Thank You Firefighters ! Bonito Volunteers Recognized

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LBFRC – Presentation to Area Civic Groups

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LBFRC – Presentation to Area Civic Groups LBFRC - Presentation to Area Civic Groups

Proposed Fuel Break / Fire Control Line South & West of Ruidoso, NM

Proposed Fuel Break

Proposed Fuel Break / Fire Control Line  South & West of  Ruidoso, NM Proposed Fuel Break / Fire Control Line  South & West of  Ruidoso, NM

Proposed Fuel Break / Fire Control Line South & West of Ruidoso, NM

Proposed Fuel Break

Proposed Fuel Break / Fire Control Line  South & West of  Ruidoso, NM Proposed Fuel Break / Fire Control Line  South & West of  Ruidoso, NM

USFS – Suppression policy revisited

Photos from the Little Bear Fire

USFS – Suppression policy revisited USFS - Suppression policy revisited

In Honor of Women’s History Month: Forest Service’s First Woman Forester

Margaret Stoughton graduated from Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, in 1930 with a bachelors degree in forestry. In June 1930, she joined the staff of the Appalachian Forest Experiment Station in Asheville, North Carolina, becoming the first woman forester in the Forest Service. Her name changed when she married Charles A. Abell, also a Station forester. Click here to read the … [Read More...]

Lincoln County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Lincoln County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Community Survey Lincoln County residents are being asked to provide input on their Community Wildfire Protection Plan.  This is a plan being prepared and reviewed by the South Central Mountain RC&D, Village of Ruidoso, Lincoln County, New Mexico State Forestry, Lincoln National Forest, Village of Capitan, City of … [Read More...]

Living in the WUI

LIVING IN THE WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE

The Little Bear Forest Reform Coalition is proud to announce this concerted effort to reach out and educate the Lincoln and Otero County area citizens with respect to Forest Health and Safety. This will continue into 2014 and beyond. Please follow this website for announcement of future presentations and events. … [Read More...]

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Timber industry suffers as loggers blame federal regs for lost jobs ( FOX News report )

Proponents of logging in Oregon, and other Western states, claim environmental laws like the spotted owl protection have killed the timber industry. Unemployment has risen dramatically  in counties where logging was once a main industry, but now the mills have been closed. Activist who oppose logging, claim the lands have been ravaged, fishing habitat is endangered, and … [Read More...]

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Losing the War on Wildfire

Jordan Barnett of Durango Fire & Rescue Authority fought the State Line Fire west of U.S. Highway 550 last year. Across the country, firefighters say they are seeing more extreme fire behavior. Read this most interesting article in the Durango Herald here.... An enlightening historical perspective of the tumultous path that the US Forest Service has taken in the last … [Read More...]

Welcome to the Mountains Brochure

A useful Guide for Visitors to the Smokey Bear District of Lincoln National Forest … [Read More...]

Caleb L. Morris, Virginia Department of Forestry, Bugwood.org

Pheromones could be the New Tool for fighting Bark Beetles

  Village of Ruidoso Forester Dick Cooke explains the usage of pheromones (chemical hormones) to repel bark beetles from the various conifers in our forests. This presentation took place at a recent hearing on the Village's new forestry rules that will go into effect as soon as they are approved by the Village Councilors. The specific pheromone discussed is … [Read More...]

Post Little Bear Fire flooding on Telephone/Eagle Creek

Amazing video shot July 7 of a normally dry branch on the north fork of Eagle Creek. The effluent pictured in this video is obviously heavily laden with silt/ash from the Little Bear Fire burn scar. This followed a 2 inch rain that fell on the morning of July 7, 2013 in an area just off FR127A at Telephone Creek. The power that this event had is absolutely awesome! View … [Read More...]

Granite Mountain Hot Shots

The Forest Community grieves the loss of 19 firefighters in Arizona

The LITTLE BEAR FOREST REFORM COALITION of Ruidoso, New Mexico wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the families, friends and co-workers of the Granite Mountain IHC who lost their lives while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. This is another tragic reminder of the dangers that firefighters face every day when on the job. Loss of 19 firefighters in Arizona blaze … [Read More...]

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Thank You Firefighters ! Bonito Volunteers Recognized

Last summer the Little Bear Fire roared ferociously through the Lincoln National Forest and behaved with an uncharacteristic fury, scorching more than 44,000 acres and destroying more than 250 homes, commercial structures and outbuildings, making it the most destructive fire in the state’s history. Lucky for New Mexico, volunteers of the Bonito Volunteer Fire Department … [Read More...]

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LBFRC – Presentation to Area Civic Groups

The Little Bear Forest Reform Coalition has recently appeared before numerous civic groups in Lincoln County, and given a short slide show presentation, highlighting the groups founding, history and objectives. Included in the slide show are stats on the Little Bear Fire which highlight the devastating impact the fire had on our area. The slide shown here shows acreage … [Read More...]

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Forests slow to recover after wildfire

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) - Huge fires have rampaged across New Mexico in recent years, and some experts predict they may never return to their original condition. "The next 10 generations probably will never see what the generation before the fire saw," said Ken Reese of the U.S. Forest Service. Still, a new normal will emerge as the forests evolve and adapt, according to … [Read More...]

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US Seasonal Drought Outlook

Update: See the Drought Outlook -  May 2 through July 31, 2013 outlook here:  Latest Seasonal Assessment - The drought outlook for April 4 - June 30, 2013 is based primarily on short-, medium-, and long-range forecasts, initial conditions, and climatology. During the past two months, major improvement occurred across Georgia and South Carolina where additional improvement is … [Read More...]

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Congressman Pearce Releases Fire Report

Ruidoso, NM (April 2, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce released a report he requested last summer on recent fires in New Mexico. “Today’s report is a step toward the transparent, locally-driven approach to forest management that New Mexico needs,” said Pearce.  “New Mexicans have expressed anger and frustration over the handling of recent fires, which needlessly … [Read More...]