This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. (575) 388-8201, Black Range Ranger District What a wonderful experience! 5 Smokey Bear Circle Fires may become serious and their control difficult unless they are attacked successfully while small. Glenwood, NM 88039 You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. Therefore, fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas within Gila County also began at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23. Black Range Ranger District 1804 N Date Street Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 575-894-6677. New Mexico State Parks and State Lands. The Stage 1 restrictions prohibit igniting, building, maintaining or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes, outside a fire structure that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area; and smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three- feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. Read more. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. Gila National Forest tranquility. Santa Fe National Forest. Already a print edition subscriber, but don't have a login? #OneLessSpark #OnlyYou. Warm temperatures and limited precipitation are increasing fire danger on the Gila National Forest. This data is evaluated in addition to the number of human-caused fires, red flag and critical fire days. Photo Gallery Visit our photo gallery to view successful hunting photos of trophy elk, deer, antelope, and oryx. It is probably best known for its wilderness areas, in particular the Gila Wilderness - the first wilderness in the United States. Fires in rock rings will not be allowed. It was two and a half miles north of Pinos Altos. 575-533-6232, Quemado Ranger District 18 Ranger Station Road Dallas, Texas 385 contributions 233 helpful votes. The forest had originally implemented restrictions on Oct. 9, to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire during extreme drought conditions, historically low fuel moisture, high fire danger, and limited availability of firefighting resources. These changes will impact campgrounds and day-use sites on the Carson, Gila, Lincoln, and Santa Fe National Forests, and the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. Data from Remote Weather Stations (RAWS) located across the forest are aggregated together, producing the Energy Release Component (ERC). The Cow Canyon Fire is burning in a remote location within the Blue Range Primitive Area near the Arizona and New Mexico state border. Fire-causing activities will be prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest. The Tadpole Fire was started by lightning on June 6 and burned 11,159 acres. Fire managers and planners have found that the ERC can be used as a decision tool to prepare for an approaching fire season. Warm temperatures and limited precipitation are increasing fire danger on the Gila National Forest. Gila County’s forestry, altitude, and climate put it at high risk for wildfires. Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 Reserve NM 87830 1804 N Date Street Glenwood Ranger District 18 Ranger Station Road Glenwood, NM 88039 575-539-2481 Restrictions on open outdoor fires begin on Wed., May 22, for both the unincorporated areas of Gila County and the Tonto National Forest. Magnificent views on RT 152, and enjoyed the wildlife sightings. These can limit or restrict campfires, fireworks, smoking, and other activities — and also save lives. Outdoor Fire Restrictions in Gila County, Too. We went when there was still snow on the ground. The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District is planning two broadcast burns this Winter and/or Spring dependent upon weather and fuel conditions. SILVER CITY, N.M.M – For Immediate Release. Silver City, NM 88061 Read the news release. 575-894-6677, Glenwood Ranger District Enjoyed the views of nature and the tranquility of Gila National Forest. Please be polite. Advertisement × Subscribe Now. Supervisor's Office/Silver City Ranger District​ 575-773-4678, Wilderness Ranger District Gila National Forest is currently under a campfire ban, according to the U.S. Forest Service, and flight restrictions have been placed over the fire areas. 575-539-2481, Reserve Ranger District As live fuels cure and dead fuels dry, the ERC will increase and can be described as a build-up index. Gila County Ordinance 11-02 stipulates that each time the Tonto National Forest issues fire restrictions, similar restrictions will apply to all unincorporated areas within Gila County. Helpful. Ironwood Forest National Monument; Las Cienegas National Conservation Area; San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area ; Fire Restrictions. This will allow visitors to once again have campfires as the Fire Danger Rating has been dropped from high to moderate. © 2021 demingheadlight.com, All rights reserved. You will need to register before adding a comment. Forest Supervisor Adam Mendonca. Gila County remains committed to helping residents protect their property from wildfires, as well as providing resources to the Tonto National Forest and local Fire Departments for quick response to fire starts. Extreme fire danger has prompted Tonto National Forest to implement fire prohibitions – restrictions that are mirrored by Gila County, where ordinance 11 … Cibola National Forest closures and fireworks restrictions map. Fire managers consider several factors when elevating the fire danger level. Gila National Forest homepage . Gila County Ordinance 11-02 stipulates that each time the Tonto National Forest issues fire restrictions, similar restrictions will apply to all unincorporated areas within Gila County. Gila County Ordinance 11-02 stipulates that each time the Tonto National Forest issues fire restrictions, similar restrictions will apply to all unincorporated areas within Gila County. Gila County’s fire restrictions exclude all cities, towns, and tribal lands. 2020 FIRE PREVENTION ORDER [PDF], Signed July 30, 2020, rescinds fire restrictions in the Gila District. It is important to follow both Gila County and Tonto National Forest fire restrictions at all times. Despite the April 22 campfire ban order, which prohibits igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, the popularity of campfires continues to grow. Outdoor burning should be restricted. The Carson and Santa Fe national forests also are enacting restrictions, and officials on the Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico are warning that the fire danger level is high to very high for the region. Therefore, fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas within Gila County will also begin 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Hunters, campers, woodcutters and all forest visitors please be vigilant of the current conditions and avoid using anything with an open flame or a spark. Date of experience: July 2020. Please report fires and abandoned campfires to the Silver City Interagency Dispatch at 1-800-538-1644. Reserve, NM, January 6, 2021—For Immediate Release. The magnificent mountain scenery, cool summer temperatures and relatively warm winters permit a wide range of recreational opportunities during all seasons. Gila National Forest. The region wide campfire restrictions were rescinded on July 23, 2020. SPRINGERVILLE – The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests firefighting resources have responded to 8 abandoned campfires and 18 illegal campfires since the implementation of the ban. For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest. Restrictions are also now in place on open outdoor fires for unincorporated areas of Gila County, where ordinance 11-02 stipulates that whenever the Tonto National Forest issues fire restrictions, similar restrictions apply to all unincorporated areas within Gila County. When it’s time to extinguish your fire, allow the wood to burn completely to ash, if possible. Each daily calculation considers the past 7 days in calculating the new number. 25,434 acres of the fire are located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, and 6,199 acres are burning on the Gila National Forest. Silver City, NM; July 10, 2012--Stage 1 Fire and Smoking restrictions will be lifted on the Gila National Forest beginning Thursday, July 12, 2012, at midnight. Subscribe today for full access on your desktop, tablet, and mobile device. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Gila County and National Forest Fire Restrictions Begin June 15, 2019 High winds and extreme fire conditions expanded the Woodbury Fire to 12,965 acres on Friday June 14 and pushed the blaze towards Apache Lake and the Superstition Wilderness; some predict this fire could cross into Gila County over the weekend. A below average monsoon and dry fall conditions are the contributing factors to the HIGH fire danger on the Gila National Forest. Gila County’s fire restrictions exclude all incorporated cities and towns, as well as tribal lands. Fire Safety Awareness: Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, campfires are only allowed within a Forest Service developed recreation or improved site in a Forest Service provided grill or stove. We are accepting comments on proposed changes to the management of the developed recreation program. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about, Drought conditions move Gila National Forest to high fire danger in New Mexico. Gila National Forest - Supervisor's Office/Silver City Ranger District 3005 E. Camino del Bosque Silver City, NM 88061 (575) 388-8201. Read or Share this story: https://www.demingheadlight.com/story/news/2020/10/13/nm-drought-conditions-move-gila-national-forest-high-fire-danger/5973141002/, Forghedaboudit draws critic's choice in 'Cruces, COVID-19 vaccine ready for senior citizens, IRS: Tax filing season begins Feb. 12, 2021, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights. Therefore, fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas within Gila County are in effect when announced by Tonto National Forest. The Tonto National Forest will enforce an elevated level of fire restrictions within forest service lands in Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, and Pinal Counties. In the summer, this risk grows exponentially with the parched soil, higher winds, and dry foliage. Gila National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions. Owned and operated by the Diamond family, Beaverhead is a working cattle ranch covering over 120 square miles in the heart of the Gila National Forest, New Mexico. Gila County’s fire restrictions exclude all cities, towns, and tribal lands. Mimbres, NM 88049 Boasting some of the darkest nights in the Southwest, the Gila National Forest offers many visitors the chance to view and admire the natural night sky. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - More national forests are imposing fire restrictions as New Mexico waits for some much needed rain. Make sure to completely extinguish your campfires, that your chain saw has a spark arrestor, that your trailer chains are not dragging and that all cigarettes are extinguished in an ashtray. ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – The U.S. Forest Service has announced that due to the onset of monsoon season, fire restrictions have been lifted in the Lincoln National Forest and in the Gila National Forest. A fire danger rating of HIGH is defined as “all fine dead fuels ignite readily, and fires start easily from most causes.”  Unattended brush and camp fires are likely to escape. Now open are the Sheep Corral and Trout Creek roads north of Tadpole Ridge. On July 30 at 8 am, fire restrictions were lifted for BLM lands administered by the Gila District. 575-536-2250. Fire restrictions for the Gila National Forest include allowing campfires only in designated developed campgrounds and picnic areas, and must be in a Forest Service provided metal grill or metal fire pits. 3005 E. Camino del Bosque Fires spread rapidly, and short-distance spotting is common. 3697 NM Hwy 35 N Comment period ends September 30, 2021. - Download at the Google or App Store, Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, Proposed Recreation Fees and Comment Information, Proposed Recreation Fees & Comment Information, Forest Order 06-19-004 - 14-Day Stay Limit, Southwestern Region Volunteer and Career Opportunities. SILVER CITY - The Gila National Forest opened up the area of the Tadpole Fire burn scar on Wednesday. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will be entering the same level of restrictions as the Tonto National Forest on state lands within Gila County. Lincoln National Forest homepage. Quemado, NM 87829 Details Category: Front Page News Published: 07 July 2014 Print July 07, 2014- Silver City, NM - With the onset of summer rains, the Gila National Forest will be lifting Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on July 08, at 8:00 A.M. MDT, allowing forest visitors to enjoy campfires again in undeveloped areas across the Forest. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. The Cibola National Forest is implementing the first stage of restrictions Friday on the Mount Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair and Sandia ranger districts. We see you are enjoying our articles! Lincoln National Forest. People in Silver City, Truth or Consequences and people intending to go near the fires are encouraged to check smoke outlooks for the day to reduce smoke exposure and health risks. Therefore, fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas within Gila County will also begin 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Sheep Basin Prescribed Burn is approximately 2,000 acres and Moraga Prescribed Burn is … The Tonto National Forest will continue Stage 1 Fire Restrictions due to extreme fire danger in all vegetation types across the forest. A wildfire originally started by lightning in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona crossed over the border into New Mexico recently and is burning in the Gila National Forest. Medio fire activity winding down Santa Fe National Forest homepage. The USDA Forest Service takes necessary steps to protect communities and our natural and cultural resources. However, each forest continues to set fire restrictions based on the local situation. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service). The extreme fire danger is due to insufficient monsoonal moisture this season, high temperatures and continued dry fuel conditions. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. 3 Lial Loop 28,160 acres of the fire are located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, and 7,211 acres are burning on the Gila National Forest. Check out our Facebook, Flickr and Twitter sites for some great pictures and the latest Forest updates. Visit the Gila with OnCell! Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. AskUSDA is central entry point for you to access information and help from USDA agencies including the Forest Service. Alpine, AZ – October 26, 2020 – The Cow Canyon Fire is burning in a remote location within the Blue Range Primitive Area near the Arizona and New Mexico state border. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Gina A wrote a review Apr 2020. The Gila is 3.3 million acres of forested hills, majestic mountains and range land. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. 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