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
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in coordination with the Lincoln National Forest Service will temporarily close U.S. 82 to remove remaining debris from a recent crash that occurred near the tunnel in Otero County. The removal of the remaining wreckage, which is in the canyon off Highway 82, is expected to take place Wednesday, August 14, 2019.Continue reading
Otero County Road 7, commonly known as Dry Canyon Road, will be closed from approximately ½ a mile from Highway 244 to Forest Service Road 5583 on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 7 am to 8 pm so cattle guards may be installed.Continue reading
Location: 5 miles NW of Arabela, NM Cause: Unknown, under investigation Start date: Thursday, June 19, 2019 Vegetation: Timber (grass and understory), brush Resources: Approximately 316 Percent Contained: 46% Acres: 13,433
Today we take pause and remember the loss of nineteen firefighters on this day, June 30, 2013. We will never forget the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Pine Lodge Fire transfers command to type 3 incident management teamContinue reading
The Lincoln National Forest invites the public to comment on our Draft Wilderness Inventory Criteria and Draft Wilderness Evaluation Criteria. The documents can be downloaded from the Lincoln National Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lincoln/landmanagement/planning/?cid=FSEPRD639956.Continue reading