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Fire Danger Closes Bosque

posted Jun 26, 2012, 5:16 PM by SFVNA Webmaster
Albuquerque – Due to continued drought conditions and the extreme fire danger in the bosque area of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, as of 8:00 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, the bosque in Sandoval, Valencia and Socorro counties will be CLOSED until further notice.
“We need to protect this beautiful natural resource and ensure the safety of everyone who uses the bosque.” says MRGCD Chairman of the Board, Derrick Lente.  “As the majority land owner of the bosque, we have always worked closely with all stakeholders in the district to ensure our bosque remains beautiful and viable.” Lente adds.
The FULL CLOSURE of the MRGCD bosque means that all paths, ditch roads near the bosque and the forest (trees) are closed to all users.
Law enforcement and fire agencies in those three counties have assured the MRGCD that all measures possible will be taken to restrict access to the bosque..
The MRGCD “Fire Policy” and  “Stage II” fire restrictions remain in effect in the bosque of Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque which prohibits smoking, fireworks or any other possible spark emitting devices anywhere near the bosque area!
The bosque in Sandoval, Valencia and Socorro Counties will close as of 8:00 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 until further notice.