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Lincoln Spotlights


Unlocking the Science Behind Reforestation on the Lincoln National Forest

Sentry Tree Shelters Scott Abel

Tucked back in carefully chosen locations on the Lincoln National Forest, you can see baby trees poking up from the ground among the blackened logs remaining from fires that laid bare patches of the forest. These fledgling trees aren’t here by accident. They are here because of one woman’s determination to unlock the science behind reforestation in the arid southwestern forest.

Forestry Technician on a Mission to Help Lost Visitors in the National Forest

Forest Technician Sam stands next to a trickle tank

Sam, a Forest Technician with the US Forest Service, is on a mission to save lost hikers and hunters on the Guadalupe Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest…or at least help them save themselves.

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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.

Logging History, Companies & Products, Market Trends, Forest Management

Logging in the early 1920

This is a four-part spotlight that will cover different aspects of the timber industry in the Sacramento Mountains.  

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NM CFRP Program at Work

New Mexico's Collaborative Forest Restoration Program at Work