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Sacramento Ranger District to Implement Lewis Prescribed Fire

Posted September 24, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (September 24, 2018) – Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District plan to conduct the Lewis Prescribed Fire sometime between October 2018 and April 2019. The project area is 4,800 acres and is located 1-4 miles south of Weed, NM within the Seep, Perk, Bluewater, and Buck Canyons. Exact ignition dates will depend upon weather and fuel moisture conditions. Fire managers will be monitoring the conditions closely to ensure that they fall within the ranges that have been identified in the burn plan. Burning under optimal conditions will result in good ventilation and smoke dispersal, as well as help achieve the desired effects on the landscape. Read the remainder of this entry »

Tell us About Your Experience in the Lincoln National Forest

Posted September 14, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (September 13, 2018) – Soon you may see contract employees working in the Lincoln National Forest collecting information about your recreational experiences. They will be conducting brief surveys in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along Forest Service roads. They will be wearing bright orange vests and be near a sign that says “Traffic Survey Ahead”. All information you give is confidential and the survey is voluntary. Read the remainder of this entry »

Public Invited to Community Meetings on Forest Plan Revision

Posted September 6, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (September 5, 2018) – The Lincoln National Forest invites the public to attend a community meeting about their effort to revise their Forest Plan. The revised Forest Plan will describe the strategic direction for management of forest resources for the next 15 years.

At the beginning of each meeting an update will be provided on the Forest Plan Revision process, how this series of meetings fits in, what the big-picture community engagement is for plan revision followed by group interactions. Collaboration at these meetings will help determine needed changes to the current plan and create useful dialogue between the forest and nearby residents, users, and interested individuals. The schedule is as follows: Read the remainder of this entry »

Alamogordo, NM (August 3, 2018) – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is offering the public a site visit of the South Sacramento Restoration Project on Thursday, August 23, 2018. The tour will begin at the Sacramento Ranger District Office, 4 Lost Lodge Road, Cloudcroft, New Mexico, at 8 a.m. and will last for approximately 5 hours.

The site visit will be a driving tour that incorporates three stops within the project area where we will discuss the different elements of the project and resource concerns. The tour participants should anticipate short hikes at each site and dress appropriately for seasonal weather conditions. Shuttle vans will be provided; however, participants must bring their own food and water for the day. Read the remainder of this entry »

Cloudcroft Real Estate Update for 1st half 2018

Posted July 14, 2018 By High Country Posts

Cloudcroft Real Estate Update for 1st half 2018…”How’s The Mountain Market?”

Greetings from Blue Canyon Realty, Cloudcroft, New Mexico!  We are writing to share the latest mountain real estate news… but first a little about our beautiful mountain area.

After a very dry winter and spring we are thankful we’ve had some nice recent rains.  The mountain is starting to green up and the wildflowers are bursting into bloom.  The high temperatures for Cloudcroft this week will be in the lower 70’s; just perfect for riding or hiking the trails! Read the remainder of this entry »

Lincoln National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions Effective July 11

Posted July 10, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (July 10, 2018) – Due to increased and widespread precipitation across the Lincoln National Forest, fire restrictions will be lifted forest wide at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11. The monsoonal moisture has also reduced the fire danger level to moderate.

Over the past two weeks, all three districts have received varying amounts of rainfall up to 1.65 inches. The recent rainfall, lower temperatures, and increased humidity have greatly improved fuel moistures making it safe for the public to have attended campfires again. Read the remainder of this entry »