LNFALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, NM, June 2, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest have made the decision to manage the 588 Fire for multiple objectives. This lightning-caused fire was discovered on the evening of May 31 and is located about 4 miles south of Glencoe, NM. Wildfires that are ignited naturally (by lightning) may be candidates for this type of management, given the ignition occurs in the right place at the right time. Over the past two days, the fire behavior on the 588 Fire has been described as “creeping” through grass with small flames (up to 3-inches), resulting in growth to 3 acres, as of today. The over-story is predominantly piñon juniper with some occasional ponderosa pine trees. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Returns to HIGH  

Posted May 27, 2016 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, May 27, 2016 – 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 new fire starts. Based on current weather and fuel conditions and the increase in public and recreational activities within the Forest during the upcoming holiday, the fire danger rating now sits at HIGH.  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 »

      

LNFALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, May 19, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Recent rain showers over the past few weeks have resulted in temporary relief and a brief delay of the upcoming fire season. Fire officials have determined that now, with the precipitation we’ve received, current conditions reflect a MODERATE fire danger rating for the entire forest, which includes Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe Ranger Districts.  As the season progresses and hotter, drier days become more prevalent, the fire danger rating is expected to increase. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

New Fire Start – Test Fire
FIRE UPDATE:  5/16/16, 6:50 PM
Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District
Date/Time Detected: 5/16/16  3:38 pm
Location: Approximately 3 miles northwest of Mayhill, NM
Lat/Long: 32 deg, 57 min, 29.67 sec X 105 deg, 29 min, 24.71 min
Legal Description: T16S, R14E, Sec 3 Read the remainder of this entry »

      

LNFALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM – May 5, 2016 The Lincoln National forest has issued a closure order (08-277) pursuant to 16 U.S.C § 551 and 36 C.F.R. 261.50 (a) to protect New Mexico meadow jumping mouse occupied habitat (areas within critical habitat where the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse is known to persist).  Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Lincoln National Forest – NEW FIRE START – Pendleton Fire

Posted April 25, 2016 By High Country Posts

LNFNew Fire Start – “Pendleton Fire”

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Date/Time Detected: 4/25/16  1:50 pm

Location: Approximately 4 miles southwest of Weed, NM and 15 miles southeast of Cloudcroft, NM Read the remainder of this entry »