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ALAMOGORDO, NM – NOVEMBER 3, 2017 – The Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, will be accepting applications for temporary spring and summer jobs in Arizona and New Mexico from November 1-9, 2017.
More information on temporary employment in the Forest Service’s Southwestern Region can be found at Centralized Temporary Hiring Outreach, including a link to the 2018 Outreach Notice with job listings for the Southwestern Region. Read the remainder of this entry »

Hazard Tree Mitigation/Removal along Sunspot Highway

Posted October 14, 2017 By High Country Posts

  • The Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento Ranger District in partnership with NM Dept. of Transportation will be conducting a hazard tree mitigation project from Oct. 6th – 31st along the SUNSPOT HIGHWAY (NM State Hwy 6563), between Cloudcroft and Sunspot.
  • This project will allow for the removal of dead and dying trees which pose a threat to public safety.
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Prescribed Fire Operations to resume on Sacramento Ranger District

Posted September 24, 2017 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM – September 23, 2017 – Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento Ranger District are planning to resume prescribed fire operations on projects within the boundaries of the Sacramento Ranger District.  Ignitions will take place during optimum weather conditions, beginning in October 2017 and continuing through April 2018, as weather conditions permit. Read the remainder of this entry »

ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, September 20, 2017 – The Lincoln National Forest will host a National Public Lands Day event at Sleepy Grass Campground on September 30 from 9 am to 1 pm. This is a special day to celebrate something we all share – our public lands!  This is a volunteer-based event and participants can be involved in a project that will include:  installing tree shades over freshly planted trees (seedlings) and possibly working on improvements to the campground or adjacent area. People who turn out for the event can even adopt one of the seedlings and receive a special recognition certificate signed by Smokey Bear! Read the remainder of this entry »

Public Comment Sought on New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat

Posted August 14, 2017 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, August 14, 2017 – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is proposing to construct habitat improvement projects on the Agua Chiquita Grazing Allotment to aid in the protection of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (NMMJM) critical habitat.  The purpose of the proposal is to protect and improve the NMMJM habitat within the Agua Chiquita Grazing Allotment to enhance the species viability and allow for continued livestock grazing and recreational activities. Read the remainder of this entry »

Notification of Decision – Hornbuckle Salvage Project

Posted August 3, 2017 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, August 1, 2017 – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest has completed the analysis and a decision has been reached for the Hornbuckle Salvage Project. The project area covers approximately 14 acres of National Forest System land within Hornbuckle Canyon in Otero County, New Mexico (Figure 1). The project area is approximately 0.6 miles west of the Sacramento River Road, directly on the south side of Forest Road 90 (Westside Rd.) and is located in Township 18 South, Range 11 East, Section 25; and Township 18 South, Range 12 East, Section 30. Read the remainder of this entry »