All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 12, in observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Regular virtual business hours will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are looking at a potential window to implement the previously announced La Presa prescribed burn on Mesa los Indios near Forest Road 473. If conditions are favorable, crews could treat the 1,200-acre unit as early as the last week of October.
Ready to test your skill with a lopper? The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) are hosting a volunteer work day to improve the Los Alamos Canyon Trail by lopping and brushing to improve the trail base and clear the trail corridor of overhanging vegetation.
The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many recreation sites on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 26. National Public Lands Day traditionally celebrates volunteer work on public lands and the opportunity to connect to nature.
Interested in a temporary job on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next summer? The Forest Service is now accepting applications for temporary spring and summer positions on www.usajobs.gov. The application period closes Sept. 28.
The Medio Fire is 100% contained. Firefighters are monitoring the perimeter to ensure the lines are holding and the edges are cold. As temperatures warm this week, crews will watch for hot spots in the fire’s interior that may cause visible smoke.
Moisture and cooler temperatures over the last few days minimized fire growth on the northeast corner of the Medio Fire, pushing into the fire scar from the 2011 Pacheco Fire. Firefighters continue to monitor containment lines as drier weather is expected.
The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will lift campfire and smoking restrictions effective 8 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 11, 2020, due to widespread moisture across the forest and decreasing fire danger.
he Medio Fire received substantial precipitation overnight minimizing fire behavior and growth. No flooding has been reported. Firefighters continue to monitor containment lines on the fire’s perimeter as drier weather is expected over the next few days.
Start date: Aug. 17, 2020 Cause: Lightning Size: 3,948 acres Containment: 90% Location: Rio en Medio Trail, Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Current status: The Medio Fire continues to burn dead and down timber in the northeast corner, pushing into the fire scar from the 2011 Pacheco Fire. Fire activity added 50 acres to its footprint and continues to […]