With an Anticipated Active Fire Season Due to Drought- IS YOUR HOME PROTECTED?

Tips, Tools and Educational information will be presented at the March 6 Speaker Series Event at ENMU Ruidoso.  Our speakers will include Frank Silva-New Mexico State Forestry, Dick Cooke-Village of Ruidoso and Rick Merrick-South Central Mountain RC&D.  Please come and be ready to take notes that might save your home!  Our Program is free and […]

Public Update on the Lincoln National Forest Planning Process

Ms. Sabrina Flores, Chief Planner for the Lincoln National Forest, will be in Ruidoso the evening of June 6, 2017 to update the Public on the Planning Process of the 2015 Lincoln National Forest Plan.  This is the promised Update to be delivered to the public in the Spring of 2017 and marks approximately the […]

Air Curtain Incinerators

Last week, an Air Curtain Incinerator was demonstrated in Lincoln County. One of the significant problems with thinning forests both for a healthier ecosystem, and for reduced fuel load is what to do with the woody materials left over after thinning. Disposal options include chipping, or burning the left-over plant material. 

New FEMA Mitigation Program – Important News for Landowners

A new Hazard Mitigation Program by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could help landowners in Brady Canyon, Carrizo, Eagle Creek, Lakeshore/Flying J, Nogal, the south side of Highway 220, Sun Valley, Upper Cedar Creek, and West Gavilan. 

LBFRC Board Member Leroy Cockrell Leads Black Forest Towards Firewise Designation

LBFRC Board Member, Leroy Cockrell, is helping the Black Forest subdivision work towards a Firewise Designation. 

Forest Health Speaker Series

Our next Forest Health Speaker Series will be next Tuesday, May 4th at ENMU-Ruidoso.  These are free presentations that we believe you will find very interesting if you live or own property in the Wildland Urban Interface in and around Ruidoso, NM.  Come and bring a spouse or friend or Both!   Food, refreshments and entry […]

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 […]

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 Ruidoso Downs, […]

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 […]

Welcome to the Mountains Brochure

A useful Guide for Visitors to the Smokey Bear District of Lincoln National Forest