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Valles Caldera Begins Prescribed Burns on San Antonio Mountain

Valles Caldera National Preserve News Release



Jemez Springs, NM – With good snow conditions, National Park Service fire managers plan to start burning piles on 225 acres in the San Antonio Mountain Pile Unit of Valles Caldera National Preserve as early as next Tuesday, January 16. Ignition operations are expected to take multiple days and daily acreage will depend on conditions. 


So far this winter, fire crews have completed approximately 137 acres of pile-burning on the South Mountain Unit. These piles will continue to be monitored and an additional 170 acres may be burned if conditions allow. 


For the full list of potential burn locations, see the initial news release from November 30, 2023.

Fire updates will be posted on the park’s website under Current Conditions, Facebook page, and the New Mexico Fire Information website. Smoke-sensitive individuals may also be added to the park’s notification system by emailing a request to the park at vall_info@nps.gov


The burn plan is published in this news release: https://www.nps.gov/vall/learn/news/2023-19.htm


To learn more about how wildland fire contributes to ecosystem health and restoration across the Jemez Mountains, check out https://www.nps.gov/vall/learn/nature/wildlandfire.htm

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