Lincoln National Forest To Lift Fire Restrictions

Alamogordo, NM (July 10, 2012) – Effective July 11, 2012, at 8:00 a.m., Lincoln National Forest officials will lift the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.  Recent monsoon rains have set up a typical summer pattern of afternoon storms reducing fire danger levels from high to moderate.

“We will medicament nexium pliculete continue to monitor the summer pattern and make adjustments as needed but also want to remind the public to do their part and ensure a safe and fire-free forest, any time of the year” says Robert Trujillo, Lincoln National Forest Supervisor.

Visitors to public lands should continue to be fire safe and not have a false sense of security about campfires or other sources of ignition because of the recent rainfall. Under moderate fire danger conditions, fires can still start from accidental causes, as well as from lightning. Land managers will continue monitoring the need to manage or restrict certain uses on public lands as conditions change.

The Lincoln National Forest offers a myriad of recreation opportunities such as hiking, picnicking, and horseback riding. Stop by the Smokey Bear, Guadalupe Ranger District or Supervisor’s office, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or the Sacramento Ranger District office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for more information.

As always, fireworks are prohibited on all public lands. When planning a trip to your National Forest, stay informed and KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.

For fire safety tips or more information on fire restrictions across New Mexico, check out www.nmfireinfo.com  or call the Interagency Restriction and Closure Hotline at (877) 864-6985.

For more information on the Lincoln National Forest, please visit our website at:  www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln and follow us at https://twitter.com/lincolnusforest .