SFNF May Implement La Presa Prescribed Burn On Coyote Ranger District

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.

Seeking Los Alamos-Area Volunteers For Trail Work Day Sept. 26

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.

Forest Service Hiring For 2021 Field Season

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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.

Medio Fire Update Sept. 14, 2020: 100% Containment

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.

Minimal Movement On Northeast Corner Of Medio Fire

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.

Substantial Precipitation Minimizes Fire Behavior

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.

Medio Fire Continues To Push Into 2011 Pacheco Fire Scar

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 […]