Lincoln National Forest. You will need to register before adding a comment. 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. 575-773-4678, Wilderness Ranger District 2020 FIRE PREVENTION ORDER [PDF], Signed July 30, 2020, rescinds fire restrictions in the Gila District. Enjoyed the views of nature and the tranquility of Gila National Forest. We are accepting comments on proposed changes to the management of the developed recreation program. Gila National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions. 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. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. SPRINGERVILLE – The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests firefighting resources have responded to 8 abandoned campfires and 18 illegal campfires since the implementation of the ban. SILVER CITY - The Gila National Forest opened up the area of the Tadpole Fire burn scar on Wednesday. Visit the Gila with OnCell! 18 Ranger Station Road The extreme fire danger is due to insufficient monsoonal moisture this season, high temperatures and continued dry fuel conditions. The USDA Forest Service takes necessary steps to protect communities and our natural and cultural resources. Gila County’s fire restrictions exclude all cities, towns, and tribal lands. 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. 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. 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. Despite the April 22 campfire ban order, which prohibits igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, the popularity of campfires continues to grow. Gila National Forest - Supervisor's Office/Silver City Ranger District 3005 E. Camino del Bosque Silver City, NM 88061 (575) 388-8201. Photo Gallery Visit our photo gallery to view successful hunting photos of trophy elk, deer, antelope, and oryx. We went when there was still snow on the ground. Sheep Basin Prescribed Burn is approximately 2,000 acres and Moraga Prescribed Burn is … 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. Therefore, fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas within Gila County will also begin 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Please report fires and abandoned campfires to the Silver City Interagency Dispatch at 1-800-538-1644. Each daily calculation considers the past 7 days in calculating the new number. The Tadpole Fire was started by lightning on June 6 and burned 11,159 acres. As live fuels cure and dead fuels dry, the ERC will increase and can be described as a build-up index. We see you are enjoying our articles! Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 1804 N Date Street Outdoor burning should be restricted. Subscribe today for full access on your desktop, tablet, and mobile device. Outdoor Fire Restrictions in Gila County, Too. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. Medio fire activity winding down Santa Fe National Forest homepage. Fire-causing activities will be prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. Now open are the Sheep Corral and Trout Creek roads north of Tadpole Ridge. Forest Supervisor Adam Mendonca. 575-539-2481, Reserve Ranger District Santa Fe National Forest. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. 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. 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. 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. Comment period ends September 30, 2021. 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. 575-533-6232, Quemado Ranger District 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. Already a print edition subscriber, but don't have a login? Data from Remote Weather Stations (RAWS) located across the forest are aggregated together, producing the Energy Release Component (ERC). The Tonto National Forest will enforce an elevated level of fire restrictions within forest service lands in Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, and Pinal Counties. Gila National Forest. Magnificent views on RT 152, and enjoyed the wildlife sightings. 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. 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. Reserve, NM, January 6, 2021—For Immediate Release. Gila County’s forestry, altitude, and climate put it at high risk for wildfires. Dallas, Texas 385 contributions 233 helpful votes. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - More national forests are imposing fire restrictions as New Mexico waits for some much needed rain. The Cow Canyon Fire is burning in a remote location within the Blue Range Primitive Area near the Arizona and New Mexico state border. Black Range Ranger District 1804 N Date Street Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 575-894-6677. The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District is planning two broadcast burns this Winter and/or Spring dependent upon weather and fuel conditions. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 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. Advertisement × Subscribe Now. Glenwood, NM 88039 This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. Check out our Facebook, Flickr and Twitter sites for some great pictures and the latest Forest updates. A below average monsoon and dry fall conditions are the contributing factors to the HIGH fire danger on the Gila National Forest. 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. Fire managers consider several factors when elevating the fire danger level. 575-536-2250. 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. 3697 NM Hwy 35 N (575) 388-8201, Black Range Ranger District Helpful. Lincoln National Forest homepage. The Cibola National Forest is implementing the first stage of restrictions Friday on the Mount Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair and Sandia ranger districts. 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. Fire managers and planners have found that the ERC can be used as a decision tool to prepare for an approaching fire season. In the summer, this risk grows exponentially with the parched soil, higher winds, and dry foliage. Date of experience: July 2020. 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. 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. When it’s time to extinguish your fire, allow the wood to burn completely to ash, if possible. Gila County’s fire restrictions exclude all incorporated cities and towns, as well as tribal lands. #OneLessSpark #OnlyYou. Extreme fire danger has prompted Tonto National Forest to implement fire prohibitions – restrictions that are mirrored by Gila County, where ordinance 11 … It is important to follow both Gila County and Tonto National Forest fire restrictions at all times. The magnificent mountain scenery, cool summer temperatures and relatively warm winters permit a wide range of recreational opportunities during all seasons. Outdoor Fire Restrictions Begin in Gila County Drought conditions, warm temperatures, and increasing fire danger have prompted officials to implement fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Cibola National Forest closures and fireworks restrictions map. 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. 5 Smokey Bear Circle 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. 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. 3 Lial Loop Gina A wrote a review Apr 2020. Fires spread rapidly, and short-distance spotting is common. The Gila is 3.3 million acres of forested hills, majestic mountains and range land. 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. Read more. This data is evaluated in addition to the number of human-caused fires, red flag and critical fire days. However, each forest continues to set fire restrictions based on the local situation. 3005 E. Camino del Bosque These can limit or restrict campfires, fireworks, smoking, and other activities — and also save lives. Fires may become serious and their control difficult unless they are attacked successfully while small. 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. Ironwood Forest National Monument; Las Cienegas National Conservation Area; San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area ; Fire Restrictions. Gila National Forest homepage . Warm temperatures and limited precipitation are increasing fire danger on the Gila National Forest. The region wide campfire restrictions were rescinded on July 23, 2020. Read the news release. Fires in rock rings will not be allowed. On July 30 at 8 am, fire restrictions were lifted for BLM lands administered by the Gila District. It is probably best known for its wilderness areas, in particular the Gila Wilderness - the first wilderness in the United States. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. - 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, N.M.M – For Immediate Release. The Tonto National Forest will continue Stage 1 Fire Restrictions due to extreme fire danger in all vegetation types across the forest. Silver City, NM 88061 575-894-6677, Glenwood Ranger District 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. Therefore, fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas within Gila County are in effect when announced by Tonto National Forest. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Supervisor's Office/Silver City Ranger District​ (Photo: U.S. Forest Service). Mimbres, NM 88049 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. Restrictions on open outdoor fires begin on Wed., May 22, for both the unincorporated areas of Gila County and the Tonto National Forest. AskUSDA is central entry point for you to access information and help from USDA agencies including the Forest Service. Share. What a wonderful experience! Therefore, fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas within Gila County also began at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23. It was two and a half miles north of Pinos Altos. 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. Please be polite. Reserve NM 87830 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. Glenwood Ranger District 18 Ranger Station Road Glenwood, NM 88039 575-539-2481 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. 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