Plants & Trees

The Southwest is home to a diverse group of plants and trees. Below you will find more on plant species that are important, invasive, or endangered, as well as information on how we are working to preserve and manage plants and trees on the Coconino.

  • Invasive Plants & Weeds

    giant reed plant towering over two men

    Learn about invasive plant species found across the Coconino. 

  • Endangered Plants

    Arizona Cliffrose, a small white flower, blooms on the side of a trail on the Coconino NF

    Endangered plants in the southwest face threats from many sources. Learn what you can do to help. 

  • Aspen

    Yellow aspen and green Ponderosa Pine line Forest Road 418, part of the Around the Peaks Loop scenic

    Those white-barked beauties are known for their golden fall foliage and leaves that tremble in the breeze. But aspen have more than just their good looks working for them. They are a critical component of our northern Arizona forests.

  • Resources

    Orange and black butterflies perch on purple thistles

    Interested in learning even more? Here are some more trusted resources

  • Partnerships

    Man uses large tool to clear blackberry bush on the side of a trail

    The Coconino partners with many organizations in order to best preserve and manage our plants and trees.

Research Permits

Due to the volume of requests for research permits, the Coconino National Forest has an agreement with Northern Arizona University to review research proposals. The process for researchers to obtain permits on the Coconino National Forest is described in this page: Northern Arizona Environmental Research Database.

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