Coronado National Forest - Forest Plan Revision

ANNOUNCEMENT

Coronado National Forest to host workshop May 17 regarding draft land management plan and recommended wilderness.

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP INFORMATION:

Identification & Evaluation of Potential Wilderness Areas

Potential Wilderness Area Overall Ratings

Potential Wilderness Areas

 

What is a Forest Plan?

Why does the Forest Plan need to be Revised? 

The Coronado National Forest has developed a proposed land management plan and a programmatic draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for public review and comment. The final land management plan will replace the current plan, written in 1986, and provide guidance for managing 1,783,639 acres of National Forest System lands for the next 10 to 15 years. The proposed plan is based on best available science and years of collaboration with the public, Tribes, other federal agencies, and state and local governments. The DEIS evaluates four alternatives, including the proposed plan and the current plan, and discloses the environmental consequences that could occur under each alternative. Comments received on the proposed plan and DEIS will inform the decision on the final land management plan that is expected in 2014.

If you would like more information about the revision process to date, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us in any of the following ways:


U.S. Mail: Phone:

Coronado National Forest
ATTN: Plan Revision
300 W. Congress Street
Tucson, AZ  85701

520-388-8300. Tell the receptionist you want to speak to someone about Plan Revision. You will be connected with one of the Plan Revision Core Team member.


Public Participation is Welcome!

We encourage the public to participate throughout the plan revision process and believe stakeholder involvement and input will help to develop effective and sustainable forest guidance for the next decade and beyond.  The 90-day public review period will begin on the day after publication of a Notice of Availability of the draft EIS in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The public review period will end on February 20, 2014.  Please submit your comments prior to the close of the comment period and clearly state your concerns.  You can submit your comments to the following:


U.S. Mail Fax Email

Coronado Forest Plan Revision
P.O. Box 1919
Sacramento, CA 95812

(916) 456-6724 
(Subject:  Coronado National Forest, Plan Revision)

 

CoronadoNF@fscomments.org 
(Subject:  Coronado National Forest, Plan Revision)

Public Meetings:

Douglas RD:  December 2, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Nogales RD:  December 3, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Douglas Visitor Center
345 16th Street
Douglas, AZ

Esplendor
1069 Camino Caralampi
Rio Rico, AZ


Sierra Vista RD: December 17, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:45 pm

Safford RD: January 9, 2014 from 5 – 8 pm

Sierra Vista Public Library
2600 E. Tacoma St
Sierra Vista, AZ

General Services Building
921 Thatcher Blvd
Safford, AZ


Santa Catalina RD & SO: January 13, 2014  from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Santa Catalina RD: January 22, 2014  from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Tucson Interagency Fire Center
2646 E. Commerce Center Place
Tucson, AZ

Morris K. Udall Regional Center
7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ

 

Forest Plan Documents

Current Plan:

Plan Set of Documents:

Plan Revision Updates

Background Documents



Highlights