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NFF Awards more than $100,000 for Lincoln National Forest Projects


NFF announces over $100,000 in funding for work on the Lincoln National Forest. Generous donations from lift ticket sales through our Ski Conservation Fund partner Ski Apache will support projects by Conservation Legacy and Ecoservants.

The Lincoln National Forest in partnership with the Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, will work together to improve the trail system in the Capitan Wilderness Area that was dramatically impacted by the Peppin Fire in 2004. The Capitan Wildernss trail system has largely been unusable for the past decade.

Arizona Conservation Corps will work with young adults, ages of 18-25, to complete this priority work. All memebers of the program will receive valuable outdoor experience and education to futher their careers and intersts in being life long stewards of our public lands.

Ecoservants, in partnership with Bicycle Ruidoso, the Village of Ruidoso and the Lincoln National Forest aim to add a professionally built dowhill flow mountain bike trail to the Cedar Creek Recreation Area to attract new types of users and respond to local users. This new partnership is designed to implement a trail system to replace the user created trail Cedar Creek.

The full list of stewardship funds projects for 2016 here.