Interagency Partners Introduce New Tool for Fire Restrictions Information

Contact(s): Julie Anne Overton


SANTA FE, NM – April 6, 2021 – A map-based tool developed by interagency public land management partners from Arizona and New Mexico to inform the public about fire restrictions on public lands is now live on the Fire Restrictions page on the New Mexico Fire Information website.

The new web tool is designed to make it easy for the public to find information about fire restrictions on public lands and link to the agencies managing those public lands for more detailed information for trip planning.

Fire restrictions are implemented to help decrease human-caused fires during periods of high fire potential by restricting activities which are the most common causes of wildfires. By providing a resource with accurate and timely information, the goal is to educate the public and increase compliance in order to reduce preventable human-caused fires.

Partner agencies in this effort include National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and New Mexico Forestry Division.

Fire restrictions can be found by visiting the following websites:

 

Please do your part to keep communities, property and wildlands safe from human-caused wildfires. Know before you go and be fire safe.  

Fire and fire restriction updates will be posted on the SFNF website, New Mexico Fire Information website and on the Santa Fe National Forest Facebook page and Twitter @SantafeNF.

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