Resource Management

Forest Resources


Flowers and trees, not birds and bees, invasive weeds...

Fall Colors

Learn about the changing of leaves in the autumn, and find recommendations for the best places to see fall colors throughout the Coconino National Forest.

Forest Health

Bark Beetles, Aphids, Hazardous Trees.

Minerals & Geology

Visit U.S. Forest Service "Minerals & Geology Management" web page. Agency programs help facilitate the energy, mineral and geologic activities that take place within your national forests.

Mining & Treasure Hunting

Limited collection of rocks and minerals for personal use is allowed on most National Forest System lands, but there are rules to follow. If you wish to look in wilderness areas there are even more rules.

Water Quality

Learn more about water quality concerns in the Coconino National Forest.


Watch a video demonstrating a model watershed to observe how water affects watershed function including streams, homes and reservoirs.

Wildlife & Fisheries

Birds and bees, and bear and native fish


Travel Management

The Travel Management Rule issued in 2005 required National Forests to restrict OHV travel to "designated roads-and-trails." Related information:

  • Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) shows the designated system of roads and trails, identifying where driving a motor vehicle on the National Forest is legal.
  • Wet Weather Travel Restrictions permit the temporary closure of many roads to motor vehicle travel, including ATVs, when soils are saturated due to precipitation.
  • Travel Analysis Report (2010) [PDF] was used to start the planning process for which roads were designated for motor vehicle use on the MVUM. The Coconino National Forest is working on updating the Travel Analysis Report to identify all roads as Likely Needed or Likely Not Needed. The updated Travel Analysis Report is expected to help inform which non-designated roads are Likely Not Needed for future management actions.

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