Come out and help make the importance of mountain biking known to your local land managers! Bold italics are the most important info below!

November public meetings are scheduled to gather early public input on developing Forest Plan language

Interested members of the public are invited to engage in the revision of the Coconino National Forest’s Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).  The public will learn about the Forest Plan revision process to date, comment on current draft desired conditions for the forest, and provide ideas for the development of guidelines and management approaches. Three meetings will be held between 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.:

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monday, November 8
– Flagstaff, AZ
Radisson Woodlands Hotel, 1175 W Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Tuesday, November 9 – Cottonwood, AZ
Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 South 6th St, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326

Wednesday, November 10 – Happy Jack, AZ
Happy Jack Lodge, (directions found at

Between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. an open house focusing on ecological plan components will be held in each location.

Following the open house, a workshop on the recreation plan components will begin with a presentation promptly at 6:00 pm.  Individuals planning to attend the recreation workshop should arrive by 6:00 and plan to stay until 8:30 pm.

To allow for maximum consideration during the next step in the planning process, comments related to the subjects of the November meetings should be submitted by December 10, 2010 by

online via the Contact Us page (

Written comments may also be mailed or delivered to Coconino National Forest, Attn:  Plan Revision, 1824 S. Thompson, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

Please note that comments are always welcome and will be considered in subsequent steps of the plan revision process. Names and addresses submitted in response to any request for comments are also considered part of the public record for this project and may be released to the public if requested under the Freedom of Information Act.  Providing contact information is optional.

The Forest Plan revision process is following an aggressive schedule, yet opportunities for public involvement will be available throughout the revision process.