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RUIDOSO, N.M. — Plans to reopen South Fork Campground in the Lincoln National Forest this summer were shelved when a few pairs of Mexican spotted owls decided to move into the area, Smokey Bear District Ranger Jodie Canfield told Ruidoso village councilors Tuesday.
“We’ve been working hard to get South Fork Campground (ready),” she said. “While there were no people in that campground for five years, the spotted owls moved in.“
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