US Forest Service - Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands

US Forest Service - Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands The National Forest Foundation presents the Cibola National Forest and Grasslands The National Forest Foundation, chartered by Congress, engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System, administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests.

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The Forest Service manages a system of 155 national forests, 20 national grasslands, and 222 research and experimental forests, as well as other special areas, covering more than 192 million acres of public land. The Forest Service has evolved into a 30,000 employee agency that manages the national forests for a number of multiple uses, including recreation, timber, wilderness, minerals, water, grazing, fish, and wildlife.

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Work before Play!!!With the chill of fall, comes the hope for lots of snow at the Capulin Snow Play Area!Back in Septemb...
11/24/2021

Work before Play!!!

With the chill of fall, comes the hope for lots of snow at the Capulin Snow Play Area!

Back in September, Sandia Ranger District staff and volunteers from Friends of the Sandia Mountains (FOSM) and the Talking Talons Youth Leadership/Youth Conservation Corps (TTYL/YCC) had a workday to prepare the Capulin Snow Play Area for winter fun. The crew mowed snow play slopes, removed smaller trees and brush from the field, trimmed back vegetation from roads, trails and facilities.

During the winter, the Sandia Ranger District staff clears walkways of heavy snow for access to facilities, maintains restrooms, removes trash and evaluates the conditions to ensure that all areas have proper snow coverage for opening of the Capulin Snow Play Area.

Let it snow! Hope to see you on the slopes soon!

Thanks to our volunteers!
https://www.talkingtalons.org/
https://friendsofthesandias.org/

NOW HIRING!Summer Internships for the Cibola National Forest and National GrasslandsVisit us online at: https://www.fs.u...
11/23/2021

NOW HIRING!
Summer Internships for the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands

Visit us online at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/jobs/events for eligibility details, application tips, and job seeker webinars.

APPLY ON USAJOBS.GOV
Open & closing dates: NOV 23 to DEC 7
#WORKFORNATURE

Natural Resource Interns: in Cheyenne, OK; Grants, NM and Tijeras, NM
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/623525700

Engineering Interns: in Albuquerque, NM
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/623524600

Archeology Interns: in Albuquerque, NM
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/623522600

NOW HIRING!
Summer Internships for the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands

Visit us online at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/jobs/events for eligibility details, application tips, and job seeker webinars.

APPLY ON USAJOBS.GOV
Open & closing dates: NOV 23 to DEC 7
#WORKFORNATURE

Natural Resource Interns: in Cheyenne, OK; Grants, NM and Tijeras, NM
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/623525700

Engineering Interns: in Albuquerque, NM
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/623524600

Archeology Interns: in Albuquerque, NM
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/623522600

USDA Secretary Vilsack has authorized an early release tomorrow of employees in advance of Thanksgiving Day federal holi...
11/23/2021

USDA Secretary Vilsack has authorized an early release tomorrow of employees in advance of Thanksgiving Day federal holiday on Thursday.

All Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands offices will close tomorrow (Wednesday Nov 24th) at 2:30 pm.

All offices will be closed on Thurs Nov. 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving Day federal holiday.

Regular business hours will resume on Friday Nov. 26th.

USDA Secretary Vilsack has authorized an early release tomorrow of employees in advance of Thanksgiving Day federal holiday on Thursday.

All Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands offices will close tomorrow (Wednesday Nov 24th) at 2:30 pm.

All offices will be closed on Thurs Nov. 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving Day federal holiday.

Regular business hours will resume on Friday Nov. 26th.

Fall is in full swing and the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands would like to remind residents that fuelwoo...
11/23/2021

Fall is in full swing and the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands would like to remind residents that fuelwood permits are available for the Mt Taylor, Magdalena and Kiowa Ranger Districts.

Mt. Taylor Ranger District: personal use fuelwood permits will be available for sale until December 15, 2021 for $2.00 per cord, with a 10 cords minimum/maximum purchase of $20.00, at the:
Mt. Taylor Ranger District Office, 1800 Lobo Canyon Rd in Grants NM. #505-287-8833. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cibola NF & NGs Supervisor’s Office, 2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque NM. #505-346-3900. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Note: there are no sales of fuelwood permits at the Fort Wingate location for the 2021-2022 season.

Magdalena Ranger District: personal use fuelwood permits will be available for sale until February 28, 2022 for $5.00 per cord of greenwood with a 4-cord minimum/maximum at $20 and $2.00 per cord for dead/down/standing with a 10-cord minimum/maximum at $20, at the following locations:
Magdalena Ranger District Office, 203 First St. Magdalena NM. #575-854-2281. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Cibola NF & NGs Supervisor’s Office, 2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque NM. #505-346-3900. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mountainair Ranger District: is currently not selling fuelwood permits.

Kiowa Ranger District: fuelwood permits will be available for sale until February 15, 2022 for $5.00 per cord, with a minimum purchase of $20.00 at the following location:
Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands, 714 Main St., Clayton, NM. #575-374-9652. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on Cibola NF & NGs Firewood Permits go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/cibola/passes-permits/forestproducts.

As a reminder, to reduce the risk of wildfire, please ensure that you are gathering fuelwood responsibly including the use of spark arrestors for chainsaws, and checking current fire restrictions. To learn more about safety and visiting your national forest please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/know-before-you-go

Fall is in full swing and the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands would like to remind residents that fuelwood permits are available for the Mt Taylor, Magdalena and Kiowa Ranger Districts.

Mt. Taylor Ranger District: personal use fuelwood permits will be available for sale until December 15, 2021 for $2.00 per cord, with a 10 cords minimum/maximum purchase of $20.00, at the:
Mt. Taylor Ranger District Office, 1800 Lobo Canyon Rd in Grants NM. #505-287-8833. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cibola NF & NGs Supervisor’s Office, 2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque NM. #505-346-3900. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Note: there are no sales of fuelwood permits at the Fort Wingate location for the 2021-2022 season.

Magdalena Ranger District: personal use fuelwood permits will be available for sale until February 28, 2022 for $5.00 per cord of greenwood with a 4-cord minimum/maximum at $20 and $2.00 per cord for dead/down/standing with a 10-cord minimum/maximum at $20, at the following locations:
Magdalena Ranger District Office, 203 First St. Magdalena NM. #575-854-2281. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Cibola NF & NGs Supervisor’s Office, 2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque NM. #505-346-3900. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mountainair Ranger District: is currently not selling fuelwood permits.

Kiowa Ranger District: fuelwood permits will be available for sale until February 15, 2022 for $5.00 per cord, with a minimum purchase of $20.00 at the following location:
Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands, 714 Main St., Clayton, NM. #575-374-9652. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on Cibola NF & NGs Firewood Permits go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/cibola/passes-permits/forestproducts.

As a reminder, to reduce the risk of wildfire, please ensure that you are gathering fuelwood responsibly including the use of spark arrestors for chainsaws, and checking current fire restrictions. To learn more about safety and visiting your national forest please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/know-before-you-go

The Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands Supervisor’s Office and all Ranger District offices will close Thursday...
11/23/2021

The Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands Supervisor’s Office and all Ranger District offices will close Thursday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Day federal holiday.

Normal business hours will resume Friday, November 26th.

Christmas tree cutting permits for the Magdalena, Mountainair and Mt. Taylor Ranger Districts are now on sale through https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/. For more information go to Cibola NF Christmas Tree Permits go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cibola/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=fseprd820795

The Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands Supervisor’s Office and all Ranger District offices will close Thursday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Day federal holiday.

Normal business hours will resume Friday, November 26th.

Christmas tree cutting permits for the Magdalena, Mountainair and Mt. Taylor Ranger Districts are now on sale through https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/. For more information go to Cibola NF Christmas Tree Permits go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cibola/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=fseprd820795

New Fire Start on the Sandia Ranger District:Cienega Canyon FireReported start date / time: November 22, 2021 - 0700Caus...
11/22/2021

New Fire Start on the Sandia Ranger District:
Cienega Canyon Fire

Reported start date / time: November 22, 2021 - 0700

Cause: Human caused

Size: .5 acres

Location: Cienega Canyon, East Mountains – Sandia Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs).

Containment: Mopping up and securing containment. Will continuing monitoring.

Fuels: Mixed Conifer and Pine litter.

Resources on scene: Firefighters from the Cibola National Forest and Bernalillo County Fire Dept.

Safety: The health and safety of firefighters and the public are always the first priority. Members of the public should stay away from the area of Cienega Canyon.

Smoke may be visible in the surrounding areas of Tijeras, Edgewood, Moriarty and Albuquerque.
Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website nmtracking.org

This will be the only release on this fire unless conditions or the situation warrants additional information.

For more information on Cienega Canyon Fire contact:
Sandia Ranger District Office: 505-281-3304
Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Supervisor’s Office: 505-346-3900

New Fire Start on the Sandia Ranger District:
Cienega Canyon Fire

Reported start date / time: November 22, 2021 - 0700

Cause: Human caused

Size: .5 acres

Location: Cienega Canyon, East Mountains – Sandia Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs).

Containment: Mopping up and securing containment. Will continuing monitoring.

Fuels: Mixed Conifer and Pine litter.

Resources on scene: Firefighters from the Cibola National Forest and Bernalillo County Fire Dept.

Safety: The health and safety of firefighters and the public are always the first priority. Members of the public should stay away from the area of Cienega Canyon.

Smoke may be visible in the surrounding areas of Tijeras, Edgewood, Moriarty and Albuquerque.
Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website nmtracking.org

This will be the only release on this fire unless conditions or the situation warrants additional information.

For more information on Cienega Canyon Fire contact:
Sandia Ranger District Office: 505-281-3304
Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Supervisor’s Office: 505-346-3900

11/22/2021

BCFD along with the US Forest Service is currently working small 1/2 acre fire in the East Mountains in the area of Crest RD. Smoke may be visible.

Remember Bernalillo County NM, Be Safe!

Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters AssociationBernalillo County Emergency Communications Department

#firefighters #BCFD #eastmountain #BernalilloCounty

It's #GeographyAwarenessWeek!  A geographic information system lets users display different types of data.With the U.S. ...
11/20/2021
Forest Service Visitor Map

It's #GeographyAwarenessWeek! A geographic information system lets users display different types of data.

With the U.S. Forest Service Interactive Visitor Map, users can find different kinds of recreation info for national forests and grasslands—everything from hiking to nature viewing to accessibility information.

Download the “Visitor Map” app to your mobile device or find it on our website: https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/.

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

According to the Department of Justice, American Indian and Alaska Native women are missing and murdered at a rate of mo...
11/19/2021

According to the Department of Justice, American Indian and Alaska Native women are missing and murdered at a rate of more than 10 times the national average in some counties.

Red Shawl Week and Red Shawl Day (November 19) is a time to bring attention to the horrible acts of violence committed against Indigenous peoples, particularly women and children.

Throughout the week, people are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of the loss of sacred lifeblood through violence.

Learn more about the U.S. Department of the Interior's Missing & Murdered Unit within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services at https://www.bia.gov/bia/ojs/missing-murdered-unit
#RedShawlWeek #RedShawlDay

According to the Department of Justice, American Indian and Alaska Native women are missing and murdered at a rate of more than 10 times the national average in some counties.

Red Shawl Week and Red Shawl Day (November 19) is a time to bring attention to the horrible acts of violence committed against Indigenous peoples, particularly women and children.

Throughout the week, people are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of the loss of sacred lifeblood through violence.

Learn more about the U.S. Department of the Interior's Missing & Murdered Unit within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services at https://www.bia.gov/bia/ojs/missing-murdered-unit
#RedShawlWeek #RedShawlDay

Tribal and Indigenous Fire TraditionCenturies ago, indigenous people inhabited the land from coast to coast. They knew w...
11/19/2021
Tribal and Indigenous Fire Tradition | US Forest Service

Tribal and Indigenous Fire Tradition

Centuries ago, indigenous people inhabited the land from coast to coast. They knew what scientists confirm today: Frequent, low intensity fires on the landscape are not just important to reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire, but also essential to forest health.

“Fire is part of nature,” said John Waconda, a member of Isleta Pueblo and the Indigenous Partnerships Program Director with The Nature Conservancy. “It’s just like the rain, the sunrise each day. It’s a natural occurrence, a part of nature necessary to complete lifecycles of different plants and animals.”

Like any demographic of people, Tribal beliefs and tradition cannot be generalized across all Tribes. However, there is one common theme that could be considered a foundational difference between beliefs of indigenous peoples and those that came with Europeans during colonialism—a balance between humans and nature.

Learn more at:

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Christmas Tree Permits for National Forests across the country are now available for purchase through https://www.recrea...
11/18/2021

Christmas Tree Permits for National Forests across the country are now available for purchase through https://www.recreation.gov/

#DidYouKnow cutting down a tree actually helps the overall health of the forests? Local forest health experts identify areas that will benefit from thinning trees that tend to be the perfect size for Christmas trees and helps other trees grow larger, opening areas that provide food sources for wildlife.

Kick off your holiday plans by purchasing a Christmas Tree Permit and get ready to #BringHomeaStory that will last long after the holidays: https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/

For more information on Christmas tree permits for sale at Cibola National Forest offices, go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cibola/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=fseprd820795

Christmas Tree Permits for National Forests across the country are now available for purchase through https://www.recreation.gov/

#DidYouKnow cutting down a tree actually helps the overall health of the forests? Local forest health experts identify areas that will benefit from thinning trees that tend to be the perfect size for Christmas trees and helps other trees grow larger, opening areas that provide food sources for wildlife.

Kick off your holiday plans by purchasing a Christmas Tree Permit and get ready to #BringHomeaStory that will last long after the holidays: https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/

For more information on Christmas tree permits for sale at Cibola National Forest offices, go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cibola/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=fseprd820795

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Will there be wood cutting permits available for the area near Tajique again this year?
Lost our dear family dog last night at Coal Mine Campground. She is a 15yr golden doodle, Frida - we are heartbroken! Please reach out if you find her 🙏🏼
Okay today is the 10th. Please update us on the progress of this fire. (Ojos) Please. Most of us work a long way from home with kids left at our homes due to the corona virus. We need frequent updates. Please so we can make alternative plans for our animals and kids if we need to. Please update for today before we leave our homes. Thank you in advanced.
Order Number 03-00-00-20-010, dated April 30, lists Cibola NF as having no developed recreation site closures. The webpage, however, has many. Could we have an update?
The Roberts Fire Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2019 - The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began on July 13, 2019. See attached link:https://nmfireinfo.com/…/cibola-nation…/ https://nmfireinfo.com/…/cibola-nation…/
The Roberts Fire Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2019 - The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began on July 13, 2019. See attached link:https://nmfireinfo.com/2019/07/14/cibola-national-forest-national-grasslands-roberts-fire-on-the-magdalena-ranger-district/ https://nmfireinfo.com/2019/07/14/cibola-national-forest-national-grasslands-roberts-fire-on-the-magdalena-ranger-district/
Anyone have any information on how and where I turn in YCC applications for the summer? I have a couple of boys who are interested and we can't seem to find a place to take our applications.
We are visiting from Florida and would love to know if the Capulin Snow Play Area is open? Thank you!
All Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands offices are open. Thanks to all employees, partners, and local communities for your support and patience during the government shutdown.
Any workers in the Grants area, if you need a bed or food, message me. Dinner is at 6, every night. All are welcome!
Is the sledding area open on Sandia peak?
Please provide any updates on the Capulin Snow Play Area opening. USDA FS website says "Capulin Snow Play Area will open later in the season provided an adequate amount of snow exists." The the Sandia Ranger District 505-281-3304 is closed due to the Fed Gov Furrow. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cibola/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD486959 Thank you!