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BLM Farmington and Taos implement fire restrictions – 4/27/2022

Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Colfax, Harding, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos, and Union counties. The restrictions are effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.  Prohibited acts […]

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Prescribed Burn in Dripping Springs Natural Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn at the Dripping Springs Natural Area near Las Cruces, N.M. The Dripping Springs prescribed burn is planned for Feb. 15, 2022. Smoke will be highly visible to the City of Las Cruces and the surrounding communities. The Dripping Springs Trail, which begins at the […]

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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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Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge to Conduct Prescribed Burn East of Roswell

Beginning the week of March 22, Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge plans to implement a prescribed fire project on the Refuge east of Roswell, NM.  The project is expected to take several days to complete.  Approximately 2,700 acres of refuge lands and 550 acres of Bureau of Land Management administered lands will be targeted. The […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in March for Cerro del Aire

Beginning March 15, the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office plans to conduct a 1,000-acre prescribed burn at Cerro del Aire (or Wind Mountain), northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M. The planned burn operations are within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument. This operation is weather-dependent and will take up to 30 days to […]

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BLM plan prescribed burn in Chaves County

Roswell, N.M. – Beginning mid-February, the Bureau of Land Management will seek opportunities to conduct prescribed burn operations in two locations within Chaves County. The first location is the 5,280-acre Antelope Unit, located at the Sand Ranch Area of Critical Environmental Concern. The ACEC is approximately 35 miles east of Roswell, north of U.S. Highway […]

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