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USDA Proposes Bold Moves to Improve Forests Management, Grasslands

(Washington, D.C., June 12, 2019) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service (USFS) released proposed changes to modernize how the agency complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed updates would not only give the Forest Service the tools and flexibilit...

Coconino National Forest designates fee-free days for 2019

SEDONA, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2018— The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest will waive fees associated with many recreation sites and amenities on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), as well as many other days throughout 2019.  As part of this nationwide event, fees will be waived for all Red R...

Forest Service seeks public input on Fossil Creek CRMP

CAMP VERDE, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2018 — In an effort to best manage the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River and meet the requirements of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Coconino and Tonto national forests are releasing a Notice of Availability of a draft comprehensive river management plan (CRMP) and ...

Release of Northwest Forest Plan science synthesis and science forum

On June 26, the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Research Stations will be hosting a science forum to share key findings of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) science synthesis. The synthesis will inform the revision of land management plans for 17 national forests in west...

Northern Arizona federal land managers invite public to 3rd community conversation event

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Federal land managers with the Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management invite the public to attend a community conversation event as part of an ongoing effort to connect with the public and discuss public land issues important to surrounding communitie...

2018 Fee Free Days on Federal Public Lands Announced

The 2018 fee free days offered for recreation sites under the management of the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service have been announced. While many parks, facilities and services associated with these agencies are free, some require a fee. Recreation fees, authorized by the Federal Lan...

Forest visitor map prices go up January 1

Dec 28, 2017 — The price of all national forest visitor maps will increase on Jan 1. Current prices are $10 for plastic-coated maps and $9 for paper maps. The new price for both will be $14 each. The decision for the price increase was made by the national office in Washington, D.C. in October 2017...

Canyon Lake Features New Fishing Pier

PHOENIX, August 22, 2017—  A fishing pier is now open to the public as of August 21, 2017, at the Boulder recreation site. Located in the Tonto National Forest’s Canyon Lake, the Boulder recreation site is 15 miles northeast of Apache Junction on State Route 88. The pier is the culmination of a jo...

Pinal Fire Area Restrictions Ended

Pinal Fire Area of the Tonto National Forest, Arizona dated July 20, 2017 and signed by Neil Bosworth are hereby rescinded and terminated, effective 08:00, Friday, August 18, 2017.  See attached Forest Order....

OHV riders: Protect the habitat and stay safe, don’t go mudding

Be a responsible rider by avoiding wet and muddy areas It’s tempting to go out riding on off-highway vehicles (OHV) after a rainstorm — the ground is fresh, dust is down and it’s cooler out. But when rainstorms leave roads and trails wet and muddy, riding on them can create long-lasting damage that...
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