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Take Action Now to Protect Your Home from Wildfire

It may seem premature to plan for the upcoming fire season while there is still snow in some areas, but fire managers from New Mexico State Forestry, the Bureau of Land Management, and Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are encouraging residents to take action now to help protect their homes in the event of […]

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Glorieta Camps Prescribed Burn Planned to Improve Forest Health and Reduce Wildfire Risk

Santa Fe, NM –Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts, and initiate a prescribed burn at Glorieta Camps, west of Pecos, as early as February 18th, 2020. This burn will be […]

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2020-2021 Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program Application Period Open

New Mexico Counties has announced that applications for the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant are now being accepted.  This program is offered by New Mexico Counties and funded by Bureau of Land Management New Mexico.  This grant program assists communities in New Mexico that are near BLM lands and would be affected by wildfire.  Approximately $260,000 […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District- 16 Springs Prescribed Burn

Cloudcroft, NM – 2/4/2020-Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District in Cloudcroft, NM, are prescribed burning today in the 16 Springs area near Mayhill, NM. Smoke may be visible from Mayhill and along Hwy 82.  Smoke may linger at night and early morning and maybe seen for several days following ignition. Prescribed fire Removes dead […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in Socorro County in Feb.-March, 2020

Between Feb. 10 and March 20, the Bureau of Land Management’s Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office, White Sands Missile Range and private landowners plan to burn up to 1,100 acres east of Socorro, NM.  Four separate units of sacaton grass and brush will be burned, weather permitting.  Two […]

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Updated: BLM Taos Field Office plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro in Feb. 2020

Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument on the Guadalupe Mountains, located 1 mile south of Cerro, N.M.  Smoke may be visible from highways NM 522, U.S. 285, and U.S. 64. On Feb. 1, BLM […]

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Gila National Forest: Glenwood Ranger District planning to burn piles at Cedar Breaks

Glenwood, NM, January 22, 2020 — The Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest will be burning 33 acres of piles at Cedar Breaks, weather and resources permitting. Implementation may occur as early as Monday, January 27 or as late as March 2020. The project location is: Cedar Breaks: US Hwy 180, County 36, Approximately 7 […]

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Gila National Forest: Glenwood Ranger District Planning Slash Pile Burn

Glenwood, NM, January 22, 2020— The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District will be burning the Glenwood Slash Pile, weather and resources permitting. Implementation may occur as early as Monday, January 27. It is anticipated that this community slash pit could be ignited three to six times per year depending on fuel accumulations. Post ignition […]

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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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