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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Burn to begin Saturday, May 19 on Black Range Ranger District

Truth or Consequences, NM, May 17, 2018…The Indian Peaks Prescribed Burn, an estimated 11,000 acres in two burns is scheduled to begin Saturday evening, May 19. The district Fire Management Officer, Dennis Fahl stated that “a window of opportunity has opened up, combining weather conditions and fuel moistures which will allow this activity to proceed.” […]

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Gila National Forest – Final Update and Accomplishments on Area 74 Prescribed Burn

Truth or Consequences, NM, May 14, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Area 74 Prescribed Burn, on the Black Range Ranger District, began ignitions on Monday, May 7 and ended ignition operations on Wednesday, May 9. In those three days, approximately 7,800 acres were burned. All personnel on the fire converted to holding operations – which include […]

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Lincoln National Forest – May 11 – 9:45 pm – Bullis Prescribed Fire Update

Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District BULLIS PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE: May 11, 2018 – 9:45 pm – Today, firefighters successfully treated an additional 700 acres with prescribed fire on the Bullis project.  They plan to continue with ignition operations again tomorrow if conditions are favorable. May 11, 2018 – 2:00 pm – With favorable fuel […]

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 Prescribed Burn Update for May 9, 2018

The Area 74 Prescribed Burn on the Black Range Ranger District has ceased all firing operations. Approximately 7,800 acres were accomplished very successfully. The burn areas will be monitored for the next few days.  Today’s operations included burning in the area of Burnt Cabin Flat on NM Hwy 59.

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Final Update – May 8, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 8, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed Burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to successfully treat 2,200 acres of pinyon-juniper forest. The burn removed encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, helping to increase the diversity of ground vegetation, stabilize soils, […]

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 Prescribed Burn

The Area 74 Prescribed Burn on the Black Range Ranger District is proceeding well. Test ignitions took place at approximately 1100 today and operations are continuing successfully. Approximately 100 acres have burned at this point in time. Today’s plan includes  ignitions on approximately 1,000 acres protecting values in the area such as power lines, phone […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 6, 2018

  MAGDALENA, NM, May 6, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to continue successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of ground […]

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 CDT Alternate Route

The Black Range Ranger District of the Gila National Forest is conducting a prescribed burn which may impact the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. This project is scheduled to begin ignitions on Monday, May 7, 2018. The route is from CDNST Divide TH at NM State Highway 59 west for Forest Road 226 east to […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 5, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 5, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to begin successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of ground vegetation, […]

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 Prescribed Burn to begin Monday, May 7 on Black Range Ranger District

Truth or Consequences, NM, May 3, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Area 74 Prescribed Burn, an estimated 9,000 acres in the Black Range, is scheduled to begin Monday, May 7. The district Fire Management Officer, Dennis Fahl states that “the weather and fuel monitoring conditions have reached the optimal window for this activity.” Fahl anticipates the […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Gallinas Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, May 3, 2018 – Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands will conduct the Gallinas prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District beginning Friday, May 4, 2018. The predicted forecast calls for hot, dry, and windy conditions – those needed to successfully treat pinyon-juniper forests. This treatment was planned nine years […]

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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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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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