• Bandelier Short-horned Lizard


    National Monument New Mexico

Fire Management

"Fire belongs in the mountain southwest and unless the peaks flatten, the monsoon evaporates, the seasons homogenize, or the biota vanishes, those fires will continue." - Stephen Pyne

The Bandelier Fire Management program encompasses many disciplines, including fire suppression, prescribed burn, and ecological monitoring professionals. Working with our partners, we protect human life and structures, while managing wildfire for the good of our fire-dependent landscape.

For more information on the National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management Program, visit nps.gov/fire.


Fire Information and Restrictions

NPS Wildfire and Prescribed Fire Incident Information - Inciweb.nwcg.gov

NM Interagency Fire Information and Restrictions - NMFireInfo.com

Bandelier National Monument - News Releases and Social Media Updates


2009 San Miguel Wildland Fire: A Cooperative Approach to Fire

Read the Success Story

Novemeber 2007 Prescribed Burn in Upper Frijoles
The November 2007 Upper Frijoles (Unit 9) Prescribed Fire treated approximately 1,500 acres – the park’s first large scale burn since the Cerro Grande Fire. Read more about the November 2007 burn success...
cerro fire

The Cerro Grande fire approaches the town of Los Alamos.

photo by sally king

The 2000 Cerro Grande Fire 10+ Years Later

Learn how this prescribed fire that turned into a destructive wildfire forever changed how fire is managed. More

NPS Fire History Timeline

A Test of Adversity and Strength: Wildland Fire in the National Park System by Hal K. Rothman (Chapter 8: Outlet, Cerro Grande, and the Twenty-First Century

Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program Staff Ride to the Cerro Grande Fire

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Fire Management Plan
Bandelier's Fire Management Plan describes the program's objectives, the area's fuel and prevention, rehabilitation and suppression techniques.


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