Resource Management

Fire and Aviation

The Forest Service has managed wildland fire for more than 100 years. But how we do it - why, when, and where we do it - has changed. For decades, we fought fire. Science has changed the way we think about wildland fire and the way we manage it. We still fight it, especially to protect communities and the resources people need—but we also use it to make forests and grasslands healthier and to protect communities and natural resources, especially clean, abundant water.

Learn more about Fire and Aviation on the Coconino National Forest

 

Forest Resources

Botany

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

 

Forest Health

Bark Beetles, Aphids, Hazardous Trees

 

Wildlife & Fisheries

Birds and bees, and bear and native fish

 

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.

 

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.

 

Watershed

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

 

Water Quality

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

 

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.