Temporary Closures Affect Coconino National Forest

Temporary Closures Affect Coconino National Forest

Officials with the National Park Service and Coconino National Forest have announced new closures.

On July 17, a temporary closure was issued for the active forest thinning project at the southwest base of Mount Elden. Now, those closures have been extended.

The Elden Base Project is a 642-acre subset of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project. It’s being completed in 13 segments, and the active units will be shut off from public use in order to keep everyone safe from forest harvesting operations. Dakota Logging LLC’s additional operations will have an impact on parts of the Pipeline, Lower Oldham and Arizona National Scenic Trails.

Residents should be aware that additional project closures may occur as the thinning operations continue as the project work moves east to west through July 2019.

Residents and visitors may notice heavy equipment and truck traffic along Elden Lookout Road. There may be traffic patrol on the scene to monitor motorists as thinning units move into the area. This is true for Schultz Pass Road and State Route 180 as well.
For more information, please visit the official website at www.CoconinoNationalForest.us and forest information boards. You may also contact the Flagstaff Ranger District at (928) 526-0866.

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