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 »
Lincoln National Forest Archive
Public Comment Sought on the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse habitat improvement projects on the Sacramento Grazing Allotment
ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM – February 28, 2017 – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is proposing to construct habitat improvement projects on the Sacramento Grazing Allotment to aid in the protection of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (NMMJM) critical habitat. Read the remainder of this entry »
Status: The Seven Cabins fire was reported Sunday morning (2/26/17). Forest Service firefighters arrived on scene around 10:30 am and determined the fire to be 5-7 acres. The fire is burning in very rough, rugged terrain – through dense slash, juniper and grass. Winds gusting to 20 mph resulted in additional fire growth (now estimated at 50 – 100 acres). The Incident Commander ordered additional firefighting resources to assist with the suppression efforts. Several interagency engines from within zone (Pecos Zone) responded today and three crews are expected to arrive tomorrow (2/27/17). Read the remainder of this entry »
ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – January 9, 2017 – The USDA Forest Service is seeking grant applications for forest restoration projects on public and tribal lands in New Mexico by 5 PM, MST, Thursday, February 23, 2017.
“Approximately $3 million will be awarded under the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program this year in New Mexico,” said Southwestern Regional Forester Cal Joyner. “The Forest Service will provide grants of up to $360,000 for projects that will be implemented in four years or less.” Read the remainder of this entry »
Alamogordo, Ruidoso, Cloudcroft, and Carlsbad, NM – December 14, 2016 – Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest’s Smokey Bear and Sacramento Districts plan to continue to take advantage of favorable weather and burning conditions through the month of January. No prescribed fire activities are planned on the Guadalupe District during this time.
District personnel will focus on multiple projects that include pile and broadcast burning. These prescribed fire projects are located at various sites within the Smokey Bear and Sacramento Districts: Read the remainder of this entry »
ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM – DECEMBER 7, 2016 – For immediate release. The Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento Ranger District is accepting public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Westside Sacramento Mountains Watershed Restoration and Fuels Reduction project. The analysis area encompasses approximately 3,206 acres on the western slope of the Sacramento Mountains, including two treatment areas in the vicinity of La Luz and Maruche Canyons, and three clustered treatment areas near Laborcita Canyon. Read the remainder of this entry »