Archive for September, 2012

The Sacramento District Review – October 2012

Posted September 30, 2012 By High Country Posts

In this Month’s Issue:
Emperors of the Night Sky
Kids Corner
Evening Lecture Series
The Ranger’s Report


The Sacramento District Review is a monthly newsletter prepared by the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 29th

Posted September 26, 2012 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, NM – September 26, 2012 – National Public Lands Day is Saturday, September 29th and the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy New Mexico’s exquisite weather! This is one of several dates that have been set aside each year to provide opportunities for fee-free visits to several local day use areas and campgrounds. “In celebration of National Public Lands Day, we encourage visitors to come out and enjoy the extraordinary fall weather and the natural beauty that the forest has to offer,” said Lincoln National Forest Supervisor Robert Trujillo. “This is also a day to extend thanks to the many volunteers for their efforts and hard work in a variety of forest-related projects and activities,” Trujillo added. Read the remainder of this entry »

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New Mexico Fishing Report

Posted September 25, 2012 By High Country Posts

Updated Sept. 25, 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 »

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Prescribed Burning Planned Near Weed, NM This Fall

Posted September 24, 2012 By High Country Posts

Cloudcroft, NM (September 24, 2012) Fire officials have completed extensive prep work and planning for a prescribed burning project on a designated area of Federal land south of the junction of NM Highways 130 and 24, and north of Weed. Prescribed burning in this area will begin around October or November if the required conditions can be met. Predicted weather and smoke ventilation as well as fuel moisture levels must meet established criteria before prescribed burning can begin.  Read the remainder of this entry »

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Game and Fish Expands Chronic Wasting Disease Control Areas

Posted September 17, 2012 By High Country Posts

SANTA FE – Chronic wasting disease in deer and elk in southern New Mexico has prompted the Department of Game and Fish to expand areas where hunters must observe special rules pertaining to the handling and transportation of animal carcasses.

The Department has designated the entire Game Management Units 34, 28 and 19 as Chronic Wasting Disease Control Areas. Previously, only portions of some units were designated as control areas. Read the remainder of this entry »
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Notes from the Birdhouse – For the Love of Snow part II

Posted September 12, 2012 By High Country Posts


The setting:  It is a little past noon, about two weeks later.

I met Hub at the garage door, which I had to manually open.  He smiles and calls out with the enthusiasm of a 9 year old, “What is wrong?” “Is the electricity out?” “Yes”, I said.

Here we go…..  Read the remainder of this entry »

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