Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems and reducing the risk of high-severity wildfire. Fire managers use prescribed fire to improve forest health, remove hazardous fuels, increase firefighter safety, enhance wildlife habitat, and protect communities and watersheds.
The decision to proceed continues to depend on multiple factors, including resource availability, fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecast weather. Prescribed burns are designed to meet specific objectives and are always managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.
The Forest Service mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
|Current as of||Wed, 10/26/2022 - 16:19|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||NM San Mateo Mountains New Mexico|
|Incident Commander||Todd Pinkowski Magdalena Ranger District AFMO|
|Incident Description||Baney Prescribed Burn Planned|
33° 47' 8'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||0%|
Pinyon-juniper, Ponderosa Pine, Mixed Conifer and Semi-Desert Grass
75 Acres were completed in January. Continue with additional acres for 2/25/22 start
As of 2/28/22: Fire crews have completed 211 acres of prescribed burn on the Baney unit 3C in the northwestern part of the San Mateo Mountains approximately 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Fire personnel are monitoring the burn area until it is completely out.
Implementation start for 2/25/22