ARIZONA - FS Considers Changes to Coronado NF's Motorized Travel System

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January 24, 2012 10:55 AM

The Coronado National Forest, located in southeastern Arizona, is considering changes to the designated road system. Now that travel analysis plans and proposed actions have been developed, the Forest Service is inviting public input and collaboration on the next phase of the travel management process. To ensure interested stakeholders and the public have an opportunity to provide input to potential changes in the Forest's designated road system and are well-informed about the process, the Forest Service has asked the Udall Foundation's U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (the U.S. Institute), an independent

ARIZONA - FS Considers Changes to Coronado NF's Motorized Travel System

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Coronado National Forest, located in southeastern Arizona, is considering changes to the designated road system. Now that travel analysis plans and proposed actions have been developed, the Forest Service is inviting public input and collaboration on the next phase of the travel management process.

To ensure interested stakeholders and the public have an opportunity to provide input to potential changes in the Forest's designated road system and are well-informed about the process, the Forest Service has asked the Udall Foundation's U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (the U.S. Institute), an independent and impartial agency of the federal government, to design a balanced, fair, collaborative process.

The collaboration process will include meetings with tribal representatives, an initial forest-wide kickoff workshop, workshops in each District, and a forest-wide summary meeting to share results of the collaboration and next steps.  Each workshop will include an overview of the process, interactive maps, poster and map sessions, and opportunities for sharing your travel management needs/concerns on the Forest.

Below is the list of the scheduled public meetings:

Ranger District Meeting Date & Time Location
Forest Wide Saturday, January 28, 2012
12:30-4:30
Tucson Interagency Fire Center
2646 E. Commerce Center Place
Tucson, AZ
Safford* Thursday, February 23, 2012
5:30-9:30
Graham County Building
921 W Thatcher Blvd
Safford, AZ
Nogales* Tuesday, February 28, 2012
5:30-9:30
Esplendor Hotel
1069 Camino Caralampi
Rio Rico, AZ
Santa Catalina* Thursday, March 8, 2012
5:30-9:30
Sheraton Hotel
5151 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ
Sierra Vista* Tuesday, March 13, 2012
5:30-9:30
Windemere Hotel
2047 S Hwy 92
Sierra Vista, AZ
Douglas* Thursday, March 29, 2012
5:30-9:30
City of Douglas Visitor Center
345 16th St.
Douglas, AZ
Forest Wide Saturday, April 21, 2012
12:30-4:30
Inn Suites
475 N. Granada Ave
Tucson, AZ

*At the meetings on the districts, the schedule of activities includes a poster and map public review session from 5:30 to 6:00, followed by the CAT team session from 6:15-9:30.

If you are interested in attending the forest-wide kickoff workshop on Saturday, January 28, 2012, please contact Pat Lewis at the U.S. Institute at (520) 901-8538 or lewis@ecr.gov. If you have questions about the collaboration, contact Debra Drecksel at the U.S. Institute at (520) 901-8558 or drecksel@ecr.gov.

For more information about the U.S. Institute, please visit www.ecr.gov.

The forest-wide kickoff workshop will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Tucson Interagency Fire Center located at 2646 E. Commerce Center Place, Tucson, Arizona.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107 

 


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