Picturesque landscape of the Magdalena Ranger District.

Magdalena Ranger District, Forest Road 10

The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are located in New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma and are part of the Southwestern Region.

The Cibola National Forest covers more than 1.6 million acres in New Mexico, with elevations ranging from 2,700 feet to over 11,300 feet. We have four ranger districts: Sandia, Mountainair, Magdalena, and Mt. Taylor. In addition, the Cibola has four wilderness areas: Sandia Mountain, Manzano Mountain, Withington, and Apache Kid.

The Cibola also administers four National Grasslands: Black Kettle, McClellan Creek, Kiowa, and Rita Blanca, which cover 263,261 acres in northeastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, and northern Texas.

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Restricted Areas - Closed Developed Recreation Sites in The Southwestern Region

The purpose of this Order, which reflects federal and state guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19, is to protect public health and safety.


Forest Plan Revision

Fourth of July Canyon

The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (Cibola) is revising its 1985 Land and Resource Management Plan for the Sandia, Mountainair, Magdalena, and Mt. Taylor Ranger Districts. Find out where we are in the process and how to get involved.


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Spotlights

Mountainair RD is grateful for work done by Forest Stewards Guild Youth Corps

FSYC crew members repair metal bin

This fall on the Mountainair RD this FSYC crew prepared areas for prescribed burns and implementation, recreation site upgrades and performed trail work across the Mountainair Ranger District.

Be Bear Aware

Bear education material.

 




Cougar Country

Picture of Cougar

Cougar education material

Film Permits

FILM Picture

National forests are popular locations for commercial filming


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