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SFNF Gallinas Prescribed Burn Monitoring Continues within Watershed – New Release

SFNF Gallinas Prescribed Burn Monitoring Continues within Watershed; Crews Engage Residual Fires SANTA FE, NM – January 3, 2018 – For Immediate Release. The Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn continues at this time through January. Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) crews continue to monitor treated units while engaging residual fires within the burn perimeter of the […]

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Prescribed Fire Planned for McKinley and Sandoval Counties; January-March 2018

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct an approximately 300 acre prescribed fire within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas from January to March, weather permitting.  This is a continuation of a project in the area known as Mesa Chivato, located west of Highway 550 and approximately 15 […]

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SFNF Monitoring Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn – Smoke Visible SANTA FE, NM – Dec. 21, 2017

There are still no additional ignitions on the Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn this month per the Dec. 15 news release, according to fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).  Crews continue to monitor treated units within the watershed. Small pockets within the project area continue to burn […]

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SFNF Stops Ignitions on Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Dec. 15, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  There will be no additional ignitions on the Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn this month, according to fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). Crews will continue to monitor treated units within the watershed. Even though ignitions […]

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Prescribed Burn to Reduce Wildfire Risk at Hyde Memorial State Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, NM – A prescribed fire at Hyde Memorial State Park will begin Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Smoke will be visible in the area. The mitigation effort northeast of Santa Fe, is a collaboration between the New Mexico State Forestry Division, the New Mexico State Parks Division, the U.S. Forest Service […]

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Guadalupe Fire Update – Dec 11, 2017

Guadalupe Fire UPDATE: Dec. 11, 2017 Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: Dec. 8, 2017 Cause: Human Size:  6.3 acres, 100% contained Location:  Near Forest Road (FR) 376 on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Vegetation:  Logging slash and pre-made piles. Current Situation: The fire was reported to the […]

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Guadalupe Fire UPDATE: Dec. 8, 2017

Guadalupe Fire UPDATE: Dec. 8, 2017 Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: Dec. 8, 2017 Cause: Human Size:  6.2 acres, 40% contained Location:  Near Forest Road (FR) 376 on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Smoke is visible as far south as Rio Rancho, NM. Travelers along FR […]

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Guadalupe Fire UPDATE: Dec. 8, 2017

Guadalupe Fire UPDATE: Dec. 8, 2017 Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: Dec. 8, 2017 Cause: Human Size:  Approximately 3 to 4 acres, 40% contained Location:  Near Forest Road (FR) 376 on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Smoke is visible as far south as Rio Rancho, NM. […]

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Guadalupe Fire: Dec. 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Guadalupe Fire:  Dec. 8, 2017 Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: Dec. 8, 2017 Cause: Unknown Size:  Approximately 2 to 3 acres Location:  Near Forest Road (FR) 376 on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.  Smoke is visible as far south as Rio Rancho, NM.  […]

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The Sulphur Canyon and North Hondo Prescribed Fires will be implemented from now until the end of March 2018

Albuquerque, NM, December 4, 2017 – Fire Managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, along with cooperators, will execute several prescribed fires on the Sandia Ranger District this fall and winter when conditions are favorable.  These planned ignitions are conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, […]

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SFNF Plans to Continue Prescribed Burns on East Side

SANTA FE, NM – Dec. 5, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to continue prescribed burns in the Gallinas Watershed and the La Cueva unit throughout December if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather, remain favorable. […]

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Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District Plans to Resume Prescribed Burns as Early as Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 29, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to conduct prescribed burns in the Gallinas Watershed and La Cueva treatment units between now and Dec. 31, 2017.  The decision to proceed will be dependent […]

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Jemez Ranger District Continues with Vallecitos, Joaquin Prescribed Burns

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 29, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Taking advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are moving forward with previously announced prescribed burns to help reduce the risk of high-severity […]

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Jemez Ranger District Plans Vallecitos Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, to resume the Vallecitos prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District. Ignitions could begin as early as Tuesday, Nov. […]

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Fire Crews Monitoring Prescribed Burn Unit in Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire crews today conducted both aerial and on-the-ground surveys of the 248-acre unit within the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed that was treated with prescribed fire yesterday.  By this afternoon, more than 75 percent of the unit was cold with a few spots still smoldering […]

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Fire Crews Conduct Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

  SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 16, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  After assessing conditions again this morning, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are proceeding with a prescribed burn on 248 acres within the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed.  Hand and aerial ignitions are expected to wrap by 2:00 p.m. today. The […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Update – 11/14/17 6:00 PM – Ignitions completed on Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire Project

Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District Prescribed Fire Update 11/14/17 – 6:00 PM – Firefighters treated the remaining Wet Burnt prescribed fire unit today, bringing the total number of acres treated to 290 (60 ac treated yesterday and 230 treated today).  They will return to the site tomorrow (11/15) to patrol, monitor and tend to […]

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Small Prescribed Burn Planned in Santa Fe Watershed To Restore Forest Health, Reduce Risk of Wildfire

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, forecasted winds and weather, to conduct a one-day prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed on Thursday, Nov. 16. The […]

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BLM to conduct three prescribed burns in Catron County

SOCORRO, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management is planning to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County from Nov. 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018, weather permitting. The Pietown pile burn will be 20 acres in size, and will be conducted one mile west of Pietown and immediately […]

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Prescribed Burn Continuing in the Thunderbird Area of the Mountainair Ranger District

Mountainair, NM November 13, 2017: Fire managers on the Mountainair Ranger District will be resuming prescribed burning in the Manzano Mountains. If conditions are suitable, fire crews will be burning near the Thunderbird private property just north of FR#275. This is a continuation of the burns started in October. This burn is located within the […]

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