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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2019 Prescribed Fire Planned for Little Coyote Creek 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 been preparing the area around Little Coyote Creek for […]

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Keep Fall Season Wildfire Safety in Mind, Oct. 7, 2019

As the fall season begins, land managers would like to remind the public to practice wildfire safety while enjoying the outdoors. Federal and state wildfire cooperators in New Mexico urge caution for those participating in hunting and other outdoor activities to go prepared to avoid sparking a fire. Just one small spark or heat from […]

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Carson NF Maton Fire Final Update

Eighteen fires discovered Tuesday on the El Rito Ranger District totaling 105 acres are now 85% contained. The cause of the Maton fires is unknown and an investigation is currently taking place. Steady soaking rain received yesterday was significant and helped crews contain the fires. Transfer of command from the Type 3 Incident Management Team […]

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Carson NF Maton Fires 75% Contained

Fire crews are successfully suppressing 18 fires discovered within the Maton Fire area on the El Rito Ranger District. Total size is 105 acres with 75% containment. The cause of the fires is unknown and an investigation is currently taking place. The fire area received steady soaking rain this morning which has been significant in […]

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BLM plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro

Beginning Oct. 8, 2019, and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns on approximately 1,735 acres in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument.  The burns are located on the east side of Cerro Montoso, 12 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M., and on the south […]

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Prescribed burn planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in October, 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.  The 1,130 acre project will take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. These operations are weather dependent and will take several […]

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Crews Work Towards Containment of Maton Fires, Carson NF

Name: Maton Date detected: Oct. 1 Cause: Under investigation Location: Carson NF, El Rito RD, Near FR 559 and El Rito Campground Size: approx. 75 acres Growth Potential: Low to Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine Resources: 5 engines, 1 Type 2 handcrew, 1 Hotshot crew, 1 Type 3 helicopter, Approx. 60 total personnel TAOS, NM – […]

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Fires Detected on the El Rito Ranger District, Carson NF

On October 1st, a series of fires were detected adjacent to Forest Road 559 above the El Rito Campground on the El Rito District of the Carson National Forest. They are being referred to as the Maton Fire, and are located 2-4 miles north of the community of El Rito, NM. The cause of the […]

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