Features

Four Mile Fire Galiuro Mountains

Great progress on the Fourmile Prescribed Fire in the northwest part of the Galiuro Mountains.
Monday's accomplishments included blacklining the western boundary of the burn, and testing some interior slopes to evaluate burning conditions. Blacklining is burning areas to serve as the fire's outermost boundaries.
Tuesday the blackline on the western boundary was strengthened, and 80% of the blackline in Pipestem Canyon was completed.
The total project area, to be treated in March and April as conditions become favorable, is 11,500 acres. The purpose of the project is to reduce the accumulation of hazardous fuels, improve range and watershed conditions, improve wildlife habitat, return the ecosstem to a more fire-resilient state, and reduce the likelihood of high-intensity wildfire in the area. Reducing the threat of extreme fire behavior from future wildland fires also reduces threats to firefighter and public safety, and reduces costs.

Border 1 Burn near Coronado Memorial

The Border I Prescribed Fire is underway on the Sierra Vista Ranger District. The  burn is located on the west side of the Huachuca Mountains.
The burn will directly benefit the District and Coronado National Memorial by achieving the purposes of the Huachuca FIreScape Project. 
FireScape is a collaborative environmental analysis of three Federal agencies across approximately 400,000 acres.
Partners on the burn include Coronado National Forest; Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fort Apache Agency; and National Park Service, Coronado National Memorial.
Montezuma Pass Overlook will be closed during the burning, which will take place throughout today, and may continue through tomorrow

Rosemont Copper Project

                                 Rosemont Copper Project 

Interim Sabino Shuttle Service Anticipated Soon

An interim gasoline powered shuttle will be deployed soon in Sabino Canyon while the electric shuttle is built.

Catalina-Rincon Firescape Project Update

Catalina-Rincon Firescape Update

Southwest Interagency Fire Restrictions & Closures

State, federal and local land management organizations now have a new web site available for the public to use for checking for Fire Restrictions and Closures.   

City of Tombstone Special Use Permit, Coronado National Forest

Equipment in use at Miller Springs

The Forest Service has authorized the City of Tombstone to repair or replace all water lines under special use permit and which were operational prior to flood damage. A list of documentation including maps and images is available.

Mount Lemmon Standard Amentity Fee Site Plan

This new plan becomes effective June 24th, 2013 and covers the Mount Lemmon recreation fee area's eleven individual standard amenity fee sites. The plan includes fee details and timeline, along with two maps which show the Fee Sites, Day Use and Camping areas. 

Highlights

  • Follow the Coronado on Twitter!
  • Current Coronado Schedule of Proposed Actions
    The current SOPA Report contains a list of proposed actions that will begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation.
  • Forest Plan
    The current Coronado National Forest Plan was implemented in 1986.
Image: Sky Island Children's Forest Logo

Sky Islands Children’s Forest


Closeup view of a Yellow Columbine flower

Flowers and Cactus of the Coronado

 



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