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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/4/19 11:00 AM

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/4/19   11:00 AM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:  BLM and Forest Service firefighters are currently assigned to the Baylor Canyon Fire.  […]

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BLM – Las Cruces District – Ignition Operations on Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire Project scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th

Fire behavior has moderated significantly on the 50-acre Baylor Canyon Fire which was 50% contained by Sunday (3/3/19) evening.  Full suppression efforts continue on the fire.  The Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire is scheduled for ignition operations on March 5, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard […]

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Gila National Forest: L-T East Prescribed Burn Planned on Wilderness Ranger District

2019 L-T East Rx Vicinity Map Mimbres, NM; March 4, 2019 – 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. This project is funded by the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, Big […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/03/19 8:00 PM

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/03/19   8:00 PM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected:  3/02/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:  BLM and Forest Service firefighters are currently assigned to the Baylor Canyon […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/3/19 – 4:15 pm

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/03/19   4:15 PM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected:  3/02/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:  BLM and Forest Service firefighters are currently assigned to the Baylor Canyon […]

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Fire-Adapted Communities Are Focus of Prescribed Burn Planned on Santa Fe National Forest Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Feb. 27, 2019 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest are working with communities to reduce the risk of wildfire by conducting a prescribed burn at the Thompson Ridge slash pit this spring. The half-acre slash pit, located at the […]

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Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Burn Planned for Mid-March

SANTA FE, NM – February 25, 2019 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to initiate a prescribed burn in Pacheco Canyon on the Española Ranger District as early as Monday, […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District – Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire begins February 20, 2019

Magdalena, NM, February 19, 2019 – Fire Managers at Cibola National Forest will begin a prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District tomorrow, February 20, 2019. This planned ignition will be conducted under specific conditions to restore the fire dependent ecosystem.  This pile burn will promote forest health in many ways by reducing forest fuels, […]

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Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program Now Accepting Applications for 2019-2020

New Mexico Counties (NMC) has announced the 2019-2020 Wildfire Risk Reduction for Rural Communities Grant Program.  Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in cooperation with NMC.  The grant program gives priority to applicants who request funding for 1) Outreach and education projects (i.e. […]

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BLM to Implement Chain of Craters-Rendija Prescribed Fire in Cibola County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in Cibola County, weather permitting.  The burn, which will occur in the 4,000 acre Chain of Craters-Rendija prescribed fire project, will be conducted in several phases. The project area is located within the […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire in McKinley and Sandoval Counties

Beginning in February and continuing through spring, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties, weather permitting. The approximately 500-acre area, known as Mesa Chivato, is comprised of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas, […]

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BLM Plans Mertz Ranch Prescribed Fire in Cibola County

Beginning in February, 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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SFNF Plans La Cueva Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Feb. 12, 2019 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to conduct a prescribed burn in the La Cueva area 7 miles northwest of the village of Pecos if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and […]

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BLM plans pile burning in Catron County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County, weather permitting.  In addition, debris from the creation of defensible space in the Wild Horse Subdivision will be burned.  The Wild Horse Slash Pit is located […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Chaves County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring 2019, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico plans to conduct prescribed burns in Chaves County.  The Sand Ranch (Map_SandRanch_Spring_2019) prescribed fire consists of three burn units located 40 miles east of Roswell.  The operations are dependent upon favorable weather conditions and will take several days to complete.  Smoke […]

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SFNF – Update: Jemez RD to begin piles burns in February

SANTA FE, NM – February 6, 2019 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality, and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) began ignitions on piles this week. Fire managers expect treatments to continue through March, […]

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SFNF – Cuba Ranger District La Jara prescribed burn planned today

SANTA FE, NM – February 5, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the La Jara vicinity on the Cuba Ranger District today through […]

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Gila NF: Reserve RD planning a prescribed burn near Collins Park

Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Collins Park Reserve, NM, February 4, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District is planning on implementing two (2) prescribed fires (La Jolla and Shantie Springs) including approximately 6,000 acres which is located near Collins Park and surrounding area. The prescribed burns are tentatively scheduled for this […]

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SFNF – Jemez RD to begin piles burns in February

SANTA FE, NM – February 2, 2019 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality, and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on piles between February 4 and February 14 to reduce […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Socorro County

Beginning Feb. 11 and continuing until March 15, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office and private landowners, plan to burn approximately 2,500 acres of grass and brush located east of Socorro, NM, weather permitting.  There are five burn units, located 10-20 miles north of […]

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