Lincoln National Forest Archive

Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger elevates to EXTREME

Posted May 17, 2018 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – May 17, 2018 – The current Fire Danger Rating on the Lincoln National Forest has elevated to EXTREME, Forest-wide. As a result of the current conditions, the Smokey Bear and Sacramento Districts will elevate to Stage II Fire Restrictions effective Friday, May 18, 2018; and the Guadalupe District will implement Stage I Fire Restrictions, effective Friday, May 18, as well, and by May 18th, the Fire Danger Rating signs will indicate a fire danger of EXTREME across the Forest. Read the remainder of this entry »

Temporary Closure of Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area

(May 15 and 16, 2018)

 Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area will be temporarily closed on May 15th and 16th to allow for repairs to the on-site water storage tank. Repairs are expected to be completed by the end of the day on May 16th

Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area is expected to re-open on May 17th, however the public is advised that there will be NO POTABLE water/drinking water available until May 23rd Read the remainder of this entry »

Fire Wise Lecture – May 10, 2018

Posted April 26, 2018 By High Country Posts

Find out the best way to make your home/neighborhood safer in case of fire. From the basics of “defensible space” and sound landscaping techniques to research on how homes ignite – and what you can do about it.  Our speaker will be Rick Merrick, South Central Mountain RC&D.

Join us at 6:00 p.m., May 10, 2018. Read the remainder of this entry »

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – April 19, 2018 – With the steady increase in daytime temperatures and constant daily moderate –to high winds, the potential for wildland fire starts increases significantly. Based on current weather and fuel conditions, an increase in visitors and recreational activities on the Forest, and an increase in human-caused fires on the Smokey Bear and Sacramento Districts over the past two weeks, the Fire Danger Rating has elevated to VERY HIGH. Fire Danger Rating signs will indicate a fire danger of VERY HIGH effective Friday, April 20th at 8:00 am, which extends across the entire forest, including Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe Districts. Read the remainder of this entry »

ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, April 12, 2018 – The Lincoln National Forest has issued a closure order for resource protection and for the protection of public health and safety.
The closure order will include areas fenced off by temporary electric fences within Agua Chiquita and Wills Canyon on the Lincoln National Forest (see maps). The closure is necessary to protect people from electric shock and to protect endangered species habitat. The closure shall remain in effect until November 15, 2018. The closure restricts all entry to the restricted area. No authorized roads or trails will be included in the closure. Read the remainder of this entry »

ALAMOGORDO and CLOUDCROFT, NM, February 1, 2018 – The Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento Ranger District is proposing to authorize the following projects:

  • Alamo Peak Special Use Permit;
  • City of Alamogordo Water Pipelines Special Use Permit;
  • Cloudcroft Wastewater Treatment Plant Special Use Permit;
  • Penasco Valley Telephone Special Use Permit;
  • Tri State Special Use Permit;
  • Rails To Trails Trail Projects;
  • Otero County Electric Cooperative Range Powerline;
  • Clayton Trick Tank;
  • Perk Bridge Culvert;
  • Wills Canyon Headcut Repair; and
  • Upper Rio Penasco Stream Restoration I.

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