David Canyon Prescribed Burn 


TIJERAS, NM – September 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.  Fire managers on the Cibola National Forest are planning to conduct the David Canyon prescribed fire on the Sandia Ranger District.   Prescribed fires are planned ignitions conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  These prescribed fires mimic natural fires by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing habitat diversity.  They are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.  The following will be conducted as conditions allow:


  • David Canyon Prescribed Fire – up to 900 acres will be treated; to promote forest health and provide wildfire protection to nearby communities.  This will be a broadcast burn primarily in Ponderosa Pine, Oakbrush, and Pinion-Juniper.  The prescribed fire will be conducted in previously treated (mastication, mechanically harvested, and manually thinned) area of the David Canyon Forest Restoration Project Area.  This site is located approximately 6 miles south of Tijeras, NM.  



  • Prescribed fires are planned in coordination with the New Mexico Department of Environmental Quality http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/aqb/ and every effort is made to minimize smoke impacts; however, smoke from prescribed fires is inevitable.  Smoke sensitive individuals are encouraged to take precautionary measures.  Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health website at https://nmtracking.org/fire




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