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Fire Managers Continue Kiowa-San Cristobal Pile Burn Project

TAOS, NM – Jan. 22, 2021 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are taking advantage of favorable conditions today and continuing the previously announced Kiowa-San Cristobal prescribed pile burns. The 80-acre Kiowa-San Cristobal pile burn located near San Cristobal and Gallina Canyon is designed to remove woody debris from a previously thinned area. […]

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Fire Crews Proceed with La Jara Pile Burns Today

TAOS, NM – Jan. 20, 2021 – After successful test ignitions, crews are proceeding with the previously announced La Jara pile burns today on the Carson National Forest to reduce the amount of hazardous fuels on the ground. The recent winter storm that moved through New Mexico helped create optimal conditions to burn slash piles. […]

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Otero County Slash Pit Burn Scheduled Today

The Otero County slash pit will be burned today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The Slash Pit is located off Highway 244 northeast of Cloudcroft, NM. Smoke will be visible from Cloudcroft and along Highway 82 and Highway 244. Please use extra caution while driving in smoky conditions. The Slash Pit is co-operated by Otero County […]

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SFNF Pecos/Las Vegas District Plans to Implement Prescribed Burns as Early as Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – Jan. 19, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including snowpack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to implement previously announced prescribed burns on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District starting as early as tomorrow. The […]

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GNF: L-T East Prescribed Burn Planned on Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM; January 19, 2021 – For Immediate Release – The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting prescribed burning in the L-T East burn area. The planned dates to start are mid-to-late April, weather dependent. The L-T East Rx Burn is located off Hwy 35 near mile marker 16, east of the Old GOS Ranch, […]

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Glorieta Camps winter season prescribed burning to begin January 2021

Santa Fe, NM – Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest StewardsGuild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts, and initiate prescribed burning at Glorieta Camps as early as January 11th, 2021. Glorieta Camps is west of the village of […]

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SFNF Coyote District Plans Pile Burn to Reduce Fuels

SANTA FE, NM – Jan. 15, 2021 – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are looking for an optimal window to implement an 80-acre prescribed pile burn off NM Highway 96 before the end of February to reduce fuels, restore wildlife habitat and improve forest health. The […]

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GNF: Pile Burning planned for Glenwood Ranger District

Glenwood, NM, January 14, 2021, For Immediate Release – The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District plans pile burns from January 19-22, weather and fire conditions permitting.  The pile burns are scheduled to begin the week of January 19, as conditions are conducive to burning.  The objectives of these burns are to reduce wildfire threat […]

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Otero County Slash Pit Burn Scheduled Next Week

The Otero County Slash Pit located northeast of Cloudcroft, NM on Highway 244 is scheduled to be burned next week on Tuesday, January 20 or Wednesday, January 21, depending on conditions. Smoke will be visible from Cloudcroft and along nearby roadways. Please use extra caution when driving in smoky conditions. The Slash Pit is managed […]

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Media and Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn in Pacheco Canyon Underway

SANTA FE, NM – Jan. 12, 2021 – Favorable conditions today allowed fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest to proceed with the previously announced Pacheco Canyon prescribed pile burn on the Española Ranger District today. The 106-acre pile burn is part of the larger Pacheco Canyon Forest Resiliency Project, a 2,042-acre forest restoration project […]

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SFNF Española District Continues Pile Burns to Reduce Fuels

SANTA FE, NM – Jan. 7, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including forecasted snow over the weekend, to implement the previously announced Pacheco Canyon prescribed pile burn on the Española Ranger District as early as next week. The 106-acre pile burn is part […]

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Gila National Forest – Pile burning planned for Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM, January 7, 2020—For Immediate Release. The Wilderness Ranger District is planning to burn piles through the winter and spring as weather conditions permit. The plans for the Wilderness RD pile burns include the following locations: Off NM Hwy 35 and Elkhorn Road, behind Desert West Auction Lake Roberts off Forest Drive and Forest […]

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Gila National Forest: Reserve Ranger District planning two prescribed burns near Sheep Basin and at Collins Park/Moraga

Reserve, NM, January 6, 2021—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District is planning two broadcast burns this Winter and/or Spring dependent upon weather and fuel conditions.  Sheep Basin Prescribed Burn is approximately 2,000 acres and Moraga Prescribed Burn is approximately 2,700 acres. The prescribed burns are tentatively scheduled for this winter/spring beginning […]

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SFNF Cuba District Plans Pile Burns to Reduce Fuels

SANTA FE, NM – Jan. 6, 2021 – Fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are looking for optimal windows to implement planned prescribed pile burns between now and March 31 to reduce fuels, restore wildlife habitat and improve forest health. The planned units are the 379-acre Ojitos […]

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Gila National Forest: Silver City Ranger District Planning Winter/Spring Vegetation Treatments

Silver City, NM, January 6, 2021–For Immediate Release. The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning four vegetation treatments this winter and spring to reduce hazardous fuels conditions, protect private infrastructure in the wildland urban interface, and improve wildlife habitat.  Smoke production should be light, and impacts kept to the local area. The […]

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SFNF Jemez District Continues Pile Burns to Reduce Fuels

SANTA FE, NM – Jan. 5, 2021 – After completing the Thompson Ridge, Cat Mesa and Hillside prescribed pile burns, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including snowpack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to implement additional pile burns on the […]

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SFNF Hopes to Implement La Cueva, East Rowe Mesa Prescribed Burns this Winter

SANTA FE, NM – Dec. 11, 2020 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are looking at a potential window between Dec. 14, 2020, and March 31, 2021, to implement the previously announced La Cueva and Rowe Mesa prescribed burns to reduce the risk of wildfire. The 133-acre La Cueva pile burn […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve’s fire closure in effect for 12/11/2020-12/22/2020

Beginning at 8:00 AM on Friday, December 11, 2020, a fire closure is in effect for the area of Cerro Seco while prescribed pile burning is managed by the National Park Service. This prescribed burn will benefit the forest restoration efforts within Valles Caldera National Preserve. In order to protect the public, partners, and employees […]

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Cat Mesa Pile Burns Continue Today

SANTA FE, NM – Dec. 10, 2020 – After a successful test ignition, crews are continuing with the previously announced Cat Mesa pile burns today to reduce the amount of hazardous fuels on the ground. The winter storm currently moving through New Mexico has created optimal conditions to burn slash piles. Snow on the ground […]

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