Land & Resources Management

Two Forest Service Employees Reviewing Paper Work

Management of forest resources falls into a number of disciplinary and administrative areas, primarily Forest Planning, Fire Management, Range Management, and Forestry Management.

Projects that affect the forest and surrounding communities are open for public comment. These pages provide access to documents of public interest within the different management areas.

Forest Planning

The  current Coronado National Forest Plan was implemented in 1986. The forest is currently undergoing a forest plan revision to provide guidance for managing the 1,717,934 acre forest for the next 10 to 15 years. Public participation in the revision process is welcome. Please visit our Plan Revision website for complete information.
 

Resource Management

  • Fire Management
    The Coronado National Forest amended its 1986 Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) with a proposed Wildland Fire Amendment. The purpose of the Wildland Fire Amendment was to update the LRMP's existing wildland fire management direction to comply with the 2001 Federal Wildland Fire Management policy (also know as the Federal Fire Policy). The Federal Fire Policy recognizes the essential role of fire in maintaining natural systems and allows managers a broader range of options when responding to wildland fires. Changes were made to the Forest-wide Goals, Standards and Guidelines in the LRMP to integrate the Federal Fire policy. These changes were documented at the Wildland Fire Amendment Home Page.

  • Forest Management
    Mid-level planning documents, including landscape or watershed assessments and roads analysis, are an intermediate planning step between the Forest Planning (programmatic) level and project planning. Recommended management actions are the primary result of assessments.

  • Travel Management  Designated Routes and Areas for Motor-vehicle use.  Follow this link to find out about the Travel Management Rule, the on-going Travel Management Analysis process, and the collaborative alternative process.

Spotlights

Application for Secure Rural Schools Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committe

If you are interested in serving a four-year term as a Resource Advisory Committee member please complete both forms below and return to Veronica Van Hulle at veronicarvanhulle@fs.fed.us.

AMENDMENT OF CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST LAND AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN

There has been an amendment to the Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to be consistent with the Travel Management rule. Please see the attached content.


Highlights

  • Schedule of Proposed Actions
    View a copy of the quarterly Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) for the Coronado National Forest.
  • Forest Projects
    "...to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests..."
  • Forest Planning
    The current Coronado National Forest Plan was implemented in 1986.
Link to the Inciweb fire information site

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