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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project began Monday, June 24

The Black Range Ranger District successfully did a test fire this morning and will continue ignitions on the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project. They began in Unit 3, and hope to burn 1,000 acres today. If conditions permit fire management officers will continue to Unit 2 on Tuesday and then to Unit 1. Smoke will […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plans Durfee-Bolander Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, June 19, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Durfee-Bolander prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District to begin on June 22, 2019 in the San Mateo Mountains, as conditions and favorable weather permit. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat up to […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Burn to begin June 24

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 19, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Black Range Ranger District is prepared and ready to implement the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project, Units 1, 2, 3, weather permitting. The estimated project size is 7,200 acres on National Forest System lands and private property inholdings. The district is closely monitoring onsite fuel […]

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NPS and BLM Conduct Prescribed Fire at El Malpais National Monument

The National Park Service at El Malpais National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area are conducting a prescribed fire on the west side of the national monument near the junction of County Road (CR) 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. This prescribed burn is being called the Rendija Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Smokey Bear Ranger District- Gavilan Prescribed Burn

Fire Crews will be pile burning in the Gavilan Prescribed Burn area. Smoke may be visible.  Schedule: Ignitions will begin Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the north end of the project off Road 120a and may be ongoing throughout the week and month of June, conditions permitting. Location: Between Gavilan Canyon and Gavilan Ridge from the […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Cameron Creek Prescribed Fire 5/31/2019

The Cameron Creek Prescribed Fire continued today. 400 acres were accomplished today and holding and monitoring will continue through the evening. The Air Quality Monitor shows good conditions. For more information on the Air Quality go to https://app.airsis.com/USFS/UnitMap and look for USFS1036. Remember that there is a temporary closure for the area surrounding the Big […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Prescribed Burns Planned on the Smokey Bear Ranger District

Ruidoso, NM—5/31/2019— The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest hopes to take advantage of unusual green conditions and the forecasted precipitation to burn piles using prescribed fire. The treatments in the wildland urban interface have been on-going since 2000.  These have mostly consisted of thinning with hand crews and piling the wood.  […]

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Gila National Forest: Update for 5/31/2019 – Cameron Creek Prescribed Fire, Silver City Ranger District

The Silver City Ranger District accomplished 75 acres of the planned 950 acres in the Cameron Creek Unit. They will continue with ignitions today. Smoke will be visible and could impact north of the Fort Bayard area and the Village of Santa Clara, and drift into the drainages of the Mimbres Valley during the early […]

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

The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting prescribed burning in the L-T East burn area. The planned date to start is the week of June 3, weather dependent. The actual burn will take approximately two days and then two more days will be dedicated to holding and monitoring fire activity. This project is funded by […]

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Gila National Forest: Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn planned on Wilderness Ranger District

The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn beginning the week of June 3, conditions permitting.  The project is the Elks Pasture Unit, which is planned for 320 acres and is located south of NM Highway 35, west of Camp Thunderbird; west of the private land along Ponderosa Road, off […]

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Gila National Forest: Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Update for May 31, 2019

The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District began the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The estimated project size is 9,400 acres on National Forest System lands and an additional 600 acres of New Mexico State Trust Lands and private property inholdings. The Black Range Ranger District has a long history […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District- Lewis Prescribed Burn

The Sacramento Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forests will conduct a prescribed burn as part of the Lewis Prescribed Burn Project tomorrow as weather conditions allow. The Lewis Prescribed Burn Project Areas totals 3000 acres. Crews have completed about 1/3 of the project to date. Crews plan to burn in Lewis Canyon tomorrow.  Smoke […]

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Gila NF: Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn planned on Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM, May 29, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn beginning June 3, conditions permitting.  The project is the Elks Pasture Unit, which is planned for 320 acres and is located south of NM Highway 35, west of Camp Thunderbird; west of the private land […]

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Gila NF: Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Update for May 29, 2019

Truth or Consequences, NM, May 29, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District began the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The estimated project size is 9,400 acres on National Forest System lands, and an additional 600 acres of New Mexico State Trust Lands and private property inholdings. […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire, Black Range Ranger District

All resources are on scene. The 10,000 acre prescribed fire has had successful primary ignitions. Smoke from the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire may be seen during the day as personnel start in the mid-morning hours. As the day progresses smoke production should increase in the local area of NM Highway 59 and Indian Peaks. High […]

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Gila National Forest: Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 28 on Black Range Ranger District

Truth or Consequences, NM, May 20, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District is prepared and ready to implement the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project. The estimated project size is 9,400 acres on National Forest System lands, and an additional 600 acres of New Mexico State Trust Lands and private property […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Postpone Baney Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, May 19, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are postponing the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District originally planned for this week, due to forecasted winds over the burn perimeter later today through the first of the week. Fire managers will look to reschedule the 5,000 acre […]

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Gila National Forest -Silver City Ranger District planning Cameron Creek Prescribed Burn

Forest Order 06-19-006 Cameron Creek Rx Burn Area ClosureForest Order 06-19-006 Exhibit A (Map) Silver City, NM, May 15, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn during the week of May 21, conditions permitting. The project plan is to conduct prescribed burning on approximately 950 […]

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Gila National Forest – Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn at the Negrito Fire Base Administrative Site

Reserve, NM, May 14, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District is planning on igniting 220 acres broadcast burning located on and around the Negrito Firebase Administrative Site compound. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for May 20, 2019 as desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project should be completed within a two to […]

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

MAGDALENA, NM, May 15, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District to begin on May 18 – 25, 2019 in the  San Mateo Mountains, as conditions and favorable weather permit. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat […]

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