September 25, 2013
Late summer rains have decreased fire danger significantly and all national forest and Santa Fe trails are currently open. However, do check for closures due to flooding!
The Summer 2014 schedule is filling up quickly. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org now to inquire about dates for your conference!
June 25, 2013
Due to extreme fire danger, the Santa Fe National Forest and Hyde State Park are closed. This includes all SF National Forest and Hyde State Park trails and trail systems.
Violations of the federal regulations is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or both; 16 USC § 551, and 18 USC §§ 3559 and 3571.
City of Santa Fe trails are currently open. However, the restrictions listed under May 17, 2013 are still in effect.
May 17, 2013
The USDA Forest Service has announced that the Santa Fe National Forest has entered Stage 1 Fire Restrictions due to exceptional drought conditions. This means:
- Campfires, stoves, charcoal, etc. are prohibited except in Forest Service developed campgrounds and picnic areas where grills and fire rings are provided.
- moking is prohibited unless within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while stopped in an area at least 3-feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
- Possessing, discharging or using any kind of firework, or other pyrotechnic device is prohibited.
Violation of these restrictions are punishable as a Class B misdemeanor, a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, and/or imprisonment for no more than six months.
May 13, 2013
Due to severe drought conditions, the City of Santa Fe Fire Department has prohibited the following activities until further notice:
- All open burning, including camp fires, bonfires, pit barbecues, and the burning of weeds, trash, or other vegetation.
- The use of charcoal barbecue grills in public parks and recreation areas.
- Smoking in public parks, recreation areas, or on any public trail.
- The use of any motorized ATV’s or motorcycles on city-owned open space, parks, trails, or other recreational areas.
Penalties for violating these restrictions may include fines up to $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail as specified in SFCC 1-3.1(A).
Charcoal barbecuing at home will be permitted providing the fire is closely monitored and fire-extinguishing equipment, such as a garden hose or fire extinguisher, is readily available. Currently, all burn permit requests are being rejected until weather conditions improve and the fire danger has been reduced significantly
All fireworks that fall in the Dangerous Fireworks category are prohibited:
Dangerous Fireworks means any firecracker, Roman candle, skyrocket, torpedo, bomb, blank cartridge, cone-shape fountain, bottle rocket and flyer or any other type or form of explosive; any item that is self-propelling or the effect of which extends above fifteen feet (15') in height from the ground; or any article which produces a report by combustion, explosion or detonation.
All fireworks that fall in the Safe and Sane Fireworks category, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times:
Safe and Sane Fireworks means all fireworks that have no report, that are not self-propelling and the effect of which does not extend above fifteen feet (15') in height from the ground, including the following: Snakes, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed twenty (20) grams each in weight; Smoke devices and spray balls, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed twenty-five (25) grams each in weight; Wheels, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed sixty (60) grams in weight per driver unit, but any number of drivers may be on any one wheel. The inside bore of driver tubes shall not be over one-half inch (1/2"); Illuminating torches and colored fire in any form, total pyrotechnic composition of illuminating torches not to exceed one hundred (100) grams each in weight; Sparklers and dipped sticks, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed one hundred (100) gains in weight. Pyrotechnic composition containing any chlorate or perchlorate shall not exceed five (5) grams; Cylindrical fountains, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed seventy-five (75) grams each in weight. The inside tube diameter shall not exceed three-fourths inch (3/4"); Railway fuses, fuses, truck flares, hardship distress signals, smoke candles, smoke signals and smoke pots; and all other fireworks similar to the above, provided they are tested and approved by the chief of the fire department.
April 25, 2013
The Summer 2013 conference pages have been updated. Take a look!