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Draft Wilderness Inventory Map and Evaluation Criteria Available for Public Review

PHOENIX, September 13, 2017—  Tonto National Forest officials have developed a draft inventory map as part of the ongoing Wilderness Recommendation Process. The map is now available for public review. The Tonto National Forest (TNF) developed the final inventory criteria used to produce the draft i...

Tonto NF Issues Fire Closure Order

Brooklyn, Bull, Cedar Fires Public Safety Closure Order – Revised Aug 16, 2017 Date: Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 The purpose of the temporary Area Closure Order is to protect National Forest visitors from potential flash flooding below a recently burned area and to protect National Forest System r...

Additional Work Needed on Travel Management Plan

PHOENIX, June 8, 2017 — The Tonto National Forest has begun the process of preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Travel Management on the forest.  The travel management work is being completed to formally designate a system of roads, trails and areas suitable for motoriz...

Public Can Share Thoughts on Forest Plan Revision During Upcoming Meetings

PHOENIX, June 8, 2017 — Tonto National Forest officials plan to host 8 Forest Plan Revision public meetings in June to discuss development of and ideas for revising the Forest Plan and the wilderness recommendation process. Meeting dates, times and locations are: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 5:3...

Fishing tournaments temporarily suspended on Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes

PHOENIX, May 26, 2017 -- To protect large fish that are targeted by tournament anglers, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has requested that the USDA Forest Service temporarily suspend angler tournaments from Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes until environmental conditions improve. Golden alga bl...

Tonto NF issues fire restrictions

Fire Restrictions Begin on Tonto National Forest, Tuesday, May 23 Target shooting is prohibited while fire restrictions are in place, fireworks and explosives are prohibited year-round PHOENIX, May 19, 2017 - Hot temperatures and increased fire danger have prompted fire officials to implement fire ...

Pinal Fire Closure Order Issued

Date: May 13, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017 PURPOSE:  To provide for the public’s health and safety during management activities associated with the Pinal Fire. IMPLEMENTATION: The fire incident commander and logistics chief will requisition USFS Law Enforcement Officers, FPOs, Gila County SO Deputies an...

Cactus Fire Closure Order Revision

Date(s): Apr 28, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The purpose of this Order is the protection of National Forest visitors and employees due to the high risk of fire re-ignition in the closed area. Prohibitions contained in this order become effective beginning Thursday,  April 27, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and will re...

Temporary closure order starts Monday for Fossil Creek, Childs

Sedona, Ariz., April 27, 2017, For Immediate Release — A closure order for portions of the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Corridor, nearby forest roads, and the Childs recreation area on the Verde River starts May 1 through May 14 to allow for installation of vault toilets at several locations a...

Public comment sought to help develop revised Tonto Forest Plan

Comment period ends May 22 The Tonto National Forest on April 6 published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent to develop the Revised Tonto National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Forest Plans are used to guide management of the N...
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