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Gila National Forest – Update on L-T West Prescribed Burn

Mimbres, NM, April 16, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The L-T West Prescribed Burn, on the Wilderness Ranger District, is staffed and in a monitor/patrol status. Currently, no further firing ignitions are planned. Winds are variable, and the edges around the 17 mile perimeter are cooling. Turkey hunters are in the area and report that turkeys have […]

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Update on L-T West Prescribed Burn

Mimbres, NM, April 10, 2018—For Immediate Release.  Fire crews have completed the black-lining operations on the L-T West Prescribed Burn. Approximately 2,000 acres have burned. Blacklining involves crews burning fuels adjacent to a control line before igniting a prescribed burn. This activity is done in heavy fuels to reduce heat on the crews and lessen […]

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Valles Caldera Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle San Antonio

Jemez Springs, NM —Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn targeting up to 1,050 acres of meadow grassland in Valle San Antonio, located in the northwest portion of the preserve’s backcountry. The burn operations are planned to start Thursday April 5th, 2018 and possibly continue into Friday dependent upon suitable weather and fuel […]

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Rendija Prescribed Fire Planned

Grants, NM: El Malpais National Monument and The Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the west side of the monument near the junction of CR 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 acres. The prescribed fire may begin as early as mid-April. […]

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

Mimbres, NM; April 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release – The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting prescribed burning in the L-T West burn area. The planned dates to start is April 9, weather dependent. This project is funded by New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, Big Game Enhancement Program. The L-T West Rx […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Update for Perk Project – 4/1/18, 9:00 pm

Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District – Perk Prescribed Fire project Learn more about how the US Forest Service uses prescribed fire to restore the forest environment: https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/fire/resilient-landscapes/prescribed-fire Prescribed Fire Update – 4/1/1 – 9:00 pm – Today firefighters treated 140 acres on the Perk Project with prescribed fire, bringing the total number of acres treated (to […]

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Lincoln National Forest News Release: Prescribed Fire Operations scheduled to resume on Guadalupe Ranger District

CARLSBAD and QUEEN, NM – March 27, 2018 – Fire managers on the Guadalupe District of the Lincoln National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable burning conditions over the next six weeks. Three prescribed fire projects are ready for the implementation phase, which includes ignitions. The primary objectives of these “burns” are to reduce […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Planning Gallinas Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, March 1, 2018 – The Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Gallinas Prescribed Burn is expected to begin sometime this spring and continue for as long as weather and fuel moisture conditions are favorable. Up to 3,400 acres will be treated in the […]

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Glenwood Ranger District planning a pile burn

Glenwood, NM, February 16, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning to burn the Sheridan Slash Pile in the next two weeks dependent on weather conditions. This slash pile is located on the Sheridan Ridge Road (County Road CO54) approximately seven miles south of Glenwood. This burn will take one […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 01/10/18, 9:00 am

Prescribed Fire Update:  January 10, 2018 – NO IGNITIONS PLANNED FOR TODAY!  Firefighters will be patrolling and monitoring the Grindstone Mesa prescribed fire project today.  Today’s weather forecast calls for higher precipitation and increased humidity which would not allow for successful ignition operations.  Firefighters will continue to evaluate weather conditions (on a daily basis) over […]

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Prescribed Fire planned in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be implementing prescribed fires in El Malpais National Monument during the month of November as weather and fuel conditions permit. These prescribed fires will be located along the west side of County Road 42 in the vicinity of the Bandera fire. […]

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Gila National Forest: Redstone Prescribed Burn to begin October 30 on Silver City RD

Silver City, NM, October 26, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning to do a 413 acre prescribed burn in the area known as Redstone. The project boundaries are:  Forest Road 154 (Signal Peak Road) and Forest Road 4255 to the south; handline to the east; Forest Road 149 […]

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Valles Caldera to Begin Prescribed Burn on October 25

Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate a prescribed burn project on October 25th, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. […]

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Valles Caldera Plans Fall Prescribed Burns

Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate prescribed burn projects beginning the week of October 16th, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. The burn […]

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Gila National Forest: Women in Wildland Fire boot camp will hold a Prescribed Burn as part of a training exercise

Truth or Consequences, NM, October 11, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest is sponsoring the Women in Wildland Fire boot camp and second weekend events will occur October 14-15. This boot camp offers a comprehensive introduction to wildland firefighting.  The training for this upcoming weekend will include a prescribed burn […]

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Pile burning in El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Monday, July 24, 2017. Burning may continue intermittently through August 31, 2017 as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the west side of […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed fire update – 7/23/17 4:00 pm – 170 acres treated today on Carissa project on Sacramento District

Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  4:00 pm – Firefighters have completed ignition operations for today (7/23) on the Carissa project.  They were able to treat 170 acres today (7/23). Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  12:30 pm – Ignitions are underway on the Carissa prescribed fire project on the Sacramento District.  Smoke may be visible as firefighters ignite slash piles. […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/31/17 1:15 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Lucas Well Pile Burn Project: Ignitions on hold

Smokey Bear Ranger District – Lucas Well Pile Burn project located 9 miles east of Ruidoso Prescribed Fire Update -5/31/17 1:15pm – Piles are burning well. Firefighters will not resume ignition operations until more humidity or precipitation is forecasted. Possibly will wait for onset of monsoons to resume ignitions. The primary objectives of this prescribed […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Luera Mountains on State Trust Land South of Datil, NM

Contact: Mark Meyers, Forester (505) 946-7082 The New Mexico State Land Office is preparing for a prescribed burn from May 30-June 10, 2017 on state trust land approximately 30 miles south of Datil, NM in the Luera Mountains. The intent of the burn is to reintroduce fire into the ecosystem.  Returning fire to the area after […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Burn South of Roswell, Late May-Early June

Roswell, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to conduct an approximately 4,500-acre prescribed burn, located 20 miles southwest of Roswell and south of Highway 13, in late May and early June, weather permitting. This project, named the Westside NW Prescribed Fire, is part of a restoration effort to improve rangeland health […]

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