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Posted: 5/23/2022 6:33:51 PM EDT
Lincoln National Forest is going to be closed starting on Wed 25 May, right before Memorial Day.

I know it's been really dry but to closed the whole fucking forest if bullshit.

What BS

Lincoln National Forest to Implement Forest-Wide Closure Order
Release Date: May 23, 2022

ALAMOGORDO, NM – The Lincoln National Forest will implement a forest-wide closure order at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022, prohibiting public access across the entire 1.1 million-acre forest due to active wildfires in the state and extreme fire danger. The closure order will remain in effect until July 30, 2022, unless it is rescinded earlier. The Lincoln National Forest covers southeastern parts of New Mexico from Carrizozo to Carlsbad.

All National Forest System lands, recreation sites, campgrounds, roads, trails, and trailheads within the boundary of the Lincoln National Forest will be closed to the general public. County and state roads that cross Forest Service lands are not under the Forest Service’s jurisdiction and will remain open to vehicular traffic. Local communities will remain open for business during the closure.

Forest managers consider several factors before implementing fire restrictions or forest closures, including current fire danger and fire activity, local, regional and national fire preparedness levels, expected weather conditions, availability of firefighting resources, and the economic impacts to businesses and communities. The Lincoln National Forest coordinates fire restrictions and forest closures with federal, state, tribal and local partners.

The closure order imposing forest-wide Stage 2 fire restrictions remains in effect. Stage 2 fire restrictions prohibit the following activities on the Lincoln National Forest:

Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire.
Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is cleared of vegetation and flammable material.
Blasting, welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame.
Using an explosive of any kind. (Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are always prohibited in national forests.)
Operating any equipment powered by an internal combustion engine, including chainsaws, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Federal, state and local officers, members of an organized rescue team or firefighting force, residents using roads to access private property, and others authorized by permit may be exempt from the closure order.

Violations of the closure order carry a mandatory appearance in federal court. They are punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations and/or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

The Santa Fe National Forest, Carson National Forest and parts of the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are also closed.

Link Posted: 5/24/2022 2:48:26 PM EDT
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It's for the children.  

Come on, maaan
Link Posted: 5/24/2022 3:33:24 PM EDT
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Saw a bunch actually closed on May 19th.  They are super dry
Link Posted: 5/25/2022 9:43:18 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/25/2022 8:32:18 PM EDT
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Some people don’t know how to act and they ruin it for the rest of us.
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This right here, I usually do not head up to the Lincoln Nat Forest on any holidays as you get the ass and trash from El Paso up there, trashing the place. Was planning a camping trip the weekend after, but thats a big no go.

With the .gov closing the forest it will overwhelm the state parks, so guess I'll have to break out the tent and go out into the BLM desert
Link Posted: 5/25/2022 11:26:45 PM EDT
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This right here, I usually do not head up to the Lincoln Nat Forest on any holidays as you get the ass and trash from El Paso up there, trashing the place. Was planning a camping trip the weekend after, but thats a big no go.

With the .gov closing the forest it will overwhelm the state parks, so guess I'll have to break out the tent and go out into the BLM desert
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Snake hunting at Kilbourne's Hole is great this time of year.  It's probably a little more crowded now than 40 years ago.  Damn Texans.
Link Posted: 5/26/2022 12:47:13 PM EDT
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Snake hunting at Kilbourne's Hole is great this time of year.  It's probably a little more crowded now than 40 years ago.  Damn Texans.
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Originally Posted By CJ7365:


This right here, I usually do not head up to the Lincoln Nat Forest on any holidays as you get the ass and trash from El Paso up there, trashing the place. Was planning a camping trip the weekend after, but thats a big no go.

With the .gov closing the forest it will overwhelm the state parks, so guess I'll have to break out the tent and go out into the BLM desert

Snake hunting at Kilbourne's Hole is great this time of year.  It's probably a little more crowded now than 40 years ago.  Damn Texans.


Some of us Texans are also New Mexicans too.  Forest where I'm at is closed and it's super dry.  Probably won't wander off my place much.

Forest closed = less beer bottles and cans for me to collect off the side of the road
Link Posted: 5/26/2022 8:40:48 PM EDT
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Snake hunting at Kilbourne's Hole is great this time of year.  It's probably a little more crowded now than 40 years ago.  Damn Texans.
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Originally Posted By yipykyah_mf:
Originally Posted By CJ7365:


This right here, I usually do not head up to the Lincoln Nat Forest on any holidays as you get the ass and trash from El Paso up there, trashing the place. Was planning a camping trip the weekend after, but thats a big no go.

With the .gov closing the forest it will overwhelm the state parks, so guess I'll have to break out the tent and go out into the BLM desert

Snake hunting at Kilbourne's Hole is great this time of year.  It's probably a little more crowded now than 40 years ago.  Damn Texans.


Yeah, I haven't been there in years, pretty neat place, wasn't aware it was a good place to hunt snakes was hoping to escape the heat of the desert floor
Link Posted: 5/28/2022 6:11:43 PM EDT
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Smoke from Gilas is fun

Heard Bosque fire is out?
Link Posted: 5/28/2022 7:13:42 PM EDT
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Yesterday and even today, I have been seeing more than usual RV/Trailers heading up to Lincoln, like I do on holiday weekends, they are going to be very disappointed.

Link Posted: 5/28/2022 10:48:02 PM EDT
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Yesterday and even today, I have been seeing more than usual RV/Trailers heading up to Lincoln, like I do on holiday weekends, they are going to be very disappointed.

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So be it.  

Tell them all 'go home'.

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