Current 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 1987.
Forest Plan Revision
The Coconino National Forest is revising its Forest Plan! A forest land and resource management plan, or forest plan, provides integrated, forest-wide guidance for all forest uses and activities on National Forest lands.
We encourage the public to participate throughout the plan revision process and believe stakeholder involvement and input will help to develop effective and sustainable forest guidance for the next decade and beyond.
Forest Plan Monitoring and Evaluation Reports
As directed by the Forest Plan, the Coconino National Forest conducts regular monitoring and evaluation of forest resources. Annual reports are available online at Forest Plan Monitoring and Evaluation.
Fossil Creek Comprehensive River Management Plan
Fossil Creek was designated by Congress as a Wild and Scenic River in 2009, which includes approximately 17 miles of river located in central Arizona. Coconino and Tonto National Forests are developing the Fossil Creek Comprehensive River Management plan to manage the area since its popularity has increased and the area has suffered from the impact of trash and overuse. The public plays a pivotal part in developing the plan and is encouraged to participate in developing the plan for future management.
Red Rock Pass Fee Program Proposal (2015)
The Coconino National Forest is seeking comments from the public regarding proposed changes to the Red Rock Pass (RRP) fee program that will enable continued improvements to two new stand-alone fee sites, and reduce public confusion about fee sites versus fee areas.
Red Rock Ranger District Trails Planning (2013-Present)
The Red Rock Ranger District held monthly meetings in 2013 to discuss new trails and trailheads for potential addition to the District’s official trail system. A report summarizing the results of the meetings is now available (Red Rock Trails Planning Results 2013 and Appendices).
Red Rock District Ranger Nicole Branton is now asking for broader public feedback about some of the specific trail ideas. Please see:
SOPA (Schedule of Proposed Actions)