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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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Wraps Until Next Week

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 14, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers are postponing the completion of the prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed until at least Tuesday, Oct. 18, based on predicted winds over the weekend and into Monday. At the end of operations today, fire crews had completed an estimated 200 […]

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No More Ignitions Planned Today on Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 14, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Based on smoke impacts to the City of Santa Fe and data on air quality, the Santa Fe National Forest decided today to conclude the prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed. Fire crews used hand and aerial ignitions on Wednesday and Tuesday […]

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Prescribed burns on VCNP start next week

DATE:  October 14, 2016 Contact: Brittney Van Der Werff, Brittney_vanderwerff@nps.gov, 575-829-4821 Jemez Springs, NM – Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate prescribed burn projects beginning early next week, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 1,200-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve […]

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Smoke from Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Will Be Visible Today (SFNF)

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 13, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  An increase in visible smoke over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is likely today as fire managers conduct aerial ignitions on the Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn.  Yesterday crews completed 223 acres of black line around the perimeter of the project area and expect […]

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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Continues on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 11, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue the Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn that began last week on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District. The decision to burn on Wednesday will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air […]

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Santa Fe National Forest Expects to Conduct Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed This Week

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 11, 2016 – For Immediate Release. After a comprehensive review of expected conditions, including weather, winds and ventilation, the Santa Fe National Forest plans to begin the previously announced prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed tomorrow, Oct. 12, with blacklining and hand ignitions, followed by aerial ignitions on Thursday, […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in the Santa Fe Watershed on the Santa Fe National Forest Española Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 7, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the previously announced Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn as early as next week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. The window for hand and aerial […]

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Fall Prescribed Burns Planned at Valles Caldera National Preserve

Jemez Springs, NM – October 4 – Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement prescribed burn projects from early October through the end of November, based on suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 1,800-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of […]

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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District (SFNF)

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 4, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct a portion of the previously announced Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn tomorrow.  The decision to burn will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts. The […]

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Diego Prescribed Burn Planned on Cuba Ranger District (SFNF)

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 3, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Diego prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District.  Ignitions for the 378-acre treatment area, located just north of Gilman and two miles southwest of Seven Springs, could begin as early as […]

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Forest & Watershed Restoration Thinning Project work near Ruidoso targeted to begin in October

RUIDOSO, NM, September 29, 2016.  Residents adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest in the Ruidoso area may hear the sound of chainsaws running during daytime hours and may see crews entering and leaving thinning projects via access points in and near the community. Work will begin on the Gavilan Forest Restoration and Rio Ruidoso Watershed […]

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