Open Season for Recreation Event Special Use Permit Applications Open Through Nov. 30, 2020

USDA Forest Service

Coronado National Forest

Southwestern Region

Web: www.fs.usda.gov/Coronado
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Media Contact: Dorilis Camacho-Torres
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Open Season for Recreation Event Special Use Permit Applications Open Through Nov. 30, 2020 

Tucson, AZ, September 17, 2020 – The Open Season for Recreation Event Special Use Permit Applications for calendar year 2021 is open through November 30, 2020. The open season timeframe applies to new applications, permit renewals, and amendments to existing permits which require environmental review and compliance.

“This is the second year we are using an open season to receive applications” said Alysa Hansen, Special Uses Program Manager. “The open season timeframe helps us process applications more efficiently and provide better customer service to people interested in getting a special use permit”.

Timeline for 2021 permits

Open Season for Applications

Applications Approved

NEPA Completed

All permits ready for Issue

September 1 to      November 30, 2020

January 31, 2021

January 31, 2021

February 29, 2021

Applications must include a completed Part 1 Application and Operating Plan for Recreation Events and maps showing locations of proposed activities. Application materials are available online at www.fs.usda.gov/main/coronado/passes-permits/event-commercial. Other permit requirements such as insurance will not be required until after a determination is made to process the application. Each proponent who applies for a special use permit in 2021 will be contacted no later than January 31, 2021.  Actual permit issuance may require more time.

The Coronado National Forest will accept applications until November 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Applications sent by mail must be postmarked by that date. Applications received after November 30, 2020 will be subject to review based on other permit processing priorities. 

For more information about the Open Season, please contact Alysa Hansen, alysa.hansen@usda.gov.

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