Projects

Welcome to the Lincoln's Projects page.  This page will link you to currently proposed and active projects as well as provide you with links to past projects. For current projects see the links below. For past projects, please refer to the 'related links' to the right.


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Lincoln National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

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Developing Proposal

Lincoln National Forest Plan Revision

Our draft assessment under forest plan revision is now available for review and public comment. Information on the revision process is also available on our forest website: https://go.usa.gov/xUSMh

Under Analysis

Integrated Non-Native Invasive Plant Management

The forest will be developing a proposal to manage the nonnative invasive plants within the Lincoln National Forest's boundaries. Adaptive management would be incorporated into the analysis.

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement Projects on the Sacramento Grazing Allotment

The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is proposing to construct habitat improvement projects on the Sacramento Grazing Allotment to aid in the protection of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (NMMJM) critical habitat.

Scott Able Grazing Allotment Management

Continue livestock grazing on the Scott Able Allotment(proposal originally listed with the Escondido and San Andres Allotments).

South Sacramento Restoration Project

Restore forest health on the approximately 140,000-acre planning area in the southern Sacramento Mountains. Project is designed to meet restoration objectives at a landscape-scale, primarily in mixed conifer and ponderosa pine forest.

Summit Peak Communication Site Tower Replacement Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District is proposing to authorize the replacement of two communications towers at Summit Peak to provide the area with improved communications.

Analysis Completed

Buck Mountain Communication Site Tower Construction Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District is proposing to authorize Lincoln County Emergency Services to construct a tower that can serve the area by providing communications during local emergencies.

Copeland Canyon Wilderness Boundary Closure Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District is proposing to place a gate and/or large boulders at the end of Forest Road 163 in Copeland canyon in order to prevent motorized entry into the Capitan Mountains Wilderness.

Lincoln County Gravel Pit Authorization

The Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District is proposing to authorize the Lincoln County Road Department to manage three existing gravel pits for the extraction of gravel to be used on county maintained system roads on the district.

Perk Ridge Unauthorized Road Closure Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District is proposing to place a gate and/or large boulders at the forest boundary along Perk Ridge to prevent entry by ATV's and other vehicles via an unauthorized, user created route.

Ski Apache Vegetation Restoration Project

Proposal to authorize Ski Apache to conduct hazardous fuels reduction and hazard tree removal on steep slope areas of the ski resort that were damaged during the 2012 Little Bear Fire. Proposal includes a project-specific Forest Plan amendment.

Skinner Grazing Allotment Management

Reauthorize livestock grazing on the Skinner Allotment.

On Hold

Agua Chiquita Watershed Strategy

Complete restoration activities within the Agua Chiquita watershed to reduce nonpoint source pollution and reduce the amount of sediment in the water, which currently exceeds standards.

Carrissa Storage and Pipeline off Monument Spring

The proposed action is to construct a new storage tank on approximately 10 miles of above ground replacement pipeline. The pipeline would begin on the Agua Chiquita allotment and end on the Carrissa allotment.

Escondido Grazing Allotment Management

Continue livestock grazing on the Escondido Allotment

Mule Peak Clean-up and Special Use Permit

White Sands Missile Range has applied to continue the use of Mule Peak under a Special Use permit that authorizes the use of public lands for instrumentation and access road.

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement Projects on the Agua Chiquita Grazing Allotment

The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is proposing to construct habitat improvement projects on the Agua Chiquita Grazing Allotment to aid in the protection of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (NMMJM) critical habitat.

Pecos Conference

The Heritage Office plans to co-host the 2018 Pecos Conference on the Lincoln National Forest at Sunspot, New Mexico.

Rio Penasco Wetland Restoration and Road Stabilization

The Lincoln National Forest is proposing to restore a wetland that has been modified and is no longer functioning and improve a road crossing to improve water quality and wildlife habitat for a variety of species including federally listed species.

Russia Canyon Trick Tank

The proposed action is to install a new trick tank including a catchment pad, storage tank and drinker on the Russia Allotment.

San Andres Grazing Allotment Management

Continuation of livestock grazing on the San Andres Allotment.

Sargent Grazing Allotment

Environmental analysis for the continuation of grazing authorization.

Upper Rio Penasco Stream Restoration I

Various restoration techniques would be used to stabilize the stream and wetland area in the project area to improve wildlife habitat in the riparian area.

Cancelled

Bluff Springs New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement Project

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement in the Bluff Springs Recreation Area

Bounds New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement

Project cancelled because the proposal was never fully developed. A wetland restoration project (Rio Penasco Wetland Restoration #50504)is proposed for the same area that will cancel the need for this project.

Clayton Trick Tank

The proposed action was to install a new trick tank including a catchment pad, storage tank and drinker within the Russia Canyon Grazing Allotment. The project has been cancelled due to resource conflicts at the proposed project site.

Copeland Canyon Pipeline

Cancelled--This project will not be initiated in the reasonably-foreseeable future. Construct and reconstruct approximately 3 miles of deteriorated pipeline from a perennial spring at the mouth of Copeland Canyon to a storage tank in the middle of th

Divide Grazing Allotment Management

Cancelled--This project will not be initiated in the reasonably-foreseeable future. Environmental analysis for the continuation of authorization for livestock grazing.

High Altitude Mountain Environment Training Strategy (HAMETS) Helicopter Operations Project

Project cancelled -- The Lincoln National Forest is proposing to authorize the Fort Bliss to conduct High Altitude Mountain Environment Training Strategy (HAMETS) helicopter operations, including helicopter landings on the Lincoln National Forest

James Canyon Grazing Allotment

Environmental analysis for the continuation of grazing authorization. Planning for this project is being delayed for an unknown period of time to focus on other project priorities.

Last Chance Trail 226 Reroute

Reroute approximately 1/4 mile of trail out of floodplain.

New Campground Construction

Construction of campground on south side of State route 137 directly across from the Queen Forest Service administration site.

Restrict Unauthorized Vehicle Use on the Hale Lake Allotment

Proposal to restrict unauthorized vehicle use on user-created routes on the Hale Lake Allotment. Unauthorized motorized use is causing resource and rangeland damage.

Rio Penasco New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse habitat improvement

Sitting Bull Falls New Host Site

Construction of new host site at Sitting Bull Falls Campground day use area along road leading into parking lot behind closed gate.

Sitting Bull Falls New Trail Construction

New non-motorized trail would be constructed to connect Trail 215 to Trail 68 to create another loop in the existing Stack loop trail system.

Sunspot/ Sacramento Peak Special Use Authorization

Cancelled -- project scope to be determined after National Science Foundation completes their EIS for disposition of Sacramento Peak Observatory facilities.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.



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