The Lincoln National Forest wishes to remind all fuelwood cutters that tags and permits purchased during the 2019 calendar year expire on December 31, 2019.
Personal use firewood permits for 2020 will be available for purchase on January
2, 2020 and cost $20.00 for four cords of wood. New firewood cutting areas and
maps were recently added to the Lincoln National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/main/lincoln/passes-permits/forestproducts.
The USDA Forest Service
Southwestern Region will be accepting applications for the Collaborative Forest
Restoration Program (CFRP) in 2020 to carry out forest restoration projects on
public lands in New Mexico pending federal appropriations.
By working together, small
business owners, conservation and environmental organizations, community
groups, tribes, colleges, universities and other organizations can qualify for
CFRP grants for forest restoration projects that reduce the threat of wildfire,
improve watershed conditions, and provide jobs and training to local
Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District inCloudcroft,
NM, plan to prescribed burn in the Walker and Burnt Canyon areas near Mayhill,
NM. The project will begin in November and carry into February.
Exact ignition dates are dependent on weather and fuel moisture
conditions. Fire managers will monitor conditions closely to ensure they fall
within acceptable ranges. Optimal conditions will result in good ventilation
and smoke dispersal, as well as help achieve the desired effects on the ground
during and after the burn.
National Forest will begin selling Christmas Tree permits on Thursday, November
14 for $10.00 each. A limited number of permits will be sold on a first-come,
first-serve basis. You may purchase one permit per household, and up to four
permits for four separate households. The last day to
purchase a permit is December 24.
Court-ordered injunction suspending all timber management activities on the
five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona
has been modified to allow the personal cutting and collection of
fuelwood. The Forest Service will resume permit sales immediately.
Under a recent court-ordered injunction, the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona have suspended
all permit sales for collecting fuelwood.
In addition to fuelwood permits, the six national forests have also suspended all timber management activities, including stewardship contracts, timber sales, thinning and prescribed burns, in order to comply
with the ruling.