Valles Caldera Conducts Prescribed Burn Today

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VCNP News:

The Valles Caldera Trust will conduct a prescribed burn of up to 1,471 acres of grass in the Valle Grande meadow of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Ignition will begin after 10 a.m. after frost evaporates and humidity decreases in the Valle Grande meadow, adjacent to N.M. 4 near mile marker 39.2 in the Jemez Mountains. Some traffic delays may occur during the ignition phases of the burn but road closures are not expected.
This treatment is used to improve the resiliency and sustainability of wildland ecosystems by maintaining and enhancing them through the use of fire.
The Valles Caldera Trust oversees the 88,900-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve, located in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. The Preserve was purchased by the federal government in 2000 under the Valles Caldera Preservation Act, and it is known for its huge meadows, abundant wildlife, meandering streams, remarkable scenery and science-based adaptive management. More information about the Preserve can be found at
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