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 2018.
  • Forest Plan Revision: The Coconino National Forest recently completed the revision of its 1987 Forest Plan. Learn about Coconino National Forest's work to revise its Forest Plan and read the 2018 Forest plan, the Record of Decision and the Final Environmental Impact Statement.


Travel Management Rule

  • Information about the background, planning, and implementation of the Travel Management Rule. Forest Service announced final travel management regulations governing OHVs and other motor vehicle use on national forests and grasslands in 2005. Under these rules, National Forests are required to restrict OHV travel to "designated roads-and-trails."
  • In response to the Travel Management Rule, the Coconino National Forest has designated a system of roads and trails, which identifies where you are allowed to drive a motor vehicle on the National Forest. Designated routes and areas are shown on the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).


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 and other documents for the Coconino National Forest's grazing allotments.


Logging and Thinning Projects

  • Logging and thinning operations are just one set 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.


Terrestrial Ecosystems Survey of the Coconino National Forest

  • Information and map for the 1995 Terrestrial Ecosystems Survey.


Forest Orders

  • Forest Orders detailing active restrictions and closures throughout the Coconino National Forest. Roads, areas, and uses may be restricted or closed to protect human safety, wildlife, or forest resources.


Forest Resources

  • Learn about archaeology, botany, wildlife, fisheries, forest health, minerals, and more.

Project Spotlights

Fossil Creek Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP)

Waterfall on Fossil Creek

The Coconino and Tonto National Forests are developing a long-term management plan to guide future management and development of the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River corridor. Learn about the planning project, get the details on the proposed management plan, and find out how you can get involved in guiding the future of Fossil Creek Wild & Scenic River!


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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