Volunteer trail work days are held in the morning, typically 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Details are announced as work day projects are scheduled. Bring sturdy, closed-toe shoes; long pants; work gloves; sunscreen; water; and snacks. Hard hats are provided, or bring your own bike helmet or hard hat. Questions? Call Bret Edstrom at 928-203-7509.
The Friends of the Forest Sedona and Arizona Natural History Association host walks, talks, exhibits, and other events in the Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Verde Valley area throughout the year. Most events are free and open to the public, but pre-registration may be required.
The Coconino provides firewood for personal use both on a free-use permit and a paid permit basis. In either case, a permit must be acquired by anyone harvesting any firewood on the National Forest, except for the rather small amounts used in a campfire and gathered at the campfire site. Firewood permit sales begin April 14, 2017. Firewood cutting season starts April 15, 2017 and runs through December 10, 2017. Watch the Firewood Permits & Cutting Season page for up-to-date information.
Fees: Personal Use Paid Permit $5 per cord, $20 (four cord) minimum. Maximum 12 cords per household.
Verde Valley Fire Chief's Association and Yavapai County Sheriff's Department will be putting on a special presentation and show for "Life and Fire Safety Awareness Night." Everyone is invited to come to learn about the Life and Fire Safety (LAFS) group. They put together skits twice a year to local schools educating kids kinder – 5th grade about fire safety.
Two of our very own USFS fire prevention folks (Coconino NF and Prescott NF) are in the skits showing off their “acting” skills! It will be a fun family evening with Smokey Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog and Dudley Do Right!