Valles Caldera National Preserve To Continue Prescribed Burn Projects Tuesday


On Tuesday, Feb. 8, the National Park Service will continue the prescribed burn projects in Valles Caldera National Preserve by burning piles of previously thinned materials on San Antonio Mountain. This is the second of five areas around the preserve where burn piles have been prepared. The operation is expected to take several days to complete. The purpose is to reduce hazardous fuels and the chance for future high-intensity wildfires. 

Smoke may be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountains, including La Cueva, Sierra Los Pinos, Jemez Springs, Jemez Pueblo, Cañon, Gilman and Los Alamos. Smoke may linger for a few days after each burn. 

Review the initial new release announcing the prescribed burns for additional information.

Updates will be posted on the preserve’s website, Twitter @VallesCalderaFacebook page, and New Mexico Fire Information website. Smoke-sensitive individuals may also be added to the preserve’s notification system by contacting or 575-829-4100, option 3.