The spring season for collecting live trees, known as wildings, from Coconino National Forest begins tomorrow and runs until May 10. There are typically two wildings permit seasons – one in the spring and another in the fall, for approximately one month while plants are dormant. Permits will be available for coniferous trees only. Due to the severe decline of aspen stands across the forest and lack of natural regeneration, aspen seedlings will not be offered.
The Coconino provides firewood for personal use both on a free-use permit and a paid permit basis. In either case, a permit must be acquired by anyone harvesting any firewood on the National Forest, except for the rather small amounts used in a campfire and gathered at the campfire site. Firewood permit sales begin April 17, 2015. Firewood cutting season starts April 18, 2015 and runs through December 13, 2015. Watch the Forest Products Permits page for up-to-date information.
Fees: Personal Use Paid Permit $5 per cord, $20 (four cord) minimum. Maximum 10 cords per household.
Explore the Red Rock landscape through a camera lens with local photographer JK Lovelett. Suitable for all levels of experience and camera types. The walk involves two hours of easy walking and standing. Bring your camera and drinking water, and wear hiking shoes. Space is limited and registration is required for this free public event. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Forest, Arizona Natural History Association, and the Coconino National Forest.
Naturalist Chris Weld will lead you on a walk to explore the fascinating geologic forces that have shaped the magnificent landscape of the region. View the dramatic effects of Oak Creek Canyon faulting and examine sedimentary, volcanic, and erosional land features. Space is limited. Registration is required for this free event. Be prepared for two hours of moderately difficult hiking and standing. Wear hiking shoes and bring drinking water.
Kids! Come explore the red rocks with us! Learn about invasive crayfish and uses of plants native to the area. The nature walk involves an hour of easy hiking. Bring drinking water and wear hiking shoes. Space is limited and registration is required for this free event. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Forest and the Coconino National Forest.