BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions Statewide

Santa Fe, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is terminating all fire restrictions, effective Friday, July 29th. Most areas have received enough rainfall or increased humidity levels to safely remove the fire restrictions that have been in place since earlier this year. The BLM manages over 13 million acres of public land in New Mexico.

The only fire-related closure that remains in effect on BLM-managed lands is the closure of the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. The monument is still closed due to the nearby Las Conchas Fire and flooding concerns.

The lifting of fire restrictions has been coordinated with other land management agencies and the New Mexico State Forestry Division. While our areas are now less prone to the wildfires, the public is asked to continue being careful with fire when visiting public lands.