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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

      

LNFALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NMApril 12, 2016 – With the abundant moisture from the 2015/2016 winter months and the moisture received in the last several weeks, fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District in Cloudcroft, NM, plan to implement prescribed fire operations on the Wet Burnt project during the last two weeks of April and possibly through the end of May.  Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Increases to HIGH

Posted April 1, 2016 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – March 31, 2016 – A combination of low moisture, persistent drought, winds and warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to elevate the fire danger rating to HIGH.  All three districts, Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe are experiencing conditions that warrant the “HIGH” fire danger rating, which will be displayed on all forest-wide fire danger rating signs, effective Friday, April 1st. Read the remainder of this entry »