White Spar Trailhead and Adjacent Trails Update

Contact(s): Debbie Maneely: 928-443-8130


Several trails were recently impacted by the thinning project that has been occurring near White Spar Campground. Although thinning operations are complete, we recommend that visitors avoid using Trail #81, 371, 372, 373, 374, and the 396 until all restoration work is complete. Portions of these trails are either covered with debris or are difficult to follow. The contractor is still working on erosion control features, restoring system trails, and other closeout work associated with the thinning project. We also have a trail crew scheduled to begin trail restoration work this Wednesday, April 17th. We understand the inconvenience and concern this project has caused local trail users and we are committed to doing our best to restore the trails. Please be patient with us as we complete this work over for the next 3 weeks.

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In addition to the trails, the White Spar Campground is open and visitors can reserve campsites by navigating to https://www.recreation.gov/ or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

 

The intent of the Schoolhouse Stewardship Project is to improve the health and resiliency of fire-adapted ecosystems while simultaneously reducing hazardous fuels that pose a threat to life and property in the Wildland-Urban Interface. The now completed thinning phase is just one step in working towards this goal. To continue the restoration process, Forest managers will be working over the next few years to burn the residual slash piles and reintroducing low-intensity prescribed burns.

 

The public can obtain additional information via the following:

 





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