Lincoln National Forest Archive

Alamogordo and Cloudcroft, NM – April 12, 2017 – The Sacramento Ranger District has opened most recreation sites for the 2017 season. All day-use sites are now open, including the following Forest Service-operated camping areas:  Upper Karr Campground, Lower Karr, Bluff Springs, and James Canyon campgrounds. Please be advised that there are no trash pickup services at our Forest Service maintained campgrounds, and a limited number of trash cans are available at Lower Karr/James Canyon. Visitors are encouraged to be good forest stewards. Please remove trash from campsites and ensure that campfires are never left unattended and completely extinguished before leaving the area. Read the remainder of this entry »

Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger transitions to HIGH

Posted April 6, 2017 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, April 6, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  With the increase in hotter temperatures and drying winds over the past few days, drier fuel moistures have escalated the potential for an increase unwanted wildland fire starts. Based on current weather and fuel conditions and the increase in public and recreational activities within the Forest during the upcoming weeks, the fire danger rating is transitioning to HIGH.  The Fire Danger Rating signs across the forest will read “HIGH” effective Friday, April 7th.  This HIGH fire danger rating extends across the entire forest, which includes Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe Ranger Districts. Read the remainder of this entry »

Temporary Closure Order in effect on Sacramento Ranger District

Posted April 4, 2017 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, April 3, 2017 – For Immediate Release. 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, Rio Peñasco and Wills Canyon on the Lincoln National Forest. The closure is necessary to protect people from electric shock and to protect New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (endangered species) habitat. The closure will be in effect April 3, 2017 and shall remain in effect until November 15, 2017. 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 »

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ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, March 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  The Lincoln National Forest is in the early stages of planning a project in the Sacramento Mountains located within the Sacramento Ranger District, south of Cloudcroft, NM.  The forest is proposing a landscape scale forest restoration project to address forest health and hazardous fuels concerns.  Read the remainder of this entry »

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ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, March 2, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  The Lincoln National Forest is in the early stages of planning a project in the Sacramento Mountains located within the Sacramento Ranger District, south of Cloudcroft, NM.  The forest is proposing a landscape scale forest restoration project to address forest health and hazardous fuels concerns.  Read the remainder of this entry »

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ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, March 2, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  A combination of low moisture, long term effects of persistent drought, winds and increasingly warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to rate the current fire danger as MODERATE. All fire danger rating signs on the Lincoln National Forest will be displaying MODERATE beginning Monday, March 6th.  This rating reflects conditions on all three districts, including Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe. The fire danger is expected to increase as spring conditions intensify and hot summer weather approaches. Read the remainder of this entry »

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