|U.S. Forest Service implements travel management rules May 1|
|Written by Christopher Fox Graham|
|Monday, 30 April 2012 00:00|
The Coconino National Forest could get a lot quieter starting Tuesday, May 1.
Expect to see cars, ATVs and Jeeps in fewer places on the forest’s 1.8 million acres as the new Travel Management Rule goes into effect. The rule, mandated across all national forests, bans motor vehicles except on designated routes and areas just off some of the authorized roads.
Coconino National Forest Acting Forest Supervisor Kristin Bail signed off on the plan Sept. 28 on behalf of Forest Supervisor M. Earl Stewart. The plan was officially released to the public Nov. 4. It faced a 45-day appeal period to address any further complaints or adjustments.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 25, edition of The Camp Verde Journal or the Cottonwood Journal Extra.