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Public Information and IPRA Requests

Media Contact Information:

Questions regarding Forestry Division programs and news releases should be submitted to:

George Ducker
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator


Sidney Hill
Public Information Officer, EMNRD

Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) Requests Contact Information:

Requests to inspect public records should be submitted to:

Rachel Roybal
 or 505-476-3325

Procedures and penalties prescribed by the Act apply only to written requests. A written request must contain the name, address, and telephone number of the person making the request. The request must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the records custodian to identify and locate the requested records. The records custodian must permit the inspection immediately or as soon as practicable, but no later than fifteen (15) calendar days after the records custodian receives the inspection request or such other period of time as allowed by law. If inspection is not permitted within three (3) business days, the person making the request will receive a written response explaining when the records will be available for inspection or when the public body will respond to the request. If any of the records sought are not available for public inspection, the person making the request is entitled to a written response from the records custodian explaining the reasons inspection has been denied. The written denial shall be delivered or mailed within fifteen (15) calendar days after the records custodian received the request for inspection. If a person requesting inspection would like a copy of a public record, a reasonable fee may be charged. The fee for documents eleven inches by seventeen inches or smaller is $.25 per page. For records other than documents stored on other media, i.e. photographs, tape recordings, computer tapes or discs shall not exceed the current supplies cost required to reproduce the public record on like media if so requested. A receipt indicating that the fees have been paid for making copies of public records will be provided upon request to the person requesting the copies.

News Releases



Sign Up for Alerts and Connect with Neighbors

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round

Conservation Seedling Program Fall Sale Announced

McBride Fire Investigation (2022)

Section 1 – Download is large so be patient

McBride Fire Investigation (2022)

Section 2 – Download is large so be patient

Don't Fall Behind on Wildfire Preparedness

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round

The New Mexico Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program offers $1 million in grant funding to support rural fire departments

Applications accepted August 22 through September 30

Risk and Danger in the Post-Fire Environment

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round

New efforts underway to combat climate change through carbon sequestration using New Mexico’s forests

Collaboration between EMNRD, the University of Maryland, NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, and the University of New Mexico to support research project

State Forester Lifts Statewide Fire Restrictions Due to Increased Precipitation from the Monsoon

The recission applies to all non-municipal, non-federal, and non-tribal lands

Order to Rescind Statewide Fire Restrictions

Conservation Seedling Program Fall Sale Begins

Landowners encouraged to help restore and protect New Mexico’s ecosystems by planting seedlings

Fire Restrictions Exceptions Procedures

Know Before You Go

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round

State Forester Strengthens Statewide Fire Restrictions

Wildfire Season is Here. Pack a Go-Bag and Keep it Near!

Wildfire Awareness is Year-Round

State Forester Implements Fire Restrictions for New Mexico

Restrictions will be in effect until rescinded

Prepare for Flames and Sparks Before Wildfire Season

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round

Forestry Division and Partners kick-off Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week

80 wildfires have burned more than 12,000 acres since January 1st

Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week Proclamation

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Declares March 27-April 2 as Wildfire Awareness Week in NM

2021 Forest Health Conditions Report

Insect, disease, and drought-stress damage shows increase in New Mexico

When Wind Blows Embers Can Follow

Wildfire Awareness is Year-Round

March is New Mexico Arbor Month

Cities, colleges, and universities can celebrate with free trees

2022 Arbor Month Proclamation

Prune Trees for Hotter Degrees

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round

Break the Hot Ash Habit & Make Fire Safety a Top Priority

Wildfires caused by hot ashes threaten multiple homes

Resolve to Be Ready

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round

Archive News Releases


NMFD & USFS Urge Residents and Visitors to Use Caution Around Deer Lake Project

Spring Conservation Seedling Sale Begins December 6

Make a Holiday Safety List and Check it Twice!

Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Program Rule

Joplin Ridge II Project to Begin this Fall

Valuable watershed and infrastructure to be protected from wildfire

Don’t be a turkey. Keep fire safety first!

Don't be Afraid. Take Preventative Action!

Give firefighters a break! Stop fires before they start!

Public Appointees Join the Natural Lands Protection Committee for the First Time in Nearly a Decade

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round:

Turn that last summer vacation into a teaching moment of campfire safety!

Conservation Seedling Program Fall Sale Announced

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Spark Celebration July 4th, Not Wildfire

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Don't Get Burned! Be Prepared

Wildfire Awareness Month is Reminder to Stay Vigilant

Wildfire Awareness is Year-Round: Don't Call Mayday! Be Prepared

Climate Change Impacting Tree Health-2020 NM Forest Health Report Released

Forestry Division Releases 2020 Forest Action Plan

New Southwest Fire Restrictions Map Tool

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Don't be Fooled, Prepare for Wildfire

NM Wildfire Awareness Week Dedicated to Preparedness & Prevention

Wildfire Awareness Week Governor's Proclamation

Prescribed Burning Act Passes Senate with Bipartisan Support

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round Don't Depend on Luck Be Aware & Prepared

Thousands of Seedlings Planted for EMNRD Mining & Minerals Division Tin Pan Canyon Project

Governor Lujan Grisham Proclaims March 2021 as Arbor Month in New Mexico

Arbor Month Proclamation

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Show Your Home Some Love

EMNRD 2020 Annual Report

Prescribed Burning Act an EMNRD Priority for 2021 Legislative Session

Prescribed Burning Fact Sheet