Alerts & Notices

This webpage provides current and pertainent information about forest orders that may contain restrictions, closures, fire, safety alerts, and advisories.


Preparation and safety are of utmost importance while recreating in the national forest.  Please observe safety alerts and notices before your excursion to the forest.  Simply knowing the current conditions, closures and alerts prepares you for a pleasurable outdoor visit, free from any surprise that could deter your fun!

Rules and Closure Orders

In order to ensure the health and safety of forest visitors now and in the future, we ask you to follow the guidelines established to protect the forest and the natural environment. Long term and temporary closure orders & prohibitions are posted on the website, posted on bulletin boards, or located in the district or supervisor’s office. Alerts and Closures are posted below, as well. 


  • Order Terminating Fire Restrictions and Closures
  • Food Storage, Processing, and Transporting Use Restictions
  • Sandia RD Stage II Fire Restrictions 5/11/18
  • Mountainair RD Stage II Fire Restrictions effective 5/4/18
  • Marijuana Prohibition Order
  • Wilderness Occupancy Regulations
  • Tips on reporting suspicious activity on the forest


  • Mt. Taylor Ranger District Road 480 Closure
  • Sandia Mountain Trails & Picnic Areas Temporary Area Closure Order
  • Juan Tabo and La Cueva Hours and Allowable Use
  • Camping Limit, Alcohol & Nudity Restrictions
  • Dog Head Fire Burn Area Temporary Closure
  • Motor Vehicle Code Order
  • Spark Arrestors and Explosives Closure Order
  • Kiwanis Meadow Protection Closure

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