Public Invited to Community Meetings on Forest Plan Revision

Alamogordo, NM (September 5, 2018) – The Lincoln National Forest invites the public to attend a community meeting about their effort to revise their Forest Plan. The revised Forest Plan will describe the strategic direction for management of forest resources for the next 15 years.

At the beginning of each meeting an update will be provided on the Forest Plan Revision process, how this series of meetings fits in, what the big-picture community engagement is for plan revision followed by group interactions. Collaboration at these meetings will help determine needed changes to the current plan and create useful dialogue between the forest and nearby residents, users, and interested individuals. The schedule is as follows:

October 1, 12-2 p.m., Weed Community Center, Weed, NM

October 1, 6-8 p.m., Otero County Electric Cooperative, 404 Burro Ave. Cloudcroft, NM

October 2, 6-8 p.m., National Cave and Karst Research Institute, 400-1 Cascades Ave., Carlsbad, NM

October 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Hotel Ruidoso, 110 Chase St., Ruidoso NM

October 4, 6-8 p.m., Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center, 800 E 1st St., Alamogordo, NM

The forest highly encourages public participation in the Forest Plan Revision process and feedback on associated documents, including the recently released draft assessment report: Key findings of this report will be discussed at the community meetings. Send feedback on the draft report to or by going to the project website  You may also mail your feedback to Lincoln National Forest, Attn.: Forest Plan Revision Team, 3463 Las Palomas Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310, or drop your feedback off at one of the district offices. 

For more information visit the Forest Plan Revision website at or contact Brendan Morgan at 575-434-7245 or