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Fuels Management


New Mexico BLM’s fuels management program focuses on protecting communities and our national resources while providing for local economic opportunities. During the past five years, over 250,000 acres have been treated and over $7,500,000 in contracts have supplemented rural economies.
 
Both hazardous fuels reduction and vegetation treatment efforts are essential within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) as well as in the surrounding wildland environment. The methods and means of reducing fuels within a community may be similar or completely different to those treatments occurring outside of communities. Each area or unit has specific and unique methods and techniques for accomplishing community, environment, and resource protection objectives. Some treatments require multiple management techniques such as thinning overcrowded tree stands and then utilizing prescribed fire to remove the hazardous downed trees.
 
Types of Treatments
There are four basic types of fuels treatments for fire management: mechanical, prescribed fire, fire use, and other.
 
Mechanical treatments are those projects involving the use of anything motorized such as chainsaws, dozers, and/or chippers.
 
Prescribed fire treatments are those projects which involve igniting a fire under very restricted and conditional criteria in effort to protect, maintain, or restore resources or conditions.
 
Wildland fire use treatments involve projects which utilize natural ignitions and manage these fires appropriately and to our benefit.
 
Other types of treatments include grazing, seeding and the use of chemicals.

BLM Planned Fuel Treatments (2008-2010)

The National Fire Plan provides funding to mitigate wildland fire risks to communities and the environment on and around public lands.  We plan our hazardous fuel reduction and wildland urban interface fuel treatment projects on a three year cycle.  View or download a map, a spreadsheet or the shape files of our planned fuel treatments throughout New Mexico.

Download Shape File of Entire State (requires GIS software)

The PDF Maps (below) are between 3MB and 6MB.
Spreadsheets are available where noted.

Bernalillo

Catron Map 

Spreadsheet

Chaves Map

Spreadsheet

Cibola Map

Spreadsheet

Colfax Map

Spreadsheet

CurryDe Baca

Doña Ana Map

Spreadsheet

Eddy Map

Spreadsheet

Grant Map

Spreadsheet

GuadalupeHarding

Hidalgo Map

Spreadsheet

Lea Map

Spreadsheet

Lincoln Map

Spreadsheet

Los Alamos

Luna Map

Spreadsheet

McKinley Map

Spreadsheet

Mora 

Otero Map

Spreadsheet

Quay

Rio Arriba Map

Spreadsheet

RooseveltSandoval

San Juan Map

Spreadsheet

San Miguel Map

Spreadsheet

Santa Fe Map

Spreadsheet 

Sierra Map

Spreadsheet

Socorro Map

Spreadsheet 

Taos Map

Spreadsheet

Torrance Map

Spreadsheet

UnionValencia  

Contacts
  • Rio Puerco/Socorro:  Lann Moore, 575/838-1245
  • Farmington/Taos:  Pat Pacheco, 505/751-4717
  • Carlsbad:  Ty Bryson, 575/234-5960
  • Roswell:  Allen Wyngaert, 575/627-0313
  • Las Cruces:  Ryan Whiteaker, 575/525-4342

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