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Forest Service continues fence project in Lower Salt River area: minimize horse-related accidents

PHOENIX, January 11, 2020 — For Immediate Release.  Tonto National Forest staff continue to oversee contracted installation of 14 miles of fence in the Lower Salt River area on the Mesa Ranger District as part of a joint effort to prevent horses from crossing Bush Highway, which endangers the animals and …

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Apply Now for Women in Wildland Fire Training Camp

PHOENIX – September 17, 2019 – The USDA, Forest Service, Tonto National Forest is looking for career-focused women who want to protect and preserve America’s public lands by training to become on-call wildland firefighters for the 2020 fire season.  These on-call positions will provide support to wildland fire operations during fire season …

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Prescribed burns north of Payson to begin Monday, March 5th.

PHOENIX, March 2, 2018—.  Tonto National Forest fire specialists will continue to conduct prescribed fire treatments on approximately 1,566 acres in areas north of Payson, starting on Monday, March 5, and continuing through Friday, March 9, 2018.  The treatment areas are located north of Payson, northwest of Whispering Pines, and southwest of Verde …

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Forest Supervisor Issues Decision Notice for Apache Leap management plan

Selects Proposed Action The Tonto National Forest has reached a final decision regarding the adoption of a management plan for the Apache Leap Special Management Area (SMA). Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth recently signed a Decision Notice to implement the Proposed Action for the Apache Leap SMA management plan. The Proposed …

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Tonto Basin Ranger District Announces Seasonal Closures

For Immediate Release. Forest officials have implemented the following changes to campsites in the Tonto Basin Ranger District. Roosevelt Lake Bermuda Flat shoreline camping closed November 15, 2017, in observance of a seasonal wildlife closure. It is scheduled to reopen February 15, 2018 Cholla Bay shoreline is now open to provide …

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Precribed Fire Treatment North of Payson to begin Monday

PAYSON,   Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,247-acre prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly ruins area north of Payson beginning on Monday, November 13, through Thursday,  November 16, 2017. The prescribed fire will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush. Guest ContributorGuest Contributors …

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Heavy Smoke Advisory for Clay Springs Area – Nov. 6-8

As part of the Forest’s ongoing strategy to reduce catastrophic wildfire danger in Rim County, Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,479-acre broadcast prescribed fire treatment in the Clay Springs area between forest roads 411 and 128.  Ignitions will commence on Monday, Nov. 6, and continue through Wednesday, …

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