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Flagstaff Getting New Deputy District Ranger

The Coconino National Forest is pleased to welcome Jen Hensiek as the new Deputy District Ranger of the Flagstaff Ranger District. Jen moved from McCall, Idaho where she was the North Zone Recreation Staff for the Boise National Forest with direct oversight of recreation on three ranger districts. She has also worked as a biological […]

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Travel Restrictions on Coconino Forest Beginning Soon

On May 1, the Coconino National Forest will implement the Travel Management Rule, which is mandated across all national forests and prohibits motor vehicle use off designated routes and roads.  The purpose of the Rule is to provide for appropriate motorized access and motorized recreation opportunities while protecting important forest resources and non-motorized recreation opportunities. […]

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Restrictions Affecting Forest Off-Roading

Plans to close more than 3,000 miles of Coconino National forestland to motorized vehicles is raising the ire of many groups. The closure means nearly half of the rural forest roads currently open will close in February. Groups on both sides of this issue have been meeting for six years to come up with a […]

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Matt Ryan Testifying in Washington D.C.

Hoping to gain federal support to allow several Coconino County residents to retain property they’ve lived on for years, County District 3 Supervisor Matt Ryan testified before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Friday morning. Supervisor Ryan urged members of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands to approve H.R. 1038. The […]

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Lowell Observatory’s Discovery Partnership

Lowell Observatory announces that Boston University (BU) has signed a long-term agreement to become a partner for the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). The agreement in perpetuity grants BU astronomers use of the world-class, four-meter telescope for 40 or more nights each year. “Lowell Observatory has a strong relationship with BU that we expect will get […]

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Camping Restrictions In Place Near Snowbowl

To provide for greater public safety and property protection, the Coconino National Forest is implementing a restriction on overnight camping in the Snowbowl Road, Snowbowl and Leroux Springs area. Camping is still allowed at designated dispersed campsites along Forest Road 522/Freidlein Prairie Road and at “Big Camp” along Humphreys Peak trail. Day-use recreational activities such […]

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Additional Fire Restrictions for Flagstaff and Coconino

Coconino National Forest officials are implementing additional fire restrictions.  Under these restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal or wood stoves continue to be prohibited on the forest, including in developed campgrounds. The restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles or buildings. Fireworks are always prohibited on National Forest System lands. Additional restrictions prohibit: chainsaw use from 11 […]

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Coffee with Mandy Metzger

June 20, 7:00-9:00 a.m.  Coconino County Supervisor Mandy Metzger invites constituents to visit about issues and express concerns.  Monday’s meeting will be held at Mary’s Cafe on Hwy 89 in east Flagstaff.   Metzger’s guest will be Don Muise, Assistant Fire and Aviation Staff Officer for the Coconino National Forest.  

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