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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County

Beginning November 15, and continuing through the end of 2020, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office plans to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County, weather permitting.  Details on each location and size are as follows: Pie Town Pile Burn – 196 acres, located one mile west […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned at Pecos National Historical Park

Pecos, NM– Pecos National Historical Park is planning to implement a prescribed burn project that will begin when conditions allow anytime from early November and through the end of winter. The pile burn project, encompassing approximately 10 acres, is located along Highway63 between the park entrance road and the Village of Pecos within areas that […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Winter Prescribed Burns

Jemez Springs, NM — The National Park Service plans to implement prescribed burn projects in Valles Caldera National Preserve between early November and the end of the winter season when conditions allow. The prescribed burns will occur in previously thinned areas where materials have been piled for burning. The burn operations will be completed in phases over several […]

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Pile Burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Kelly Fuhrmann announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Tuesday, Aug 4th and is expected to complete the project on Wednesday, Aug 5th. These wood piles are located along the west side of County Road 42 in the vicinity of […]

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BLM prescribed burn planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in August, 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 206-acre Pershing slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. This operation is weather dependent and will take […]

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Pile burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Acting Superintendent Steve Baumann announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Saturday, July 25th through Sunday July 26th as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the North side of County Road 42, West of Cerro Bandera, […]

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Lincoln National Forest: 16 Springs Prescribed Burn Planned

Sacramento Ranger District to Conduct Prescribed Burn in 16 Springs CLOUDCROFT, NM – 7/10/20: The Sacramento Ranger District will conduct a prescribed burn in the 16 Springs area approximately 12 miles northwest of Mayhill, NM beginning Saturday July 11, 2020 and throughout the week as conditions allow. Smoke from the prescribed burn will travel northeast […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in Socorro County in Feb.-March, 2020

Between Feb. 10 and March 20, the Bureau of Land Management’s Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office, White Sands Missile Range and private landowners plan to burn up to 1,100 acres east of Socorro, NM.  Four separate units of sacaton grass and brush will be burned, weather permitting.  Two […]

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Updated: BLM Taos Field Office plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro in Feb. 2020

Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument on the Guadalupe Mountains, located 1 mile south of Cerro, N.M.  Smoke may be visible from highways NM 522, U.S. 285, and U.S. 64. On Feb. 1, BLM […]

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Gila National Forest: Glenwood Ranger District planning to burn piles at Cedar Breaks

Glenwood, NM, January 22, 2020 — The Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest will be burning 33 acres of piles at Cedar Breaks, weather and resources permitting. Implementation may occur as early as Monday, January 27 or as late as March 2020. The project location is: Cedar Breaks: US Hwy 180, County 36, Approximately 7 […]

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Gila National Forest: Glenwood Ranger District Planning Slash Pile Burn

Glenwood, NM, January 22, 2020— The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District will be burning the Glenwood Slash Pile, weather and resources permitting. Implementation may occur as early as Monday, January 27. It is anticipated that this community slash pit could be ignited three to six times per year depending on fuel accumulations. Post ignition […]

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Prescribed burn planned for Sandoval County Spring 2020

Beginning Jan. 24 thru April 30, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office will conduct a prescribed burn at the Perea Nature Area on approximately 20 acres of salt cedar and Russian olive tree piles. The project is located along the Perea Nature Trail, which is within the Rio Salado Riparian area, […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District: Perk Prescribed Burn 1/16/20

Update: 1/16/20: Crews will be burning again today. See the initial post below for complete information.   Initial Post: 1/15/20-Fire managers on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are conducting the Perk Prescribed Burn today. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso, Alto, Bonito, Ruidoso Downs, Hwy 48, Hwy 37, Hwy 70 […]

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Prescribed burns planned in Lincoln County in January 2020

Beginning this month, 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.  There are five burn units totalling 1,230 acres located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. These operations are weather dependent and will […]

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Lincoln National Forest-1/8/20-Prescribed Burn on Smokey Bear District

Fire managers on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are conducting the Perk Prescribed Burn today. The prescribed burn is located near the Cedar Creek Trail system (aka Trail 92) which is 3-4 miles from Ruidoso. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso, Alto, Bonito, Ruidoso Downs, Hwy 48, Hwy 37, Hwy […]

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Gila NF: Pile Burning to begin on Reserve Ranger District

January 7, 2020 — Fire managers on the Reserve Ranger District may begin pile burning later this week, beginning with Black Deer/Six Shooter Piles up Forest Road 141 (Tractor Piles). Winter is an optimal time to burn slash piles because the snow on the ground keeps the fire from spreading to adjacent vegetation.  The area […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Smokey Bear District Prescribe Burning Today in the Gavilan Area

The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest will burn piles using prescribed fire in the Gavilan area beginning, today, December 10, 2019 through the winter, as conditions allow. Smoke will be visible from Ruidoso and surrounding communities. Treatments in the wildland urban interface have been ongoing since 2000. These have mostly consisted […]

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Gila National Forest: Pile burning planned for Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, December 2, 2019 – The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather, and fire conditions permitting. With the arrival of winter moisture, the Reserve Ranger District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are […]

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