Land & Resources Management

Panorama of Potato Lake


Forest Plan

  • The Coconino National Forest's Forest, Land, and Resource Management Plan, generally known as the Forest Plan, defines the direction for managing the Forest. The Forest Plan provides for integrated multiple-use and sustained-yield of goods and services from the Forest in a way that maximizes the long-term net public benefits in an environmentally sounds manner. The current plan was put into place in 1987.
  • Forest Plan Revision: Learn about Coconino National Forest's work to revise its Forest Plan, read current drafts of the Plan, and learn how to participate.


Travel Management Rule

  • On November 2, 2005, the Forest Service announced final travel management regulations governing OHVs and other motor vehicle use on national forests and grasslands. Under the new rules, forests that do not restrict OHV travel to "designated roads-and-trails" must do so.
  • Wet Weather Travel Restrictions -  resulting in the temporary closure of many roads and the prohibition of cross-country motor vehicle travel including ATVs when soils are saturated due to precipitation.


Current Projects

  • Published documents and notices for the Coconino National Forest including Environmental Assessments, Decision Notices, Findings of No Significant Impact, Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements, and Records of Decision.


Fire and Aviation

  • The Forest Service has managed wildland fire for more than 100 years. But how we do it - why, when, and where we do it - has changed.


Range Management

  • Annual Operating Instructions for the Coconino Forest's Grazing Allotments.


Logging and Thinning Projects

  • Logging and thinning is just one of the tools in our toolbox to help restore the forest and reduce fuels. Multiple logging projects take place across the forest throughout the year, as conditions allow.


Terrestrial Ecosystems Survey of the Coconino National Forest

  • Electronic manuscript, with GIS map link. If you need further information, please call Rory Steinke at 928-527-3451.


Forest Orders

  • Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (a) gives each Forest Supervisor the authority to issue orders which close or restrict use of the of described areas within the area over which he/she has jurisdiction. An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying any or all of the prohibitions authorized in Title 36, Part 261, Subpart B, of the Code of Federal Regulations.


Forest Resources

  • Archaeology, Aspen, Botany, Forest Health, Wildlife & Fisheries, Fall Colors, Minerals & Geology

Project Spotlights

Cragin Watershed Protection Project

View of C.C. Cragin Reservoir

Reducing the risk of wildfire and post-fire flooding in the watersheds that lead to C.C. Cragin (formerly Blue Ridge) Reservoir.

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