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Sedona trails closed during stay at home order

Sedona AZ – To continue measures limiting the spread of COVID-19, the Coconino National Forest Red Rock Ranger District in coordination with the counties impacted, will close the following popular Sedona AZ trails and trailheads on April 4, 2020, until further notice: The five areas that will close are: • Bell Rock Trail and Trailhead. • Cathedral Rock Trail and Trailhead. • Courthouse Vista... 

Coconino National Forest Closes Recreation Sites Indefinitely

Sedona AZ — Coconino National Forest has closed its developed recreation and day-use sites indefinitely to protect public and employee health, as well as align with state and local measures already in place to lessen the impact of COVID-19. The vast majority of the forest is still open to visitors who want to spend time outdoors participating in recreational opportunities that support social distancing,... 

Smoky skies will continue for several days

Sedona AZ (September 18, 2018) – The U.S. Forest Service advises that Coconino National Forest area residents affected by the Platypus and Rhino fires can expect smoky morning skies for a few more days. – Two lighting-caused fires continue to burn, but burnout operations have been successful and smoke will decrease as the week goes on. – These fires are burning in extremely steep... 

Coconino National Forest Expands Red Rock Trails

Sedona AZ (May 31, 2018) – The Coconino National Forest’s Red Rock Ranger District is planning to add non-motorized Forest Service system trails through the Red Rock Trails Enhancement Project, according to a decision signed by the district ranger Thursday. Between 2013 and 2016, forest managers in the Red Rock Ranger District identified a need to provide more non-motorized trails, increase... 

SOAZ and Coconino County Begin Stage II Fire Restrictions

Sedona AZ (April 30, 2018) – Come Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions across all Southern Arizona state owned and managed lands. Restrictions will impact Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties. On Friday, May 4, 2018, DFFM will place Coconino County, south of the Grand Canyon, in Stage... 

Bellemont AZ Fire Burning Inside Camp Navajo

Sedona AZ (February 6, 2018) – Camp Navajo Fire Department is responding to a fire that was initiated in the southwest corner of Camp Navajo near Volunteer Canyon. The Gate 13 Fire started February 6 during demolition operations and is approximately 830 acres, in an area that precludes active fire suppression and remains within the established containment lines. Camp Navajo Fire Department and... 

Fire Danger Levels Rise in Sedona Fire District

Sedona AZ (October 17, 2017) – Earlier this week, Coconino National Forest managers increased the fire danger rating from moderate to high. “Due to the decrease in fuel moistures and lack of rain in the forecast, forest managers have made the decision to elevate fire danger levels to high,” explained Jon Davis, Sedona Fire District Fire Marshal. “Fire conditions will likely remain elevated... 

Sedona Heritage Museum Showcases Hopi Billingsley Dancers Film

Ken Zoll, Director of the Camp Verde Arizona Archaeology Center will be a Living History guest speaker at the Sedona Heritage Museum in March 2017. Sedona AZ (February 22, 2017) – The Sedona Heritage Museum is hosting the next in its Living History speaker series on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the museum. Guest speaker Ken Zoll will present an Arizona Humanities AZ Speaks program... 

Ikes Backbone Allotment Closure Under Consideration

Sedona AZ (October 5, 2015) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Good afternoon, The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is asking for your comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA), which includes a proposal to close the Ike’s Backbone Allotment to livestock grazing. The Ike’s Backbone Allotment is located on the southwestern boundary of the Coconino... 

Coconino National Forest Spring 2016 Plan Revision Update

Sedona AZ (April 6, 2016) – It has been a while since the Coconino National Forest revision plan received a public update, writes its revision team at the U.S. Forest Service. Since the conclusion of the 90-day comment period on the draft plan and draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), the team has been focused on reviewing all the comments received on the documents and determining how... 
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