Tag Archives: Valles Caldera National Preserve

Valles Caldera to Lift Fire Restrictions

Release Date: June 23, 2022  Contact: Dave Krueger, Chief of Interpretation (vall_news@nps.gov)  Valles Caldera to Lift Fire Restrictions  Jemez Springs, NM – With improved fuel moisture levels and reduced fire danger, Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift Stage II and III fire restrictions at 9:00 am on Friday, June 24, 2022. As a result, most […]

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions 

National Park Service News Release  For Immediate Release:  April 21, 2022  For further information contact: Bandelier – Joanie Budzileni, joanie_budzileni@nps.gov, 505-672-3861, x1501 Fort Union – BJ Cluff, bj_cluff @nps.gov, 505-425-8025 x226 Pecos – Becky Latanich, becky_latanich@nps.gov, 505-757-7210 Valles Caldera – David Krueger, david_krueger@nps.gov 505-412-0826 Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs, New Mexico – Due to the increased risk of […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Continues Winter Prescribed Burns

Pile burn area: San Antonio Mountain DATE: February 4, 2022 CONTACT: Dave Krueger, david_krueger@nps.gov, 575-829-4100 ext. 3 Valles Caldera National Preserve Continues Winter Prescribed Burns Jemez Springs, NM – On Tuesday, February 8, the National Park Service will continue the prescribed burn projects in Valles Caldera National Preserve by burning piles of previously thinned materials […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve’s fire closure in effect for 12/11/2020-12/22/2020

Beginning at 8:00 AM on Friday, December 11, 2020, a fire closure is in effect for the area of Cerro Seco while prescribed pile burning is managed by the National Park Service. This prescribed burn will benefit the forest restoration efforts within Valles Caldera National Preserve. In order to protect the public, partners, and employees […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Fall Prescribed Burns to Reduce Fuels Loads, Improve Forest Resilience

Jemez Springs, NM — The National Park Service (NPS) is planning to initiate prescribed fires in the southwest corner of Valles Caldera National Preserve later this fall to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems. The prescribed burns, planned between September 30 to December 31, 2020, include […]

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Map showing locations prescribed burns within Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Prescribed Burns Planned on Valles Caldera National Preserve

Jemez Springs, NM — Fire managers are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct prescribed burns within Valles Caldera National Preserve during October 1 through December 31. The exact dates will depend on conditions on the ground. The prescribed burns will target up to […]

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