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AZGFD reviewing feds' draft Mexican wolf recovery plan

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reviewing the draft Mexican wolf recovery plan released June 29 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Although the plan appears to address the substance of AZGFD’slawsuit filed in June 2015, Department scientists are continuing to evaluate the plan ...

CAMPERS ENCOURAGED TO BE BEAR AWARE

KETCHUM, ID – The Sawtooth National Forest is reminding visitors to be extra vigilant this summer when storing their food to avoid attracting black bears. Bears possess an extremely keen sense of smell, and can find food from great distances.  Once a bear finds food near humans, it is likely to com...

Sawtooth NRA Closures Announced

SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURE and TERMINATION OF ROAD AND TRAILS CLOSURE KETCHUM, ID - The Sawtooth National Forest is closing one Trail Bridge and one road on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area for public safety. This will be in effect until November 30, 2017 or resci...

OHV Riders: Stay safe, ride responsibly this Fourth of July

Always wear your helmet when hitting the trail PHOENIX — With the weekends surrounding the Fourth of July quickly approaching, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds everyone planning to hit the trails on off-highway vehicles (OHV) to be safe and ride responsibly. AZGFD officers and ...

Modest recreation fee increases go into effect July 1

Cost for hunting and fishing licenses won’t increase until 2018 The Department of Natural Resources reminds state park visitors, snowmobilers and ATV riders that modest fee increases will go into effect on July 1. However, the cost of fishing and hunting licenses, including deer licenses, won’t inc...

Coconino National Forest moves to Stage II fire restrictions Thursday

Flagstaff, Ariz., June 21, 2017, For Immediate Release — Due to warmer weather conditions, fire danger, an increase of abandoned campfires, and for public safety, Coconino National Forest officials will implement additional fire restrictions beginning Thursday (June 22) at 8 a.m. Coconino National ...

Developed recreation sites on Coconino NF exempt from fire restrictions

Flagstaff, Ariz., June 14, 2017 — Certain developed recreation sites on the Coconino National Forest are exempt from fire restrictions, which begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. across the forest. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused w...

Fire restrictions to be implemented for entire Coconino and Kaibab forests

Williams, Ariz., June 13, 2017—  Campfire and smoking restrictions, also known as Stage I fire restrictions, will begin at 8 a.m. this Thursday across the entire Kaibab and Coconino national forests. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable ...

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...


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