New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Public meeting will discuss plan for controlled pile burn near Eagle Nest

EAGLE NEST – The Department of Game and Fish will conduct a public meeting Monday, Jan. 22 in Eagle Nest to discuss a controlled pile burn in the Colin Neblett Wildlife Management Area west of Eagle Nest Lake.

The meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Eagle Nest Community Center, 151 Willow Creek Drive, in Eagle Nest. Participants will learn what to expect from the pile burn.

The pile burn is the second phase of a project to prevent catastrophic wildfire and improve wildlife habitat.

The burn window opens Jan. 29 and will be conducted only if certain weather conditions are met, such as two to six inches of snow on the ground and wind speed below 15 mph.

For more information, please contact Jacob Davidson, the department’s habitat manager, at (505) 476-8112.