Archive for June, 2012

Celebrate the Fourth of July with New Mexico State Parks

Posted June 28, 2012 By High Country Posts

Fireworks Displays Over Lake Waters

 SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico State Parks Division invites visitors to public fireworks displays at nearby parks instead of lighting their own due to the extreme fire danger. Public fireworks displays will be held over lake waters at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Eagle Nest Lake State Park, Sumner Lake State Park and Ute Lake State Park. 34 of the 35 New Mexico state parks are open and many parks have activities scheduled over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Read the remainder of this entry »

Enjoy the Forest and Take Care This Holiday Week

Posted June 27, 2012 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (June 27, 2012) –Families and friends can head to the mountains for some heat-relief and holiday fun, except in the Little Bear Fire area which remains closed for the safety of visitors and firefighters.  The use of fireworks and pyrotechnic devices is always prohibited on national forests and grasslands, regardless of weather conditions or holidays.  The Lincoln National Forest is currently in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, so charcoal, wood, coal, or camp fires are prohibited except in developed campgrounds where grills or fire rings are provided. Read the remainder of this entry »

The Sacramento District Review – July 2012

Posted June 27, 2012 By High Country Posts

In this Month’s Issue:
The Story of our Understory
Volunteers Help Control Noxious Weeds
Join us for Smokey Bear’s 68th Birthday Party!!!
The Ranger’s Report

The Sacramento District Review is a monthly newsletter prepared by the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest.

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New Mexico Fishing Report

Posted June 26, 2012 By High Country Posts

Updated June 26, 2012 This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Read the remainder of this entry »

Portions of Smokey Bear Ranger District to Reopen

Posted June 23, 2012 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (June 21, 2012) –The southern portion of the Smokey Bear Ranger District closed during the Little Bear Fire is now open. The area south of the Ski Run Road and on both sides of Highway 70 from Ruidoso to the forest boundary near Glencoe is now open for use.  This includes areas known as Cedar Creek, Gavilan Ridge, Little Creek, Eagle Creek, Devil’s Canyon, and Hale Lake. Read the remainder of this entry »

Burned Area Assessment Team Making Excellent Progress

Posted June 22, 2012 By High Country Posts

Ruidoso, NM (June 22, 2012) BAER assessment team members are making excellent progress in gathering data on the effects of the fire. The test results and data collected by these specialists will be used to model post-fire conditions that may result in flooding, debris flows, erosion, and damage to water systems. These surveys are being conducted on the ground and by helicopter. Read the remainder of this entry »