Forest Plan Revision – Public Workshops Scheduled for November

Posted October 22, 2015 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, NM – October 22, 2015 – For Immediate Release – The Lincoln National Forest will be hosting public workshops during the first two weeks in November.  During the Assessment Phase of Forest Plan Revision, the public is invited to help identify ecological, social, and economic conditions and trends as they relate to the Lincoln National Forest.  This information will be beneficial as the team continues with the Assessment Phase of the Forest Plan Revision. Read the remainder of this entry »


LNFALAMOGORDO, NM – October 7, 2015 – For Immediate Release – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest announced today that the public is invited to attend a public scoping meeting regarding the proposed Westside Sacramento Mountains Watershed Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project. The meeting is on Thursday, October 22nd at 6 p.m., at the Alamogordo Civic Center, located at 800 East First Street in Alamogordo. Read the remainder of this entry »


US Forest Service Awards Next Generation 2.0 Airtanker Contracts

Posted October 1, 2015 By High Country Posts

The U.S. Forest Service has awarded Exclusive Use contracts to three companies to provide seven more Next Generation Airtankers for wildfire suppression beginning this year.

The new Exclusive Use contracts for Next Generation Airtankers will go to:

  • Aero-Flite, Inc., Spokane, Washington – 2 Avro RJ85s
  • Neptune Aviation Services, Inc., Missoula, Montana – 4 BAe-146s
  • 10 Tanker Air Carrier, LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico – 1 DC-10 Read the remainder of this entry »

SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico State Parks Division invites schools and teachers to apply for transportation grants to take school children to State Parks during the 2015-2016 school year. This is the eighth year of the Kids ‘n Parks Transportation Grants, a component of the highly successful New Mexico Outdoor Classroom Program. Applications are due by October 16th. Read the remainder of this entry »


LNFAlamogordo, Cloudcroft, NM – September 24, 2015 – Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento District plan to take advantage of favorable weather and burning conditions during the upcoming fall and winter months.
District personnel will focus on multiple projects that include pile and broadcast burning. These prescribed fire projects are located at various sites within the Sacramento Ranger District: Read the remainder of this entry »


Hunter Attacked by Bear Near Wagon Mound

Posted September 15, 2015 By High Country Posts

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishRATON – Department of Game and Fish conservation officers are searching for a bear that attacked a 60-year-old man from Missouri who was elk hunting Thursday afternoon west of Wagon Mound.

The hunter climbed a tree to try to escape the attacking bear, but received bites to his foot through his boot when the bear climbed up after him. He was taken to the Alta Vista Hospital in Las Vegas, N.M., where he was treated and released.Officers used dogs to search for the offending bear soon after the attack, but rain caused the scent to deteriorate and the bear was not found. A trap was set in the area. Officers will continue to search for the bear to test it for rabies. Bear hair was found at the attack site and will help in identifying the offending bear. Read the remainder of this entry »