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Coronado National Forest News

The current Coronado National Forest Plan was implemented in 1986. In the years since then, many social and resource conditions changed, scientific information improved, and land management policies evolved. Though the plan was amended many times, some changes could not be addressed quickly or effectively.

The 1986 Plan will be revised in a way that encourages increased public participation.

What Does Plan Revision Mean?

The current Coronado Plan still provides a solid foundation for forest management. So, instead of starting over from scratch, planners will identify and retain parts of the existing plan that continue to work. New scientific information will be incorporated. Existing policy that isn't working will be eliminated.

The planning process is lengthy and rigorous, so we expect the initial plan revision to take at least two years.

Public Participation Welcome!

Public participation helps promote better decisions and greater understanding of those decisions. We are currently formulating ways to work actively with the public during the revision process. Please let us know your ideas about how you would like to interact with our planning team, both now and over the course of the process.


Learn how to get involved in Forest Plan Revision. Your participation is crucial.

Public meetings will be held throughout southeastern Arizona during October and November, 2007.


October 23
Chiricahua, Peloncillo & Dragoon Mountains
Douglas Visitor Center
425 10th St.
Douglas, AZ  85607
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

October 24
Chiricahua, Peloncillo & Dragoon Mountains       
#1 Panther Drive
Animas, NM  88020
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

October 25;
Pinaleno, Galiuro, Santa Teresa and Winchester Mountains                          
Eastern Arizona College                                   
1014 N. College Avenue                                 
Thatcher, AZ  85552   
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 27
All Mountain Ranges
Cochise College
1025 State Route 90
Benson, AZ  85602
9:00 am – 11:30 am


November 5
Huachuca, Patagonia & Whetsone Mountains

Windemere Hotel and Conference Center
2047 S. Highway 92
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

November 7
Santa Rita, Atascosa & Tumacacori Mountains

Rio Rico High School
1220 Camino Lito Galindo
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

November 8
Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains

Sheraton Hotel and Suites
5151 E. Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 Link to the Coronado NF website for additional info

You will find all of the information about the workshops on the last page of our September 2007 Newsletter:

Also available is the Draft Integrated Need for Change Report.  This report provides a more detailed summary of the progress that has been made in the revision process to date:

Coronado National Forests
300 W Congress St
Tucson AZ 85701
(520) 388-8300

Nogales Ranger District
303 Old Tucson Rd
Nogales AZ 85621
(520) 281-2296
Douglas Ranger District
1192 W Saddleview Rd
Douglas AZ  85607
(520) 364-3468
Safford Ranger District
711 14th Ave Ste D
Safford AZ  85546
(520) 428-4150
Sierra Vista Ranger District
5990 N Hwy 92
Hereford AZ 85615
(520) 378-0311
Santa Catalina Ranger District
5700 N Sabino Canyon Rd
Tucson AZ 85750
(520) 749-8700
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