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There are no fire restrictions on the Lincoln National Forest at this time.

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Court Approves Stipulation to Modify Injunction for Certain Activities

Updated: October 23, 2019

On October 23 the court issued an order approving the recently filed stipulation to modify the ongoing court-ordered injunction, allowing select timber management activities to resume. These activities include the cutting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, personal Christmas tree cutting, the cutting of personal use forest products such as vigas and latillas, special product collection by tribes for ceremonial purposes, and the cutting of certain hazard trees.

We continue to extend our gratitude to our state and federal partners and countless community leaders for their continued support. We are committed to being as open and transparent as possible in notifying interested groups and individuals when we take steps aimed at alleviating the stressors of the recent court-ordered injunction.


Celebrating 75 Years of a Beloved Fire-Prevention Icon

Smokey Bear with a balloon for the 75th Year of Fire Prevention

Here in the Lincoln National Forest, we feel a particularly close connection to Smokey Bear and his message of fire-prevention. We are the home of the orphaned black bear cub that would become a living symbol. While we celebrate 75 years of Smokey Bear as an integral part of the nation’s popular culture, let’s take a look back at his captivating story!


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Smokey Bear Hotshots

2014 Smokey Bear Hot Shot Crew

Learn about the Lincoln's Smokey Bear Hotshots from Ruidoso - history, news, employment info and more...

The Mexican Canyon Trestle - An Engineering Marvel

Trestle Feature - Logo

Read about the history of the Mexican Canyon Trestle and view a video of this spectacular and iconic historical features of the Sacramento Mountains.

 




Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-2013

Mayhill CCC Camp Sign

Visit our CCC History page to learn more about the the CCC and on the Lincoln National Forest.  Also be sure to visit our FLICKR site containing images and memories from a CCC family.

New Bridal Veil Falls Trail - open with construction

Bridal Veil Falls

The new Bridal Veil Falls trail (T129) remains open.  Re-construction and improvment work will continue through the fall and winter.



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NM CFRP Program at Work

New Mexico's Collaborative Forest Restoration Program at Work

 



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