Stage I Fire Restrictions in Lincoln National Forest

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Stage I Fire Restrictions in Lincoln National Forest Stage I Fire Restrictions in Lincoln National Forest

Signal Fire in the Silver City Ranger District

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Signal Fire in the Silver City Ranger District Signal Fire in the Silver City Ranger District

Forests slow to recover after wildfire

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) - Huge fires have rampaged across New Mexico in recent years, and some experts… [more]

Forests slow to recover after wildfire Forests slow to recover after wildfire

Ruidoso and Cloudcroft area thinning projects underway – USFS

The Railsplitter prescribed burn. Note the nicely contained fire line to the left. This type of treatment… [more]

Ruidoso and Cloudcroft area thinning projects underway – USFS Ruidoso and Cloudcroft area thinning projects underway - USFS

Fire-Fighting Tankers to Remain at Alamogordo and Roswell

An article posted on the Ruidoso News website on June 30, 2014 stated that single-engine air tankers (SEAT) that dispense fire retardant slurry on wildfires will continue to be based in Alamogordo and Roswell rather than at the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport. … [Read More...]

Firefighter Training with Controlled Burns, a Collaborative Project

Every year in spring when the winds pick up and the land dries out, residents in Lincoln County understandably get a little nervous as fire danger increases. We have been lucky that the conditions in 2013 and 2014 have provided a bit more moisture then the conditions in 2012 which fueled the Little Bear Fire. This year, as the monsoons approach and the grass greens up the risk … [Read More...]

Stage I Fire Restrictions to end in Lincoln National Forest

Stage I Fire Restrictions will end in the Lincoln National Forest at 8:00 am on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. With the recent rains, the fire danger in the Sacramento and Smokey Bear Ranger Districts of Lincoln have gone down to "MODERATE", and the fire danger in the Guadalupe Ranger District has been reduced  to "HIGH". For complete details, see New Mexico Fire Information - Stage … [Read More...]

July 1 Forest Health Speaker Series

On July 1, from 6 to 7:30pm at ENMU-Ruidoso, Room 103, Mark Holguin of New Mexico Game and Fish and Larry Cordova of the US Forest Service will discuss wildlife, conservation, funding, and habitat improvement projects. Food will be served at 5:30 pm. See the attached flyer for more details: July 1 Speaker Series Flyer … [Read More...]

The Yarnell Hill Fire – One Year Later

Certain wildfires have literally changed the nature of firefighting in the US. Such fires, often at the cost of numerous lives and substantial property damage, have increased our understanding of fire behavior as well as procedures for fighting wildland fires more safely and efficiently.  … [Read More...]

The message is speading

Today's New York Times has an excellent op-ed piece on the fire situation in the Southwest. … [Read More...]

June Forest Health Series – Flood Mitigation and Watershed Health

On June 10, from 6 to 7:30pm at ENMU-Ruidoso, John Hartung (Natural Resource Conservation Service) and Brent Racher (Racher Resource Management LLC) will present a program on Flood Mitigation and Watershed Health. … [Read More...]

Two New Fires in Lincoln National Forest

Just a reminder that rain does NOT preclude forest fires . . . there are two new fires in Lincoln National Forest as of 3pm on 5/23/14. … [Read More...]

Update on Signal Fire

The Signal Fire, located 10 miles north of Silver City, NM was started on May 11, 2014. … [Read More...]

Sherry Robinson (Carlsbad News): A New Chapter in Fire Prevention

Ms. Robinson of the Carlsbad News has written an excellent editorial titled Fire Prevention is a New Chapter, Even For Smokey Bear. She discusses the new reality of wildfires in our state, and what we need to do in terms of fire prevention given the new reality.   … [Read More...]

Stage I Fire Restrictions in Lincoln National Forest

On May 21, 2014, Stage I Fire Restrictions will go into effect for the entire Lincoln National Forest.  … [Read More...]

Southwest Coordination Center & Alamogordo Interagency Dispatch Center Websites

The Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC) coordinates and mobilizes fire resources across the Southwest Area (Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Texas and Oklahoma). Their website lists fire information and fire restrictions for those geographic areas, but it's more than just a rehash of information from other sites. (See links at right.) … [Read More...]

New Mexico Fire Information Website

The New Mexico Fire Information website is an interagency site that lists all fires (wildfires, prescribed burns, etc.), fire restrictions, and fire danger ratings in New Mexico. (See link at right.) … [Read More...]

InciWeb Incident Information System Website

The InciWeb site has a wealth of information regarding wildfires across the U.S. InciWeb is an Incident Information System maintained by multiple government agencies. (See link at right.) … [Read More...]