pile burning.  Approximately 200 acres are targeted for treatment. The plan is to treat the piles directly southeast of FR 4017L. The remainder […]

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Gila NF: Wilderness Ranger District hosting open house on Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn

Mimbres, NM, October 9, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District will be hosting an open house between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. The purpose is to answer any questions and show maps with information about the Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn. The Elk Pasture project, which is planned for […]

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10/5/18 Bighorn/Stateline Prescribed Burn- Tres Piedras Ranger District

Taos, NM (October 5, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  The Tres Piedras Ranger District on the Carson National Forest plan to conduct the Bighorn/Stateline prescribed burn if condition allow from October 15 and November 15, 2018.   Implementation of this project will only occur when weather, fuel moisture, and smoke dispersal conditions are within the defined […]

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10/5/18 Jicarilla Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall- Carson National Forest

Taos, NM (October 5, 2018) – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Jicarilla District of the Carson National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds, and weather forecasts to conduct two prescribed burns between October 5 and November 30, 2018. Picture is taken at the Carracas […]

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Gila National Forest: Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn planned on Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM, October 4, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn between October 22 and November 16. The project is the Elks Pasture Unit, which is planned for 320 acres and is located south of NM Highway 35, west of Camp Thunderbird; west of the private […]

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Canjilon Ranger District prescribed burn begins today

Taos, NM (October 2, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National are taking advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to conduct the Highway 84 prescribed burn on the Canjilon Ranger District today.  This unit will be conducted by hand ignitions, and may […]

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Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Prescribed Fire planned for the Mt Taylor Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, October 1, 2018 – Fire Managers are planning to execute the Redondo Prescribed Fire on the Mt Taylor Ranger District this fall as conditions allow. This planned ignition will be conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  These fires promote forest health in many ways such as reducing forest fuels, recycling […]

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Prescribed fire on Smokey Bear Ranger District today, Oct. 1

Firefighters will be burning slash piles on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest today, October 1st in South Fork Campground near Bonito Lake. The piles consist of hazardous trees that were cut down after the 2012 Little Bear fire. The campground is tentatively set to open Memorial Day 2019.

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SFNF – Jemez Ranger District Vallecitos Piles burn

SANTA FE, NM – September 28, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions sometime between October 15 and February 28, 2019 on Vallecitos […]

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