Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District inCloudcroft,
NM, plan to prescribed burn in the Walker and Burnt Canyon areas near Mayhill,
NM. The project will begin in November and carry into February.
Exact ignition dates are dependent on weather and fuel moisture
conditions. Fire managers will monitor conditions closely to ensure they fall
within acceptable ranges. Optimal conditions will result in good ventilation
and smoke dispersal, as well as help achieve the desired effects on the ground
during and after the burn.
National Forest will begin selling Christmas Tree permits on Thursday, November
14 for $10.00 each. A limited number of permits will be sold on a first-come,
first-serve basis. You may purchase one permit per household, and up to four
permits for four separate households. The last day to
purchase a permit is December 24.
Court-ordered injunction suspending all timber management activities on the
five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona
has been modified to allow the personal cutting and collection of
fuelwood. The Forest Service will resume permit sales immediately.
Under a recent court-ordered injunction, the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona have suspended
all permit sales for collecting fuelwood.
In addition to fuelwood permits, the six national forests have also suspended all timber management activities, including stewardship contracts, timber sales, thinning and prescribed burns, in order to comply
with the ruling.
The Lincoln National Forest and other forests across the
region are accepting applications for temporary/seasonal summer 2020 positions.
To be considered for a position you must apply online at www.usajob.gov
between Sept 16-25, 2019.
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.