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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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Prescribed Burn Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 29, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning a prescribed pile burn on the Coyote Ranger District. The 67-acre Highway 96 burn unit is located along NM State Road 96 about 4 miles west of the Coyote Ranger Station and 4 miles east of the […]

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Colfax County Issues Burn Ban

Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County, and under the authority of Colfax County Ordinance Number 2006-l, the Colfax County Fire Marshal hereby declares effective immediately, a “Dry Season” in the Farley, French Tract, Ute Park, Miami and Rapid Response Fire Districts in Colfax County, and establish a ban on open burning within […]

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Prescribed Fire for Little Coyote Creek Postponed – Angel Fire, NM

Angel Fire, NM – The Forest Stewards Guild (FSG), working closely with the New Mexico State Land Office (SLO), New Mexico State Forestry, Moreno Valley Fire Department, and Angel Fire Fire Department have postponed the prescribed burn for the area around Little Coyote Creek adjacent to Black Lake, NM. The burn has yet to be […]

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Wind Mountain Prescribed Fire Update: 10/18/19

The Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office, has completed an additional 100 acres of the Wind Mountain Prescribed Fire (Cerro del Aire), in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.  To date, approximately 400 acres have been completed out of 735 total project acres.  Ignitions have stopped temporarily due to stronger wind in the […]

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Ignitions at Wind Mountain underway 10/17/19

The Bureau of Land Management is continuing ignitions this week at the Wind Mountain prescribed fire in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument.  Approximately 300 acres have been completed out of 735 acres.  This project is located on the south side of Cerro del Aire (Wind Mountain), 4 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M. […]

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New Wildfire on El Rito Ranger District, Carson NF

Taos, NM – October 16, 2019 – A new wildfire is burning on the El Rito Ranger District near Forest Road 274E, 14 miles west of the community of Tres Piedras, NM. The Jarosita Fire was reported on Monday, October 14 and is approximately 34 acres. It is burning in mixed conifer with a high […]

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Prescribed Burns to Begin on Valles Caldera National Preserve

Jemez Springs, NM — Given favorable conditions, fire managers will begin prescribed burn operations within Valles Caldera National Preserve starting October 17. Burn operations are expected to last a few days, but smoke may be visible through next week. The prescribed burns will target approximately 700 acres in the Banco Bonito and Cerro Seco areas […]

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