Evening Lecture Series by Sacramento Ranger District

Cloudcroft, NM (February 28, 2012) – Coming soon to the Sacramento Ranger District – an evening lecture series! Have you ever wondered about the paint marks on trees, or how to tell the age of a tree without having to cut it down? Maybe you would like to know more about White Nosed Syndrome in bats. Or, maybe you are a rancher or permittee and would like to know how to run your own monitoring transects and analyze the data.

We are excited to take the opportunity for the Sacramento Ranger District and other Lincoln National Forest employees to share some of the interesting aspects of the work we do on the forest. The evening lecture series will be held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm, lasting for about an hour at the Sacramento Ranger District office at #4 Lost Lodge Road off of Hwy 130.

Please join us on March 8th for the first of the evening lecture series, “Fire in the Sandbox” presented by Sacramento Ranger District Fire Managers. This particular evening lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. with access to several wildland fire fighting vehicles, equipment, and crews. Come see tools and equipment used by wildland fire fighters. Check out the fire engines and hotshot vehicles. Visit with Smokey Bear. Get firewise information about protecting your home from wildfire.

As the weather improves and spring nears, the lecture series may be adjusted to allow for more outdoor activities. Presentations will include demonstrations and/or hands-on activities when possible.
The current schedule includes the following dates and information about speakers, topics, and times two to three weeks in advance.
March 8th – Fire in the Sandbox
April 12th – topic TBA
May 10th – topic TBA

For additional information please contact the District at: 575-682-2551.