Prescribed Burns Benefit Queen Subdivision and District Lands

Alamogordo, NM (March 15, 2011) – The Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District, located in southeastern New Mexico, will be conducting three prescribed burns during March and April 2011. Treating landscapes with prescribed fire helps achieve the forest’s objective of developing properly functioning, fire-adapted ecosystems. The prescribed burn events reduce hazardous fuels, and improve wildlife habitat, livestock grazing and forest health.
The 2,500 acre Bullis prescribed burn will be located on the north end of the District. The objective of this burn is to reduce standing juniper and decadent growth of grass and shrubs. The 2,300 acre Road 70 prescribed burn is located on the southwest corner of the District. The objective of this burn is to reduce pinon and juniper stands. The third burn will be along the property boundary of the Queen subdivision and Guadalupe Ranger District. This project benefits the Queen subdivision by using fire to create defensible space between Forest Service lands and private properties. A secondary objective of this burn is the green-up that will simultaneously create a green belt on the southside of Queen.
If you have any questions, please contact Tom Barta, Guadalupe Ranger District Office at (575) 885-4181, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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