Lincoln National Forest- Ignition of the Slash Pit Scheduled for Sunday Mar. 1

Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest plan to ignite the slash pit near Cloudcroft, NM off Highway 244 on Sunday, March 1 if conditions permit. Smoke may be visible from Cloudcroft and surrounding communities. For information on the slash pit visit .

Reminder to Purchase A New Fuelwood Permit for 2020

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

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Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Workshops Being Held This Week

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 communities.

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Prescribed Burns Planned Near Mayhill, NM this Fall and Winter

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.

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Forest Service Resumes Fuelwood Permit Sales on Carson, Cibola, Gila, Lincoln, Santa Fe and Tonto National Forests

The 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.

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