New Mexico Prescribed Fire Council

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Upcoming Events:

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NM Rx Fire Council - Monthly Meeting

Socorro County Annex

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Call or email Doug Boykin for conference call number


Prescribed Fire Training and Demonstration

NMSU Corona Range and Livestock Research Center

Target Burn Date: March 2017 (Weather Permitting)

Sponsored by NMSU Cooperative Extension and NM Prescribed Fire Council

Are you interested in learning how to actually use prescribed fire as a management tool on your private property? Maybe you attended one of our prescribed fire workshops and gained valuable knowledge. However, there is a significant leap between classroom learning and drip torch lighting. We invite you to join us at the NMSU Corona Range and Livestock Research Center where you will have an opportunity to get a drip torch in your hand and gain firsthand experience and skills necessary to safely and successfully use fire as a management tool. Because using fire is weather dependent, we will target the month of March as our burn window. A week before the target burn day we will contact all participants with a projected burn window given the weather forecast and proceed accordingly. To register for the prescribed fire training click on the link below. Additional details will be forthcoming. For more information contact Doug Cram, 575-646-8130, dcram@nmsu.edu

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New Mexico 2017 Wildland Urban Interface Summit

March 30 - April 1, 2017

Sheraton Airport Hotel

Albuquerque, NM


Prescribed Fire Training Exchange - Luera TREX

May 15 - 30, 2017

Luera Mountains, South-Central New Mexico

Gain fireline experience. See link below for more information


Recent Events:


Prescribed Fire Council Learning Exchange
February 13-14, 2017
State Forestry Socorro District Office
1701 Enterprise, Socorro, NM
See link below for more information


NM Private Landowner Using Rx Fire to Manage Forest


NM Prescribed Burning Workshop - Chama

Chama Senior Center

Thursday, July 14, 2016

35 participants

The New Mexico Prescribed Fire Council, NM State Forestry, and the Chama Peak Land Alliance have partnered to host a regional workshop for the benefit of anyone interested in using fire as a management tool on their private land. Using prescribed fire on private lands can be challenging. Landowners may not have the information, labor, equipment, and expertise necessary to conduct prescribed burns in a safe and confident manner. Join us for our workshop where experienced burners and folks knowledgeable on what it takes to set up and implement burns will talk about the following subjects:

* NM State Laws and How They Pertain to Rx Burning

* NM Smoke Management Program

* Basic Weather Issues Related to Rx Burning

* Basic Burn Plan Requirements

* Fire Effects - What Can I Expect After Fire? How Will Vegetation Respond to Fire?

* Acequia Burning

* Pile Burning 101

* Liability Issues and Insurance Avenues

* Rx Fire Funding Assistance and Opportunities

For additional questions contact NM State Forestry Chama District (575-588-7831).

Additional regional workshops are being considered. Contact the Council if you think a workshop in your region would be useful.


Rx Fire Memorial at 2016 NM Legislature

A memorial introduced by Representative Candy Spence Ezzell from District 58 promoting the continued use of prescribed fire in a safe and controlled manner to enhance natural landscapes and to support NM agriculture was read at the 2016 NM Legislature. See the full memorial here...


New Mexico Prescribed Burning Workshop - NM & AZ Borderlands

Geronimo Event Center at Chiricahua Desert Museum - just north of Rodeo, NM

February 18, 2016

36 participants

The New Mexico Prescribed Fire Council, Arizona Prescribed Fire Council, Malpai Borderlands Group, Hidalgo Soil & Water Conservation District, and the Whitewater Draw Natural Resources Conservation District hosted a regional workshop for the benefit of anyone interested in using fire as a management tool on their private land. In addition to useful information being presented about Rx fire, the collaborative effort between NM and AZ allowed participants to compare and contrast prescribed fire policies between the two states. Thank you to our hosts!


New Mexico Prescribed Burning Workshop - Capitan

Lincoln County Fairgrounds

October 29, 2015

72 participants

The New Mexico Prescribed Fire Council hosted a second regional workshop for the benefit of anyone interested in using fire as a management tool on their private land. The workshop concluded with a presentation and picture tour of Sid Goodloe's ranch. He presented a history of the ranch and his use of Rx fire. Rain precluded a planned field trip of the ranch. Thank you Sid and Cheryl! Lunch was generously provided by the South Central Mountain RC&D and the Upper Hondo Soil and Water Conservation District - thank you!


New Mexico Prescribed Burning Workshop - Wagon Mound

Wagon Mound Public School

July 16, 2015

64 participants

The New Mexico Prescribed Fire Council held a regional workshop for the benefit of anyone interested in using fire as a management tool on their private land. Sixty four people attended. The workshop concluded with a tour of Greg Moore's ranch to see where he has used Rx fire in the past. Thanks to the Moore family for their hospitality. Lunch was provided by the Mora-Wagon Mound Soil & Water Conservation District, Tierra y Montes Soil & Water Conservation District, and Adelante Resource Conservation & Development Council. Thank you.

  • Workshop Summary and Perspective
    Mike Caggiano, South Central Mountain RC&D, attended the workshop and provided this summary and perspective: It's About Being Proactive and Making Investments