NMCAF Montoya Prescribed Fire


Last updated: 2024-05-03

The type of incident is Prescribed Fire and involves the following unit(s) Carson National Forest.

State: New Mexico


Latitude: 36° 29 19 Longitude: 106° 24 52

NOTE: All fire perimeters and points are approximations.

Incident Overview: The 899-acre Montoya Prescribed Fire is part of the Canjilon Wildland Urban Interface Project, a collaborative project over 10 years in the making to reduce the risk of wildfire to the communities of Canjilon and Placita Garcia and the watersheds they depend on. The unit is directly adjacent to Canjilon’s east side.To reduce the risk, Forest Service staff and partners have invested over $10 million in forest restoration in the area since 2011. Many adjacent private landowners, with the assistance of the state, are contributing by thinning and applying prescribed fire on their own properties.

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