SFNF – Jemez Ranger District Cebollita Prescribed Burn to Start in March

SANTA FE, NM – February 13, 2018 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin a broadcast prescribed burn in March in the Cebollita area to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.

As weather conditions permit, the Cebollita prescribed burn could take place anytime between March 1 and March 17.

Jemez Ranger District Slash Pit Prescribed Burn Planned for February

SANTA FE, NM – February 2, 2018 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will evaluate weather conditions between now and February 28 to burn the community slash pit and reduce accumulated slash.

The burn is expected to be completed in one day.

Jemez Ranger District Vallecitos Piles Prescribed Burn to Start Jan 26

SANTA FE, NM – January 25, 2018 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions tomorrow on the Vallecitos piles to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.

As weather conditions permit, the Vallecitos prescribed burn could continue through February 17.

Jemez Ranger District Road Closures

SANTA FE, NM – January 2, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Santa Fe National Forest officials are prepared to implement the annual closure of certain USDA Forest Service (USFS) maintained roads located in the Jemez Ranger District.

December 12, 2017 Board Meeting Canceled

Due to the unavailibility of Board members, the December 12th Board meeting is cancelled. The next meeting will be held on January 9, 2018.
Best wishes for a happy holiday!

Jemez Ranger District Plans Vallecitos Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, to resume the Vallecitos prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District.

Ignitions could begin as early as Tuesday, Nov. 28, on the final 91-acre unit in the Vallecitos treatment area adjacent to the East Fork trail head and NM Highway 4.

Fresh Cut Christmas Trees At Valles Caldera

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera will once again be helping the Valles Caldera National Preserve to thin overgrown forested areas to protect it from further large wildfires.

These freshly cut trees will be available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the Valle Grande Entrance Station, off N.M. 4 between mile marker 39 and 40, starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. Trees will be available through Dec. 17 unless sold out earlier.

Fuelwood Opportunity on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 7, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Looking to replenish your woodpile before the snow starts falling? The Santa Fe National Forest invites fuelwood permit holders to take advantage of recent thinning projects along Forest Road (FR) 376 near the Gilman Tunnels to collect firewood for the winter.

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree

Cut-Your-Own - Christmas Tree Permits On Sale Nov. 20;
4th Graders Can Get One Free

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 7, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Permits to cut your own Christmas tree on the Santa Fe National Forest go on sale Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Forest Headquarters, all Ranger District offices and select third-party vendors.

Watch Out For Danger of Burned Trees

November 4, 2017

Chris Judson

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT

Photo: NPS Photo
Dead, falling, and fallen trees in an area severely burned by the Las Conchas Fire in 2011

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