ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, September 20, 2017 – The Lincoln National Forest will host a National Public Lands Day event at Sleepy Grass Campground on September 30 from 9 am to 1 pm. This is a special day to celebrate something we all share – our public lands!  This is a volunteer-based event and participants can be involved in a project that will include:  installing tree shades over freshly planted trees (seedlings) and possibly working on improvements to the campground or adjacent area. People who turn out for the event can even adopt one of the seedlings and receive a special recognition certificate signed by Smokey Bear! Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Public Comment Sought on New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat

Posted August 14, 2017 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, August 14, 2017 – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is proposing to construct habitat improvement projects on the Agua Chiquita Grazing Allotment to aid in the protection of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (NMMJM) critical habitat.  The purpose of the proposal is to protect and improve the NMMJM habitat within the Agua Chiquita Grazing Allotment to enhance the species viability and allow for continued livestock grazing and recreational activities. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Notification of Decision – Hornbuckle Salvage Project

Posted August 3, 2017 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, August 1, 2017 – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest has completed the analysis and a decision has been reached for the Hornbuckle Salvage Project. The project area covers approximately 14 acres of National Forest System land within Hornbuckle Canyon in Otero County, New Mexico (Figure 1). The project area is approximately 0.6 miles west of the Sacramento River Road, directly on the south side of Forest Road 90 (Westside Rd.) and is located in Township 18 South, Range 11 East, Section 25; and Township 18 South, Range 12 East, Section 30. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Cloudcroft Real Estate Update for 1st half 2017

Posted July 18, 2017 By High Country Posts

Greetings from Blue Canyon Realty, Cloudcroft, New Mexico!  We are writing to share the latest mountain real estate news… but first a little about our beautiful mountain area.

We are so thankful this spring and summer that we have received enough rain to keep our mountains green while other parts of the west have experienced devastating fires.  With the temps over 100 degrees in New Mexico and surrounding states, Cloudcroft has been a wonderful respite from the heat. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Alamogordo, Cloudcroft, NM – July 15, 2017 – With the arrival of late summer rain showers over much of the Lincoln National Forest, fire officials will resume prescribed fire operations on projects within the boundaries of the Sacramento Ranger District, in addition to those already in progress on the Smokey Bear Ranger District. Ignitions on the Sacramento District will be taking place during optimum weather conditions, beginning mid-July and continuing through October, as weather conditions permit. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Monument Fire Update – June 18

Posted June 19, 2017 By High Country Posts

Detected: June 2, 2017 – 5:41
Cause: Lightning
Current Size: 170 acres
Containment: 20%
Location: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District, 8 miles southwest of Weed, NM near the top of Monument Canyon and 4 miles northeast of Timberon, NM.

Resources on Fire: 34 personnel, with 1 Bureau of Land Management and 5 Forest Service fire engines and 1 bulldozer. Read the remainder of this entry »