The purpose of this Order is to provide protection from disturbance caused by human activity in a high-intensity recreation area, for Bald Eagle nesting, incubation, nestlings, and fledgling during the critical reproductive period.
The following acts are prohibited on the National Forest System lands within the areas, roads and trails as described in this Order, and as depicted on the attached map hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A, within the Mesa Ranger District, Tonto National Forest, Maricopa County, Arizona:
Going into or being upon the area, between December 1 and June 30, each year
The purpose of this order is for the protection of forest visitors, employees, cooperators and contractors while maintenance and vegetation rehabilitation work is being performed on the power lines adjacent to the trails where there is significant risk of serious bodily harm during these procedures.
Cave Creek Ranger District Office is closed temporarily due to the recent storm damage. Visitors needing Forest information can contact either the Mesa Ranger District or Tonto National Forest offices. Visitors wishing to purchase Tonto Passes can obtain them through local vendors.
The purpose of this order is the protection of National Forest visitors, employees and contractors, the prevention of user conflicts, the conservation of natural resources, and the protection of property belonging to the United States.
To provide protection from disturbance caused by human activity in a high-intensity recreation area, for Bald Eagle nesting, incubation, nestlings, and fledglings during the critical reproductive period.
Prohibitions: Going into or being upon the restricted area between the dates of December 1 and June 30 of each year that this order is in effect. 36 CFR 261.53(a)
Prohibitions contained in this Order become effective March 12, 2014 and will remain in effect until March 31, 2017, unless terminated sooner. If by March 31 of any year, the breeding pair is not occupying the breeding area (BA) or the specific nest this closure protects, or the pair in an occupied BA does not lay eggs in a nest within the closure, then the closure may be terminated by the Forest Supervisor and the area opened to the public.