U.S. Forest Service - Lincoln National Forest

U.S. Forest Service - Lincoln National Forest The Lincoln National Forest covers over 1.1 million acres in southeastern NM in the Sacramento, Capitan and Guadalupe Mountains.
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East Mountain Fire is now 50% contained. Thank you to our firefighters! https://nmfireinfo.com/2020/06/05/east-mountain-...
06/05/2020
East Mountain Fire Final Update 6/5/2020- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

East Mountain Fire is now 50% contained. Thank you to our firefighters! https://nmfireinfo.com/2020/06/05/east-mountain-fire-final-update-6-5-2020-lincoln-national-forest-smokey-bear-ranger-district/

Incident Name: East Mountain Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 5.7 acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wi…

The East Mountain Fire burning on the southside of the Capitan Mountains grew by just one acre overnight and is holding ...
06/03/2020
East Mountain Fire Update 6/3/2020- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

The East Mountain Fire burning on the southside of the Capitan Mountains grew by just one acre overnight and is holding at three acres. Last night two single-engine air tankers dropped fire retardant adjacent to the fire, which is burning in primarily pinyon-juniper vegetation and dead and down logs left over from the Peppin Fire in 2004. Mother nature also lent a helping hand, as the fire received rain last night. https://nmfireinfo.com/2020/06/03/east-mountain-fire-update-6-3-2020-lincoln-national-forest-smokey-bear-ranger-district/

Incident Name: East Mountain Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 3 acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wild…

06/03/2020
Tent Caterpillars

Ever wonder what those white webs are in the aspen trees? Well its not a spider web, it’s a caterpillar “tent”.

New Fire Start on the Smokey Bear Ranger District. The East Mountain Fire is approx. 2 acres and is burning in on the so...
06/03/2020
East Mountain Fire- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

New Fire Start on the Smokey Bear Ranger District. The East Mountain Fire is approx. 2 acres and is burning in on the south side of the Capitan Mountains. Smoke is visible from Highway 220 and Airport Rd. https://nmfireinfo.com/2020/06/02/east-mountain-fire-lincoln-national-forest-smokey-bear-ranger-district/

This is an update to the post made earlier this evening about the new fire start on the Smokey Bear Ranger District. In order to get information out to the public as quickly as possible, the fire h…

We are happy you're coming to use your public lands we just ask that you take your trash with you. #LincolnNationalFores...
05/29/2020

We are happy you're coming to use your public lands we just ask that you take your trash with you. #LincolnNationalForest

We are unfortunately temporarily closing Sitting Bull Falls outside Carlsbad, NM because we are no longer able to safely...
05/28/2020

We are unfortunately temporarily closing Sitting Bull Falls outside Carlsbad, NM because we are no longer able to safely support the record visitation numbers we are seeing. Last weekend over 3000 people visited the area leaving behind human waste and trash. While the site is closed, we will take this opportunity to do maintainence and make the site even better for when we reopen. We will be installing new, more sanitary sinks and working to collect enough cleaning supplies and PPE to reopen the site.

Thank you to all the heroes who gave their lives in military service to this nation. #MemorialDay
05/25/2020

Thank you to all the heroes who gave their lives in military service to this nation. #MemorialDay

Many forests across the country are experiencing record-setting visitation. These COVID-19 #LeaveNoTrace guidelines will...
05/23/2020

Many forests across the country are experiencing record-setting visitation. These COVID-19 #LeaveNoTrace guidelines will help keep you and the forest safe and healthy.

Your health and safety are our priority. If you’re planning to visit us for #MemorialDay weekend, please prepare yoursel...
05/22/2020

Your health and safety are our priority. If you’re planning to visit us for #MemorialDay weekend, please prepare yourself by reviewing our safety tips. #LincolnNationalForest

05/22/2020

We are working hard to reopen developed recreation sites by #MemorialDay weekend in anticipation of the summer recreation season. Apache, Silver, Saddle, Pines, Deerhead, and Sleepygrass Campgrounds will be open this weekend at a maximum 25% capacity. #LincolnNationalForest

We are working closely with our partners to collectively determine the best path forward to safely reopening closed site...
05/20/2020
Forest Service Visitor Map

We are working closely with our partners to collectively determine the best path forward to safely reopening closed sites. Our interactive map can help you plan your visit this #MemorialDay weekend: https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/index.html

Explore your National Forests and Grasslands with the new and improved Visitor Map 2.0!

Nationwide, most of your national forests and grasslands, including the Lincoln, remain open for you to enjoy. We look f...
05/19/2020

Nationwide, most of your national forests and grasslands, including the Lincoln, remain open for you to enjoy. We look forward to the day when all locations can safely reopen. #LincolnNationalForest

The Lincoln National Forest is named after President Lincoln, who established the Department of Agriculture on May 15, 1...
05/15/2020

The Lincoln National Forest is named after President Lincoln, who established the Department of Agriculture on May 15, 1862.

On May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act of Congress establishing "a Department of Agriculture." http://ow.ly/CW7D30icM21

05/14/2020

A beautiful day on the Lincoln. Don’t forget to tag your photos #LincolnNationalForest

Otero County was highlighted in this article partially because of the Lincoln National Forest and White Sands National P...
05/13/2020
The most beautiful county, parish or borough in every state

Otero County was highlighted in this article partially because of the Lincoln National Forest and White Sands National Park.
"In the heart of the county, Lincoln National Forest offers rolling scenery of a different color."
https://www.msn.com/en-ie/travel/other/the-most-beautiful-county-parish-or-borough-in-every-state/ss-BB13XB9A?li=BBr5MKc#image=32

Which are the most beautiful counties in each state, the most breathtaking borough in Alaska and the best parish to explore in Louisiana, from the places with the best cities to areas of natural beauty

The Willie White Trail is 5.2 miles long and is open for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, motorcycle riding, a...
05/11/2020

The Willie White Trail is 5.2 miles long and is open for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, motorcycle riding, and OHVs less than or equal to 50" wide. The trail meanders up through the mountains and passes by open meadows. If you keep your eyes open you may find railroad ties or bolts from the railroads that used to zigzag its way through the Sacramento Mountains. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lincoln/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=34454&actid=50 #TrailoftheWeek #lincolnnationalforest #HikeNewMexico #Cloudcroft #BluffSprings #SacramentoRangerDistrict

Thumbs up if you want to hike these trails. #lincolnnationalforest #smokeybearrangerdistrict #hiking #nationalforest #fo...
05/06/2020

Thumbs up if you want to hike these trails. #lincolnnationalforest #smokeybearrangerdistrict #hiking #nationalforest #forestservice #ruidoso

We are hiring for wildland firefighters. Apply athttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566953100 Make sure to choos...
05/05/2020
Forestry Technician (Hotshot/Handcrew)

We are hiring for wildland firefighters. Apply at
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566953100 Make sure to choose either Sacramento or Ruidoso as your preferred location.

Job Corps graduates of fire certified programs are encouraged to apply. These positions are located within USDA Forest Service Region 3, Southwest Region. The purpose of the position is wildland fire suppression/management/control as a specialized firefighter with responsibility fo...

It's National Volunteer Month! Emily and Hap have been volunteering with the Guadalupe Ranger District since January 202...
04/24/2020

It's National Volunteer Month! Emily and Hap have been volunteering with the Guadalupe Ranger District since January 2020. They have been instrumental in getting Sitting Bull Falls up and ready for the summer season. They were supposed to leave us on April 1, however their next gig in Utah was cancelled due to COVID-19, so we get to keep them a little bit longer! The next time you see a volunteer in a National Forest, be sure to thank them, as they play a crucial role in making National Forests a fun and enjoyable experience. #nationalvolunteermonth #forestservice #thankavolunteer

On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we can still appreciate the wondrous beauty of our planet and the extraordinary sc...
04/22/2020

On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we can still appreciate the wondrous beauty of our planet and the extraordinary science that helps us understand how it all works – and we can do it from our homes. NASA has collected activities, videos, special programs and other materials to help you observe “Earth Day at Home”. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/earthdayathome-with-nasa/ #EarthDayAtHome #EarthDay

04/19/2020
Most Americans can name several National Parks. Ask the same person to name a few National Forest and they’ll probably s...
04/16/2020
10 Things You Didn't Know About Our National Forests - National Forest Foundation

Most Americans can name several National Parks. Ask the same person to name a few National Forest and they’ll probably struggle to identify more than one. The National Forest System is a vast and rich component of our public lands. Check out this list to learn more about these amazing places.
https://www.nationalforests.org/blog/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-our-national-forests

April 25, 2014 Category: The National Forest System by Hannah Featherman Facebook Twitter Pintrest Email Most Americans can name several National Parks. Ask the same person to name a few National Forest and they’ll probably struggle to identify more than one. The National Forest System is a vast a...

Fire Restrictions are in Effect: Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills a...
04/15/2020

Fire Restrictions are in Effect: Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood-burning stoves is prohibited. For more info visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/lincoln/news-events

Santa Fe National Forest firefighter Terrance Gallegos, who went to Australia to help combat the country’s recent unprec...
04/14/2020
Our Land: How Australia’s Bush Fires Might Inform New Mexico’s Upcoming Fire Season

Santa Fe National Forest firefighter Terrance Gallegos, who went to Australia to help combat the country’s recent unprecedented wildfires, which burned more than 72,000 square miles and destroyed some 6,000 buildings looks ahead to New Mexico’s fire season.
https://www.newmexicopbs.org/productions/newmexicoinfocus/our-land-how-australias-bush-fires-might-inform-new-mexicos-upcoming-fire-season/

April 10, 2020 – Our Land correspondent Laura Paskus sits down with Santa Fe National Forest firefighter Terrance Gallegos, who went to Australia to help combat the country’s recent unprecedented wildfires, which burned more than

04/13/2020
Playing with Fire

A personal behind the scenes look at what Smokejumpers encounter from the locker room to a live fire on the forest. https://youtu.be/A6QfMdKCkzE

A personal behind the scenes look at what Smokejumpers encounter from the locker room to a live fire on the forest ground.

04/10/2020

The fire danger rating is now at MODERATE for the
Lincoln National Forest.

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3463 Las Palomas Road
Alamogordo, NM
88310

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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A Brief History of the Lincoln National Forest

The Lincoln National Forest traces its origins through fifteen presidential proclamations and four presidents. Beginning in July 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt established the Lincoln Forest Reserve which was adjusted through four proclamations, until it reached the modern boundaries of today’s Smokey Bear Ranger District. In 1905 with the establishment of the U.S. Forest Service, forest reserves began to be called National Forests. The Guadalupe and Sacramento National Forests were established in April of 1907. In March 1909 they were combined and became the Alamo National Forest. President Calvin Coolidge combined the Lincoln and the Alamo National Forest on July 17, 1924. At this point, the previously separate Southeastern New Mexico National Forests were under one banner, the Lincoln National Forest.

The Lincoln National Forest covers lands in the Capitan Mountain Range, Guadalupe Mountain Range and Sacramento Mountain Range, which includes the Jicarilla, Patos, Veracruz and White Mountains. It encompasses environments from the desert shrubs at the floor of the Chihuahuan Desert through forests of Piñon, Pine and Juniper, to sub-alpine grasslands above the tree-line.

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Does anyone know how busy the campsites are right now?
How do we make comment on the proposed new wilderness areas?
Banning wood cutting & responsible forest thininng is endangering our lives. Many in Lincoln County rely solely on wood for heat. Also, wildfires in the W.U.I.A. will once again threaten our homes & businesses not to mention kill wildlife that is special to us all.
Dear Firefighter, I would like to invite you to the 14th World Firefighters Games which are to be held in Aalborg Denmark August 22 to August 29, 2020. The World Firefighters Games is the largest event held for firefighters with fantastic competition in a great atmosphere. To enable you to attend you must be one of the following. 1 Full time Professional Firefighter 2 Retained Firefighter 3 Volunteer Firefighter (for Any Company or Department) 4 Industrial Firefighter 5 Defence Force Firefighter 6 Fire Support Staff 7 Retired from any of the above 8 Spouses of any of the above 9 Children of any of the above over 18 years The games bring together, Firefighters (and their families) from all around the world to compete in over 50 events over eight days. For more information please visit the official games website https://www.wfg2020.dk/ or contact us by email [email protected] . We look forward to seeing you in Aalborg next year. Kind Regards John Hartley Executive Director World Firefighters Games
Sacramento Lookout Tower - the gate in the chain link fence around the bottom of the tower has been removed from it's hinges allowing access to the tower. The email link for the SRD on the LNF website does not work.
We have seen no slurry planes all day ! Now look at Capitan Peak !
We have seen no slurry planes all day !! Now look at Capitan Peak !
Thank you for meeting in Arabela tonight. Mine and everyone else’s gratitude for doing this !! God bless our Firefighters !! US and local !!
This report was inspirational. The forest service looks and sounds competent. They are taking all sides seriously. Thanks for the updates and handouts from the post office.
Thank you so much for the hard work !! I am from Arabela and have prayed for y’all !
How practical would it be to release Florida Predatory Stink bugs in Lincoln National Forest? Euthyrhynchus floridanus, the Florida predatory stink bug, is a species of carnivorous shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It native to the hottest parts of the southeastern United States and is considered beneficial because it feeds on many species of pest insects.
First Day of Winter - the coldest season of the year in the northern hemisphere begins - Friday, December 21. There are many things to see and do on the Lincoln National Forest during the snowy winter months, and is a playground for those who enjoy winter fun. (photo credit: Sean Donaldson - U.S. Forest Service)