recreation http://kunm.org en Rain Prompts Forests To Lift Some Restrictions http://kunm.org/post/rain-prompts-forests-lift-some-restrictions <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Three national forests in New Mexico have decided to lift some fire restrictions thanks to recent rains.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Gila National Forest in southern New Mexico says it will be lifting its fire restrictions Tuesday morning. That means forest visitors will be able to have campfires again in undeveloped areas across the forest.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:50:32 +0000 The Associated Press 47670 at http://kunm.org Rain Prompts Forests To Lift Some Restrictions Environmental groups oppose SF Forest road plan http://kunm.org/post/environmental-groups-oppose-sf-forest-road-plan <p>The majority of roads in the Santa Fe National Forest will now be closed to motorized travel, according to the <a href="http://bit.ly/NX0Ubb">Albuquerque Journal</a>. But two environmental groups say the plan still leaves too much of the forest open to vehicle traffic.</p><p>The Record of Decision came after nearly six years of analysis and public comment. The Forest Service evaluated more than 7,000 miles of roads and trails and designated about 2,400 miles where motorized travel will be allowed. It also prohibited off-road motorized travel.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:35:08 +0000 Megan Kamerick & The Associated Press 15064 at http://kunm.org