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This map artfully illustrates the history of known wildland fires in the area around Ruidoso, New Mexico since 1911, and includes the full extent of the McBride fire which occurred in April of 2022. The map also includes brief descriptions of the most significant fires to have occurred between the  1939 Cedar Creek fire through the 2022 McBride fire. The map is 36" wide by 24" tall, and is printed with archival inks on acid-free matte paper.


The scientific study of wildland fire behavior is a critical component of effective fire management, and maps are a powerful tool for aiding these studies. Understanding the trends associated with where and when fires have historically errupted influences policy makers who develop and manage wildland-urban interfaces, and determine how resources are allocated for fire suppression operations in the future .


Available nowhere else, this map features original research and design by Bad Hoss Map Company. 


Features illustrated on this map include:

  • historic extents of all known wildfires since 1911

  • labels and descriptions of fires

  • present-day roads and landmarks 

  • detailed topography


This premium wall map is printed on museum-grade fine art paper or canvas with a matte finish and is the perfect means to bring this unique digital artwork to life. Each map is printed with top-tier pigmented archival inks for excellent printing results ideal for framing.

Historic Wildland Fires of Ruidoso, New Mexico

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