Carson Nat’l Forest Prescribed Pile Burn PlansMarch 8th, 2013 at 12:53 pm by Magdalena Sharpe under News
From the Carson National Forest:
The implementation of prescribed pile burn plans for the Canjilon Ranger District is set to begin mid-March and continue through late April as weather conditions, smoke impacts, resource availability and other parameters are met.
The State Road 115 Corridor project consists of 160 acres located approximately 2 miles west of the community of Canjilon and 1 mile east of US Highway 84 in the La Mesita area.
The Canjilon WUI project consists of 10 acres located approximately 1.5 miles south of the community of Canjilon and .5 miles southwest of the community of Placita Garcia in the Lower Mesita/Las Joyas area.
These piles are the result of hazardous fuels thinning treatments in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas surrounding these communities and are being conducted to help reduce the threat of stand replacing wildfire. These treatments will also help establish a fire adaptive ecosystem that improves forest health and variability and will help promote the establish of native grasses and forbs.
Smoke will be visible from Canjilon, Cebolla, Placita Garcia and the State Road 115 corridor.
For people with respiratory ailments, sensitivities to smoke, or otherwise concerned about air quality impacts, please visit the New Mexico Environment Department’s website.