Gila NF: Jaybird Vegetation Treatment/Rx Fire

Jaybird Vegetation Treatment/Prescribed FireSilver City Ranger District Silver City, NM— October 14, 2021.  The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District is planning the Jaybird Prescribed Fire in the Signal Peak area, near Meadow Creek and Jaybird Canyon.  This 2,565-acre project will occur between October 25 and February 28, depending on weather conditions and fuel […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round October Message: Don’t be Afraid; Take Preventative Action!

With fall comes the start of another season – prescribed fire season. As we begin smelling smoke, your New Mexico wildfire cooperators want to remind residents and visitors of the important role that fire plays in our forests. Continuing with our “Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round” campaign, our message for October and Halloween is “Don’t be […]

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SFNF Plans Prescribed Burn on Jemez District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 12, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are looking for an optimal window between now and the end of October to conduct the Stable Canyon prescribed burn. The 1,600-acre treatment area is adjacent to Forest Road 604 approximately 6 miles north/northwest of the village of […]

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SFNF Plans Prescribed Burn on Española District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 8, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are tentatively planning a 105-acre prescribed burn on Borrego Mesa on the Española Ranger District a week from today, Friday, Oct. 15. The treatment area is located approximately two miles east of the community of Cordova. Crews will […]

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Cibola National Forest to Conduct Prescribed Fire Projects

Albuquerque, NM – October 8, 2021 –  Fire managers on the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs) are preparing for prescribed fire operations to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems. A final decision on whether to proceed with a specific prescribed burn on […]

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Carson National Forest Planning Prescribed Burns near El Rito and Tres Piedras

Taos, NM – October 8, 2021 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are planning to implement prescribed burns near El Rito and Tres Piedras, New Mexico, this fall. These fuels treatments will be implemented in effort to restore and improve forest health. The Ensenada broadcast burn treats 1,243 acres near El Rito and […]

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Carson National Forest Planning Prescribed Pile Burn to Reduce Fuels

Taos, NM – October 6, 2021 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are planning to implement prescribed pile burns in the Canjilon Lakes Campground this fall. The piles are a result of hazard tree removal efforts during the last several years. The Canjilon Lakes Piles prescribed burn encompasses a 186-acre area. The pile […]

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SFNF Plans Prescribed Burns on Pecos/Las Vegas District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 6, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are looking for an optimal window between today and Nov. 30 to conduct prescribed burns on East Rowe Mesa and the Las Dispensas treatment area near the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District.  A final decision […]

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Register Now for NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit, Oct. 28-29, 2021 (free and virtual)

All are invited to register for the 12th annual New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Summit, Oct. 28-29, 2021. The Summit will be held virtually via Zoom and registration is free. This year’s theme is Community, Resilience, and Recovery. The intent is to share knowledge and tools to reduce fire hazards and risk so that our […]

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It’s National Fire Prevention Week! Oct. 3-9, 2021

Fire prevention begins at home and it’s important to take steps both inside and out of your home to protect you and your family. Our partners from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have brought us this year’s message: Learn the sounds of fire safety! To keep your family safe, it’s important to recognized the […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Prescribed Burn near Indian Canyon Scheduled Sept 29, 2021

The Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest will conduct a prescribed burn near Indian Canyon in the Grindstone area on September 29, 2021. Smoke will be visible in Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs and will likely drift to the east.   Our firefighters are taking advantage of the heavy monsoonal moisture we were […]

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Gila National Forest: Bog Fire, Quemado Ranger District

Location: east side of Gallo Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  September 15, 2021                  Size:  ~380 acres                  Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, piñon juniper Resources:  one Interagency Hotshot Crew, one twenty-person Initial Attack crew, one dozer, four engines Summary:   The Bog Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Quemado […]

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Fire Danger Remains High on SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 23, 2021 – The Santa Fe National Forest has experienced higher than normal temperatures and lower than normal precipitation for this time of year, raising concerns about the risk of wildfire well past the historical end of fire season. Fire managers are monitoring fire indices, including fuel moisture levels which […]

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Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Fire Near Cora Dutton Schedule for Sept 21, 2021

Fire managers on the Lincoln National Forest will conduct a prescribed burn 4 miles southwest of Capitan, NM near Dutton Ranch beginning tomorrow, September 21, 2021. Firefighters will be burning piles of cut vegetation (aka slash piles) resulting from past thinning activities. Prescribed fires reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient […]

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Carson National Forest Prioritizes Prescribed Burn Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk, Improve Forest Resilience

Taos, NM – September 13, 2021 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are preparing for the potential resumption of prescribed fire operations before the end of the year to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems. Although New Mexico and Arizona have received solid monsoonal […]

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SFNF Prioritizes Prescribed Burn Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk, Improve Forest Resilience

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 13, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are preparing for the potential resumption of prescribed fire operations before the end of the year to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems. Although New Mexico and Arizona have […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire in Lincoln County

Beginning this week, and continuing through September, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 714-acre Zamora slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  This operation is weather dependent […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Give firefighters a break! Stop fires before they start!

Although much of New Mexico is currently experiencing monsoon conditions, other areas of the nation are continuing to battle historic wildfires. While maintaining wildfire response readiness in New Mexico, fire resources that are available to be shared have been supporting the national effort. The National Wildland Fire Preparedness Level remains at 5 (PL5). At the […]

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New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Summit 2021

Mark your calendar for this year’s virtual New Mexico #WildlandUrbanFireSummit Oct. 28-29! Learn from Wildfire experts, scientists, landowners, & government representatives about living with fire in #NewMexico. FREE Registration opens soon!

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Gabaldon Fire Update August 13, 2021

This will be the final update on the Gabaldon Fire unless conditions change significantly. Start date: August 11, 2021    Cause: Lightning           Size: .15-acre                             Containment: 100% Location: Northeast of Santa Fe near the Chamisa Trailhead on the Española Ranger District Fuels: Oak, Ponderosa pine, and Piñyon-juniper at approximately 8,500 feet elevation. Resources: One engine Operations: Firefighters […]

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