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

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.

American Tower Backup Generator

Actions would include the installation of a generator (Genarac SD080-80kW) utilizing a 131bhp internal combustion engine and a 300 gallon diesel fuel tank at an existing tower at Long Ridge.

Cox Canyon Road Crossing and Wetland Restoration

There is a need to re-construct the road crossing adjacent to the wetland and to restore the wetland for wildlife habitat improvement.

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:/www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lincoln/home/?cid=stelprd3814307

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.

Sacramento Peak Frequency Monitoring Station

The US Army Corps of Engineers is operating under an expired term permit that was issued in 1955 and was authorized from White Sands Missile Range to construct, operate, and maintain the frequency monitoring station.

Silver Springs Exclosure Fence Reconstruction

Reconstruction and expansion of an existing 26-acre riparian exclosure to address resource concerns caused by feral horses in federally listed species habitat.

Trestle Stewardship

The purpose of proposal is to thin approximately 30 acres of mistletoe infested timber.

Under Analysis

Allison Canyon Fuelwood Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately 234 acres of pinon and juniper woodland Just off of Forest road 120B for wildlife habitat and timber stand improvement.

Benado Gap Meadow Restoration Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District is proposing to reclaim a user created road and restore the meadow in Benado Gap. Restoration efforts would allow for the recovery of damaged soils and vegetation.

Black River Water Improvement Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District is proposing to authorize the installation of six water troughs and water storage tanks to provide permanent, yearlong waters to wildlife and livestock in the area of Black River canyon.

Board Tree/ Last Chance Water Improvement Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District is proposing to authorize the installation of 6 water troughs and 7 water storage tanks to provide permanent, yearlong waters to wildlife and livestock on the Board Tree / Last Chance allotment.

Boy Scout Mountain Fuelwood Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately 269 acres of pinon and juniper woodland northeast of the Capitan Mountains for wildlife habitat and timber stand improvement.

Cedar Creek and Perk Canyon Trailhead Improvement

The Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District is proposing to improve the trailheads at the entrance to the Cedar Creek and Perk Canyon trails.

Dark Canyon/ Soldier Springs Water Improvement Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District is proposing to authorize the installation of five water troughs and storage tanks, to provide permanent, yearlong waters to wildlife and livestock in the area of Dark Canyon/ Soldier Springs.

Escondido Grazing Allotment Management

Continue livestock grazing on the Escondido Allotment

Forest Wide Aspen Restoration

The Lincoln National Forest (LNF) is proposing to authorize a forest wide approach to managing aspen stands. This project will improve the viability of existing aspen stands, and restore stands to suitable areas.

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.

Montgomery Water Improvement Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District is proposing to authorize the installation of 9 water troughs and 4 water storage tanks, to provide permanent, yearlong waters to wildlife and livestock on the Montgomery allotment.

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.

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.

Otero County Electric Cooperative Power Line- Cloudcroft to Sunspot

Replace ~12 miles of overhead line with buried line (24 inches wide by 52 inches deep)and new overhead line to provide safer and more reliable service.

Rails to Trails Trail Projects

Part 1- construct 13.51 miles of 4 primitive trails from the tip of the Switchback trail to the Fresnal Road; Part 2-utilize 0.56 mile of an existing, abandoned railroad grade for a trail; Part 3-construct a 0.16 mile shortcut to Bridal Veil Falls.

Red Lake/ Turkey Canyon Water Improvement Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District is proposing to authorize the installation of 6 water troughs and their storage tanks to provide permanent, yearlong waters to wildlife and livestock in the Red Lake/ Turkey Canyon area.

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.

Scott Able Grazing Allotment Management

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

Skinner Grazing Allotment Management

Reauthorize livestock grazing on the Skinner Allotment.

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.

Sunset Mesa Fuel Reduction Buffer Project

The Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately two acres of pinon and juniper woodland on Sunset Mesa for a fuel reduction buffer and timber stand improvement.

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.

Analysis Completed

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.

Westside Sacramento Mountains Watershed Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project- Priority Area 3

The proposed action uses a combination of mechanical thinning and prescribed fire on approximately 3,642 acres of National Forest and City of Alamogordo lands in order to reduce the threat of high intensity wildfires and promote healthy watersheds.

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.

Project Archive

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