The Lincoln National Forest has a long history of working with partners to accomplish important resource work on the Forest. Partners over the years have include sister federal agencies, the state of New Mexico, sportsman groups, conservation organizations, universities, and private individuals.

Natural Resources

Sportsman that contribute to the New Mexico Habitat Stamp program, Mule Deer Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Unlimited, New Mexico Trout,  and Trout Unlimited have all played a significant role in the wildlife and fish habitat improvement work that has occurred on the Lincoln. These sportsmen have helped finance vegetation treatment projects that improve foraging conditions for wildlife. Have provided dollars and labor for the construction of wildlife waters, to improve game and non-game species habitat, and stream improvement structures to improve trout habitat and fishing opportunities.

The Forest works annually with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to implement recovery actions for federally listed species under the Endangered Species Act. We are jointly working to recover species like the Mexican Spotted Owl. 


Over the past several years the Forest has developed strong partnerships that help us manage a complex and challenging Recreation program. Our partners volunteer their time and talents to do a wide variety of things including trail brushing, maintenance and cleanup, photography and a myriad of other items.