Our climate is getting hotter and drier each year. New Mexico’s forests and grasslands are starving for rain and snow that hasn’t come. Our lakes, rivers, and streams are parched. Extreme drought is a perfect storm for wildfire. Do your part to protect your family, community, and firefighters by being prepared. Gather up a GO Bag, create defensible space, have a plan.
Right now, all of New Mexico is facing severe to extreme drought. That means the threat of wildfire impacting communities is also extremely high. Protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and firefighters by being prepared. Take precautions when using equipment on your property, follow fire restrictions, and watch the weather for wildfire warning signs. Don’t let your next move - be to an emergency shelter.
– This message is brought to you by the New Mexico Forestry Division