Welcome to the Lincoln's Projects page.  This page will link you to currently proposed and active projects as well as provide you with links to past projects. For current projects see the links below. For past projects, please refer to the 'related links' to the right.

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Lincoln National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.
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Developing Proposal

Integrated Non-native Invasive and Native Invasive Plant Project

The forest will be developing a proposal to manage the existence of non-native invasive and native invasive plants within the Lincoln National Forest's boundaries. Adaptive management would be incorporated into the analysis.

Under Analysis

Agua Chiquita, Rio Penasco and Wills Canyon New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvements

Installation of temporary electric fences and construction of one new livestock handling facility(corral and trap)to improve and protect New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse habitat.

Otero County Electric Cooperative Power Line- Cloudcroft to Sunspot

Replace ~12 miles of overhead line with buried line (24 inches wide by 52 inches deep). Minimal trees to cut (none over 18" diameter at breast height). Upgrade will better serve customers and provide more reliable, economical, and safe power.

Scott Able, Escondido, and San Andres Allotment Management

Analysis of continuation of Grazing Authorization for Scott Able, Escondido and San Andres allotments

Skinner Grazing Allotment Management

Reauthorize livestock grazing on the Skinner Allotment.

Westside Sacramento mountains Watershed Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project.

The proposed action uses a combination of mechanical thinning and prescribed fire on approximately 6,700 acres of National Forest and City of Alamogordo lands in order to reduce the threat of high intensity wildfires and promote healthy watersheds.

Analysis Completed

North Fork Wells of Eagle Creek

Analysis for special use permit re-issuance associated with Municipal Water Supply for the Village of Ruidoso, NM.

On Hold

Baca Vegetation Treatments

Fuel treatments in pinyon-juniper dominated woodlands, approximately 2,000 acres. Prescribed fire will be used after fuel treatments are complete.

Bluff Springs New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement Project

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement in the Bluff Springs Recreation Area

Bounds New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement

City of Alamogordo Municipal Water Pipeline

Re-issue special use permit for operation and maintenance of existing pipeline in Alamo Caballero and Golden Canyons.

Copeland Canyon Pipeline

Construct and reconstruct approximately 3 miles of deteriorated pipeline from a perennial spring at the mouth of Copeland Canyon to a storage tank in the middle of the Arroyo Seco Allotment.

Divide Grazing Allotment Management

Environmental analysis for the continuation of authorization for livestock grazing.

James Canyon Grazing Allotment

Environmental analysis for the continuation of grazing authorization.

Last Chance Trail 226 Reroute

Reroute approximately 1/4 mile of trail out of floodplain.

Sargent Grazing Allotment

Environmental analysis for the continuation of grazing authorization.

Sitting Bull Falls New Trail Construction

New non-motorized trail would be constructed to connect Trail 215 to Trail 68 to create another loop in the existing Stack loop trail system.

Ski Apache Recreation Enhancement Phase 2

Construct 2 bike trails and a ski access trail at Ski Apache ski area. These activities were scoped with Phase 1 activities. They have been separated to allow for a more thorough analysis of the trail construction.


New Campground Construction

Construction of campground on south side of State route 137 directly across from the Queen Forest Service administration site.

Rio Penasco New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse habitat improvement

Sitting Bull Falls New Host Site

Construction of new host site at Sitting Bull Falls Campground day use area along road leading into parking lot behind closed gate.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.