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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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Bandelier and Valles Caldera to do pile burning as winter conditions allow beginning in December

Los Alamos, Jemez Springs – With the arrival of snow providing favorable conditions for pile and prescribed burning, the fire crew at Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve are planning to burn up to 300 acres of piled fuel materials along Highway 4 throughout Bandelier and on South Mountain in the Valles Caldera. These […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

Beginning Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, 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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BLM to implement prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties

Beginning Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, plans to conduct the Mesa Chivato prescribed fire on approximately 500 acres within the Ignacio and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas.  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately 2-4 days to […]

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Gila National Forest: Silver City Ranger District Planning Fall Vegetation Treatment

Silver City, NM, November 4, 2019–The Silver City Ranger District is planning a vegetation treatment this fall to reduce hazardous fuels conditions, protect private property, and improve wildlife habitat.  The Jaybird Prescribed Fire is planned for mid-November or early December depending on appropriate weather conditions. This 2,400-acre prescribed fire lies to the north of the […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Baney Prescribed Burn Beginning 11/04/2019

Magdalena, N.M., October 31, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin on Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8, 2019 depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 1,200 acres will […]

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Prescribed Burns to Begin on Valles Caldera National Preserve

Jemez Springs, NM — Given favorable conditions, fire managers will begin prescribed burn operations within Valles Caldera National Preserve starting October 17. Burn operations are expected to last a few days, but smoke may be visible through next week. The prescribed burns will target approximately 700 acres in the Banco Bonito and Cerro Seco areas […]

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BLM plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro

Beginning Oct. 8, 2019, and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns on approximately 1,735 acres in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument.  The burns are located on the east side of Cerro Montoso, 12 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M., and on the south […]

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Prescribed burn planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in October, 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 1,130 acre project will take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. These operations are weather dependent and will take several […]

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Map showing locations prescribed burns within Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Prescribed Burns Planned on Valles Caldera National Preserve

Jemez Springs, NM — Fire managers are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct prescribed burns within Valles Caldera National Preserve during October 1 through December 31. The exact dates will depend on conditions on the ground. The prescribed burns will target up to […]

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Gila NF: Silver City RD Planning Fall Vegetation Work

Silver City, NM, September 16, 2019 — The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District has several vegetation projects planned for the fall and winter months.  These projects are related to hazardous fuels reduction, wildlife habitat improvement, watershed function enhancement, and wildland-urban interface treatment. The Jaybird Prescribed Fire is planned for the first available weather […]

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Cibola NF & NG – Magdalena Ranger District Planning Baney Prescribed Burn

Magdalena, N.M., September 12, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin this fall and continue until completed, depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 2,500 acres will be treated in […]

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David Canyon Prescribed Burn Update

Sandia Ranger District Wednesday 9-11-2019 Tijeras NM-The Sandia Ranger District has postponed the David Canyon RX Burn due to heavy rain received last night. The area is too wet to continue. We expect to begin again when conditions line up. Yesterday the crews treated 100 acres. The total for the two days is 250 acres […]

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David Canyon Prescribe Fire Update

Tuesday 09-10-19 Fire Managers on the Sandia Ranger District are currently implementing a prescribed burn in the David Canyon area. Approximately 150 acres were treated yesterday out of 900-acre project. Today’s target is 100 acres. Every morning, fire managers will evaluate weather conditions including wind, temperature and relative humidity to ensure conditions are within the […]

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