Pile Burning Planned for Sacramento Ranger District

Posted November 6, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (November 6, 2018) – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest will be burning a combination of hand and slash piles in November and December when conditions and weather are favorable. The piles are located along the Alamo Peak road, and in Dry Burnt and Long Canyons near the Sixteen Springs community. The combination of pile burn areas will total approximately 1,000 acres.

The purpose of the project is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities. Reducing hazardous fuels will help reduce the threat of high-severity wildfire to the public, adjacent private property and natural resources in the wildland-urban interface area near surrounding communities. Treatments will help fire managers reintroduce fire into a fire-adapted ecosystem, thus improving forest health, forest structure, forest resiliency and wildlife habitat. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Lincoln NF Christmas Tree Permit Sales Begin November 13

Posted October 31, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (October 31, 2018) – The Lincoln National Forest will begin selling Christmas Tree permits on Tuesday, November 13th for $10.00 each.  A limited number of permits will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.  An individual may purchase only one per household, and up to four permits for four separate households.  The last day to purchase a permit is Friday, December 21st.

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Help Wanted: National Visitor Use Monitoring Surveys

Posted September 26, 2018 By High Country Posts

MMI-2 INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WITH EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS AND A LOVE OF THE OUTDOORS TO CONDUCT “NATIONAL VISITOR MONITORING ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS” THROUGHOUT THE LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST’S SMOKEY BEAR, SACRAMENTO AND GAUALUPE RANGER DISTRICT BEGINNING AROUND OCTOBER 1, 2018, AND CONTINUING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Sacramento Ranger District to Implement Lewis Prescribed Fire

Posted September 24, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (September 24, 2018) – Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District plan to conduct the Lewis Prescribed Fire sometime between October 2018 and April 2019. The project area is 4,800 acres and is located 1-4 miles south of Weed, NM within the Seep, Perk, Bluewater, and Buck Canyons. Exact ignition dates will depend upon weather and fuel moisture conditions. Fire managers will be monitoring the conditions closely to ensure that they fall within the ranges that have been identified in the burn plan. Burning under optimal conditions will result in good ventilation and smoke dispersal, as well as help achieve the desired effects on the landscape. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Tell us About Your Experience in the Lincoln National Forest

Posted September 14, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (September 13, 2018) – Soon you may see contract employees working in the Lincoln National Forest collecting information about your recreational experiences. They will be conducting brief surveys in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along Forest Service roads. They will be wearing bright orange vests and be near a sign that says “Traffic Survey Ahead”. All information you give is confidential and the survey is voluntary. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Public Invited to Community Meetings on Forest Plan Revision

Posted September 6, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (September 5, 2018) – The Lincoln National Forest invites the public to attend a community meeting about their effort to revise their Forest Plan. The revised Forest Plan will describe the strategic direction for management of forest resources for the next 15 years.

At the beginning of each meeting an update will be provided on the Forest Plan Revision process, how this series of meetings fits in, what the big-picture community engagement is for plan revision followed by group interactions. Collaboration at these meetings will help determine needed changes to the current plan and create useful dialogue between the forest and nearby residents, users, and interested individuals. The schedule is as follows: Read the remainder of this entry »