Outdoors Archive

Pile Burning Planned for Sacramento Ranger District

Posted November 6, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (November 6, 2018) – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest will be burning a combination of hand and slash piles in November and December when conditions and weather are favorable. The piles are located along the Alamo Peak road, and in Dry Burnt and Long Canyons near the Sixteen Springs community. The combination of pile burn areas will total approximately 1,000 acres.

The purpose of the project is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities. Reducing hazardous fuels will help reduce the threat of high-severity wildfire to the public, adjacent private property and natural resources in the wildland-urban interface area near surrounding communities. Treatments will help fire managers reintroduce fire into a fire-adapted ecosystem, thus improving forest health, forest structure, forest resiliency and wildlife habitat. Read the remainder of this entry »

Lincoln NF Christmas Tree Permit Sales Begin November 13

Posted October 31, 2018 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (October 31, 2018) – The Lincoln National Forest will begin selling Christmas Tree permits on Tuesday, November 13th for $10.00 each.  A limited number of permits will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.  An individual may purchase only one per household, and up to four permits for four separate households.  The last day to purchase a permit is Friday, December 21st.

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Help Wanted: National Visitor Use Monitoring Surveys

Posted September 26, 2018 By High Country Posts

MMI-2 INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WITH EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS AND A LOVE OF THE OUTDOORS TO CONDUCT “NATIONAL VISITOR MONITORING ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS” THROUGHOUT THE LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST’S SMOKEY BEAR, SACRAMENTO AND GAUALUPE RANGER DISTRICT BEGINNING AROUND OCTOBER 1, 2018, AND CONTINUING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. Read the remainder of this entry »

Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger elevates to EXTREME

Posted May 17, 2018 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – May 17, 2018 – The current Fire Danger Rating on the Lincoln National Forest has elevated to EXTREME, Forest-wide. As a result of the current conditions, the Smokey Bear and Sacramento Districts will elevate to Stage II Fire Restrictions effective Friday, May 18, 2018; and the Guadalupe District will implement Stage I Fire Restrictions, effective Friday, May 18, as well, and by May 18th, the Fire Danger Rating signs will indicate a fire danger of EXTREME across the Forest. Read the remainder of this entry »

SHADY PINES Fairy Garden Soon to be Famous!

Posted March 6, 2018 By High Country Posts

The cover of the April issue New Mexico Magazine will feature Oboist Kendra Johnson’s daughter Mia and her bestie Grace Housler (daughter of Shanny, director of the Cloudcroft Preschool), enjoying the trail by the Hosta bed.
Just WOW!!
We understand that “Cloudcroft Greenery” feature will be all about Shady Pines fairy garden.  Read the remainder of this entry »

CLOUDCROFT and ALAMOGORDO, NM – January 4, 2018 – The Sacramento Ranger District is currently closing several recreation sites for the winter season. At this time, all fee campgrounds, Lower Karr Picnic Area and the Trestle Depot Recreation parking area are closed until April 2018. Karr Canyon Road will be closed from the Courtney Mine Trailhead to the Sunspot Highway. Read the remainder of this entry »