BLM Taos Field Office plans prescribed burn near Peñasco

The Bureau of Land Management will be conducting a 650-acre prescribed burn in the Copperhill Management Area, located 2-3 miles west of Peñasco, New Mexico. The prescribed burn will be conducted for up to 30 days beginning Oct. 1. Smoke may be visible from highway NM 75.

The purpose of the project is to improve forest health in ponderosa pine and piñon/juniper, by reducing flammable accumulations of vegetation and reintroducing fire to a fire-dependent ecosystem. 

For further information, contact Pat Pacheco, Fire Management Officer, at 575-770-1616 or 575-751-4717 or Kyle Sahd, Fire Management Specialist, at 575-770-1617 or 575-751-4767.