TAOS ― Beginning Oct. 8 and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns on approximately 1,735 acres in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument.
The burns are on the east side of Cerro Montoso, 12 miles northeast of Tres Piedras and on the south side of Cerro del Aire (Wind Mountain), four miles northeast of Tres Pierdras. Smoke may be visible from highways US 285 and US 64.
The purpose of the project is to improve forest health in ponderosa pine and piñon/juniper woodlands, by reducing flammable accumulations of vegetation and reintroducing fire to a fire-dependent ecosystem.
For further information, contact acting Fire Management Officer Kyle Sahd at 575.751.4767. For information about this and other prescribed burn operations, as well as wildland fire updates, visit www.nmfireinfo.com.