ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM – April 18, 2017 – The Lincoln National Forest proposes to conduct forest restoration activities on up to 140,000 acres on the Sacramento Ranger District. Restoration activities would occur in all ecosystems in the area, including mixed-conifer, ponderosa pine, pinyon-juniper, riparian areas, meadow, and aspen habitat types. The South Sacramento Restoration Project (SSRP) on the Sacramento Ranger District includes areas that either have not been previously treated, or that were previously treated but require additional treatments to support forest restoration and other habitat management goals. Read the remainder of this entry »
Alamogordo and Cloudcroft, NM – April 12, 2017 – The Sacramento Ranger District has opened most recreation sites for the 2017 season. All day-use sites are now open, including the following Forest Service-operated camping areas: Upper Karr Campground, Lower Karr, Bluff Springs, and James Canyon campgrounds. Please be advised that there are no trash pickup services at our Forest Service maintained campgrounds, and a limited number of trash cans are available at Lower Karr/James Canyon. Visitors are encouraged to be good forest stewards. Please remove trash from campsites and ensure that campfires are never left unattended and completely extinguished before leaving the area. Read the remainder of this entry »
ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, April 6, 2017 – For Immediate Release. With the increase in hotter temperatures and drying winds over the past few days, drier fuel moistures have escalated the potential for an increase unwanted wildland fire starts. Based on current weather and fuel conditions and the increase in public and recreational activities within the Forest during the upcoming weeks, the fire danger rating is transitioning to HIGH. The Fire Danger Rating signs across the forest will read “HIGH” effective Friday, April 7th. This HIGH fire danger rating extends across the entire forest, which includes Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe Ranger Districts. Read the remainder of this entry »
The closure order will include areas fenced off by temporary electric fences within Agua Chiquita, Rio Peñasco and Wills Canyon on the Lincoln National Forest. The closure is necessary to protect people from electric shock and to protect New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (endangered species) habitat. The closure will be in effect April 3, 2017 and shall remain in effect until November 15, 2017. The closure restricts all entry to the restricted area. No authorized roads or trails will be included in the closure. Read the remainder of this entry »
Public Comment Sought on the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse habitat improvement projects on the Sacramento Grazing Allotment
ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM – February 28, 2017 – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is proposing to construct habitat improvement projects on the Sacramento Grazing Allotment to aid in the protection of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (NMMJM) critical habitat. Read the remainder of this entry »
ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – January 9, 2017 – The USDA Forest Service is seeking grant applications for forest restoration projects on public and tribal lands in New Mexico by 5 PM, MST, Thursday, February 23, 2017.
“Approximately $3 million will be awarded under the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program this year in New Mexico,” said Southwestern Regional Forester Cal Joyner. “The Forest Service will provide grants of up to $360,000 for projects that will be implemented in four years or less.” Read the remainder of this entry »