Santa Fe NF Completes 2016 Objectives in Santa Fe Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 8, 2016 – For Immediate Release. After assessing the positive outcome of the prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today announced that resource objectives for 2016 have been met and there will be no more ignitions in the Watershed […]

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Carson National Forest La Jara Prescribed Pile Burns

Taos, NM, November 7, 2016—For Immediate Release. The Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest plans to take advantage of fall weather conditions to conduct several prescribed pile burns. These pile burns are the result of thinning and piling contracts completed from 2012 to 2016 in Wildland Urban Interface areas (WUI) east of […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update 11/04/16 7:00 PM

Sacramento Ranger District: 11/04/16  7:00 PM Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters treated 4 acres of piled slash on the Cox Canyon project today.  Over the next few days, firefighters will patrol and monitor the areas that were treated with prescribed fire (this week).  When fuel and weather conditions are favorable for burning, they will resume ignitions.   Regarding […]

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Coyote Ranger District Prepares for Mesa Potrero Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 2, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest expect to begin the previously announced Mesa Potrero pile burn on the Coyote Ranger District tomorrow if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. The 470-acre treatment area is located 7 […]

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Jemez Ranger District Prepares for Vallecitos Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 1, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest expect to begin the previously announced Vallecitos prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District tomorrow if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. The 363-acre treatment area is adjacent to the […]

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Gallina WUI Prescribed Burn Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 31, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest expect to begin the previously announced Gallina wildland-urban interface (WUI) prescribed burn on the Coyote Ranger District tomorrow if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. WUI refers to the transition […]

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Encino Prescribed Burn Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 26, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Encino prescribed pile burn on the Coyote Ranger District. Ignitions on approximately 5 acres near the community of Encino could begin as early as tomorrow, Oct. 27, if conditions, including fuel […]

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Vallecitos Prescribed Burn Planned on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Vallecitos prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District. Ignitions for the 363-acre treatment area, located 6 miles northeast of Jemez Springs and south of NM Highway 4, could begin as early […]

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10.24.2016 – Prescribed Fire Update – Valles Caldera

Jemez Springs, NM. – National Park Service (NPS) fire managers successfully treated 30-40 acres with prescribed fire in the Banco Bonito district of the Valles Caldera National Preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. Ignitions are complete for today and no ignitions are planned for tomorrow. Fire personnel will continue patrolling and monitoring […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 21, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest today announced plans to conduct prescribed burns in several locations on the Coyote Ranger District, including the Gallina wildland-urban interface (WUI), throughout the fall. Ignitions on several pile burns and the Gallina WUI could begin as […]

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Carson National Forest Valle Vidal Prescribed Burn

Taos, NM – The Questa Ranger District of the Carson National Forest is planning implementation of a prescribed burn on the east side of the Valle Vidal. This burn is scheduled to begin sometime during the next two weeks as conditions become favorable, and will take two to three days to complete. The Valle Vidal […]

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10.20.2016 – Update – Valles Caldera Prescribed Burns will Continue Next Week

Jemez Springs, NM. – National Park Service (NPS) fire managers successfully treated 478 acres with prescribed fire in the Banco Bonito district of the Valles Caldera National Preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. Because the weather forecast for Thursday through Sunday is not favorable for smoke dispersion, fire managers will not […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update – 10/20/16 – Ignitions completed on project near Ruidoso

Smokey Bear Ranger District Prescribed Fire Update 10/20/16 – 4:00 PM – Firefighters completed ignitions on the 8 acres that were targeted for prescribed fire treatment today in the Cedar Creek area, west of the Smokey Bear Ranger Station in Ruidoso.  Some smoke was visible during ignitions.  The area will be patrolled over the next […]

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Valles Caldera Rx burn update 10.19.2016

Crews were able to burn approximately 278-acres of the planned project site in Banco Bonito today. Burning is expected to continue tomorrow and smoke will be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountains.   Smoke sensitive individuals are encouraged to take proper precautions in the following days.   More information about this burn […]

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VALL Rx Fall burns continue

Prescribed burn operations occurring on the Valles Caldera National Preserve began today and have been progressing well. On 10/18/2016 crews were able to burn approximately 200-acres of the planned project site in Banco Bonito. Burning is expected to continue tomorrow and smoke will be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountains. Smoke sensitive […]

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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Postponed Again

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 18, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers are postponing the completion of the prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed until Oct. 24 or later, based on windy conditions predicted for this week. At the end of operations last week, fire crews had completed an estimated 200 acres in the […]

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Mesa Potrero Prescribed Burn Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 17, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the previously announced Mesa Potrero pile burn on the Coyote Ranger District this week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. Ignitions on the 470-acre fire, […]

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Santa Fe Area Sees Residual Smoke from Watershed Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 16, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Smoke from the prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed last week is lingering over the city as higher-than-expected temperatures created an inversion that has slowed its dispersal. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest, in consultation with the New Mexico Environment […]

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Correction on Location of Cuba Prescribed Burn

The 387-acre treatment area is located 14 miles *southeast* of Cuba and *east* of the Chaparral Girls Scout Camp.

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Cuba Ranger District May Begin Diego Prescribed Burn on Monday

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 14, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to start the Diego prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District as early as Monday, Oct. 17, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. The 387-acre treatment area […]

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