The Court-ordered injunction suspending all timber management activities on the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona has been modified to allow the personal cutting and collection of fuelwood. The Forest Service will resume permit sales immediately.Continue reading
Under a recent court-ordered injunction, the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona have suspended all permit sales for collecting fuelwood.
In addition to fuelwood permits, the six national forests have also suspended all timber management activities, including stewardship contracts, timber sales, thinning and prescribed burns, in order to comply with the ruling.Continue reading
National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for American’s public lands. Each year thousands of volunteers from across the country come together on the fourth Saturday in September to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways and more. Volunteers of all ages and abilities roll up their sleeves and work side-by-side to care for public lands. This year, the theme is “Connecting to Nature through Service,” with an aim to help volunteers and participants connect to the great outdoors through service-related activities.Continue reading
The Lincoln National Forest is planning to allow the lightning-caused Middle Fire on the Sacramento Ranger District to fulfill its natural role of reducing forest fuels in hopes of reducing high-severity wildfire in the future.Continue reading
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has completed an assessment of post-fire conditions after the Pine Lodge Fire which burned over 15,000 acres in the Capitan Mountains on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest earlier this summer. The team included BAER leads, soil scientists, a hydrologist and an engineer. The BAER program is a rapid assessment to identify and manage potential threats to safety, property, water quality, and natural and cultural resources after a wildfire.Continue reading