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

MAGDALENA, NM, April 9, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District this spring in the  San Mateo Mountains. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat up to 5,000 acres in the project area, located on the northwest […]

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Gila National Forest – East Centerfire Prescribed Burn (Quemado RD) postponed

The Gila NF, Quemado Ranger District will not conduct the previously announced prescribed burn in the area known as East Centerfire today, April 8. After reviewing conditions on the ground, including recent precipitation, and forecasted weather and winds, fire managers decided to postpone the burn. Fire managers will look for a window next week to […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Alum Fire, April 6, 2019

The Alum Fire, which is burning on National Forest System Lands, within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness. It is located just south of the Grapevine Campground, and west of NM Hwy 15. Helicopter survey has verified the fire at an estimated 10 acres and on both sides of the river. This fire is burning […]

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Gila National Forest: Alum Fire

The Alum Fire, which is located on National Forest System lands, within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness, is south of the Grapevine Campground and west of NM Hwy 15. This is approximately 5-10 acres, probably human-caused. Silver City Hotshots and Type 2helicopter have been ordered and will arrive in the a.m. An initial attack […]

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Gila National Forest: East Centerfire Prescribed Burn Planned on Quemado RD

Forest Order 06-19-003_Exhibit A (Map)FreemanUnit_VicinityMap for NRForest Order 06-19-003_EastCenterfireRxBurn Quemado, NM, April 4, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn starting the week of April 8, weather dependent. The project plan is for 4,100 acres in the East Centerfire Unit, which is adjacent to Upper Cottonwood […]

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Gila NF: Collins Park Prescribed Burn

Shantie_Springs_RX MapLa Jolla_Rx Map The Gila National Forest is planning to conduct two prescribed burns (La Jolla and Shantie Springs) which includes approximately 6,000 acres which is located near Collins Park and the surrounding area, beginning today. Collins Park is located on Reserve Ranger District. Smoke and firefighter activity may impact FR 94, FR 28, […]

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Gila National Forest: East Centerfire Prescribed Burn planned on Quemado Ranger District

Quemado, NM, March 8, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn for late March – early April, weather dependent. The project plan is for 4,105 acres in the East Centerfire Unit, which is adjacent to Upper Cottonwood Canyon and Freeman Mountain, over a five-day period. The […]

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

2019 L-T East Rx Vicinity Map Mimbres, NM; March 4, 2019 – For Immediate Release – The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting prescribed burning in the L-T East burn area. The planned dates to start are mid-to-late April, weather dependent. This project is funded by the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, Big […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District – Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire begins February 20, 2019

Magdalena, NM, February 19, 2019 – Fire Managers at Cibola National Forest will begin a prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District tomorrow, February 20, 2019. This planned ignition will be conducted under specific conditions to restore the fire dependent ecosystem.  This pile burn will promote forest health in many ways by reducing forest fuels, […]

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Gila NF: Reserve RD planning a prescribed burn near Collins Park

Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Collins Park Reserve, NM, February 4, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District is planning on implementing two (2) prescribed fires (La Jolla and Shantie Springs) including approximately 6,000 acres which is located near Collins Park and surrounding area. The prescribed burns are tentatively scheduled for this […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Socorro County

Beginning Feb. 11 and continuing until March 15, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office and private landowners, plan to burn approximately 2,500 acres of grass and brush located east of Socorro, NM, weather permitting.  There are five burn units, located 10-20 miles north of […]

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UPDATE – Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdaelna Ranger District- Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire will be implemented when conditons are favorable

Magdalena, NM, January 29, 2019 – Fire Managers at Cibola National Forest will execute several prescribed fires on the Magdalena Ranger District this winter.  These planned ignitions are conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  They promote forest health in many ways by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing habitat diversity.  They […]

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Gila NF: Silver City Ranger District Fire Personnel to conduct Pile Burning at Fort Bayard Administrative Site

Silver City, NM, November 30, 2018— Silver City Ranger District fire personnel will begin prescribed burning activity beginning the week of December 3, as weather conditions permit.  The woody debris pile is located at the Ft. Bayard Administrative Site.  The pile is the product of safety measures taken at the Administrative Site. Projected moisture may […]

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Gila NF:Quemado Ranger District continuing prescribed burn operations near Armijo Springs

Quemado, NM, November 30, 2018—The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, plans to continue prescribed burning operations as conditions allow beginning the week of December 3. The area targeted for pile burning is west of the Armijo Springs Campground, located in Township 2 South Range 17 West Section 26.  Approximately 18 mechanical piles remain with […]

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Gila NF: Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Rancho Grande/Five Bar Subdivision

Reserve, NM, November 19, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning on igniting 1,000 acres broadcast burning located around the Reserve Airstrip and adjacent to Rancho Grande Subdivision. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for the week of November 26, when desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project should […]

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Gila NF: Pile Burning Planned for Wilderness RD

Mimbres, NM, November 2, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Wilderness Ranger District is planning to burn piles through the remainder of the fall and winter as weather conditions permit. The plans for the Wilderness RD pile burns include the following locations: Off Hwy 35, and Elkhorn Road, behind Desert West Auction Lake Roberts off Forest Drive […]

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Gila National Forest – Quemado RD continues prescribed burning on Slaughter Mesa

The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, is looking to burn in the area of Dead Horse Canyon on Slaughter Mesa. This area is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Quemado near Mangas Valley.  This burn should be approximately 160 acres. Prescribed fires only take place as long as weather, fuel conditions, and smoke dispersal […]

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Gila National Forest: Quemado RD planning prescribed burn in Armijo Springs

Map_Armijo Springs Rx Quemado, NM, October 17, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations starting the week of October 22.  Based on weather conditions prescribed burning could continue thru the end of October. The area targeted for pile burning is in the area known as Armijo […]

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Gila National Forest: Quemado RD to resume pile and slash burning

DeadHorseGNFMapDeadHorseSiteMap The Quemado Ranger District plans to resume pile and slash burning in the Dead Horse Canyon area the week of October 15-18. Cooler temperatures and forecasted moisture make ideal conditions for pile burning.  Approximately 200 acres are targeted for treatment. The plan is to treat the piles directly southeast of FR 4017L. The remainder […]

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Gila NF: Wilderness Ranger District hosting open house on Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn

Mimbres, NM, October 9, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District will be hosting an open house between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. The purpose is to answer any questions and show maps with information about the Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn. The Elk Pasture project, which is planned for […]

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