"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.
The Effects of Las Conchas Fire
On June 26, 2011 the Las Conchas Fire began just west of the park. It grew into the largest fire in New Mexico history and burned >60% of the park.Read More
Recovery from the 2011 Las Conchas Fire
Almost 2 years after the record-breaking fire we are documenting recovery in the burned areas.Read More
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...
Fire Management Plan
Last updated: June 23, 2019