TAOS, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is initiating emergency fire prevention restrictions on public lands managed by the Taos Field Office in Santa Fe County, beginning Tuesday, April 17, 2018, due to high fire potential. The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
“We are joining our county and federal partners in these actions in efforts to protect lives and property,” said BLM Taos Field Manager Pamela Mathis.
Prohibited Acts include:
Red Flag Warning Information: National Weather Service: www.weather.gov/abq. Monitor the BLM New Mexico Facebook and Twitter pages at www.facebook.com/BLMNewMexico and www.twitter.com/BLMNewMexico.
Exemptions to this order: Any federal, state, local and/or military employee acting within the scope of their duties; members of any rescue or firefighting force performing official duty; and persons, agencies, municipalities, or companies with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both. Restitution for total costs of fire suppression or damage will be borne by the violator.
The BLM greatly appreciates the public’s cooperation in helping to minimize the number of human-caused wildfires. For more information, please contact the BLM Taos Field Office at 575-758-8851.