Outdoors Archive

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 »

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 »