Taos – Due to increased risk of human-caused fire and current fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office is temporarily closing public lands into or upon the San Pedro Mountains in Santa Fe County.
Closure warnings have been posted at the entrances to the San Pedro Mountains. This order will remain in effect until July 29 or until the area receives significant moisture.
A map and copy of the fire prevention order are available at www.blm.gov/new-mexico.
Exemptions to this order: Any Federal, State, local and/or military employee acting within the scope of their duties; members of any rescue or firefighting force performing official duty; and persons, agencies, municipalities, or companies with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both.
For more information, please contact the BLM Taos Field Office at 575.758.8851.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.