Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Hunting

Arizona: US Forest Service Community Forum on The Tonto National Forest

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The US Forest Service is revising its management plan for the 3 million acre Tonto National Forest.  The 4-year plan revision process is at the first stage with an assessment of forest resource conditions and trends.

 

Public comment on the assessment is invited and a number of community forums have been scheduled between May and July.  Forum information and schedule is listed below.

 

The Tonto is a popular area for hunting and recreational shooting, but as the Forest becomes more urbanized, areas now open to hunting and shooting could be closed in the revised plan.  The forums where the topic of recreation will be discussed are highlighted in yellow.

 

It is important that hunters and shooters attend these forums and speak up for continued access and opportunities to hunt and shoot.  You can count on others attending who have competing recreational interests and/or those who simply oppose the use of firearms on forest lands.  The US Forest Service needs to hear that continuing the traditional and popular pursuits of hunting and shooting are public values that must be protected and continued in the revised forest plan.

 

The Tonto is the fifth largest forest in the United States.  It is one of the most-visited “urban” forests in the U.S. (approximately 5.8 million visitors annually).  Its boundaries are from Phoenix to the south, the Mogollon Rim to the north and the San Carlos and Fort Apache Indian reservations to the east.

 

 

Community Forum

Forums will involve presentations from Tonto NF staff and partners on key Forest Plan topics, followed by small group discussions to bring forth technical and local knowledge about these topics.

 

Community Forum Goals:

  • Create shared understanding of the Forest Plan and key Assessment topics
  • Provide an avenue to the public to give input on the Assessment
  • Lay the foundation for Forest Plan Revision

 

Schedule:

Monday, May 19: 6 – 8:30 PM

Topics: Terrestrial Resources (Wildlife & Vegetation)

Skyline High School, 845 S Crismon Rd, Mesa, AZ

 

Wednesday, May 21: 6 – 8:30 PM

Topics: Fire/Fuels, Forestry, Range

Julia Randall Elementary School, 902 W Main St, Payson, AZ

 

Wednesday, June 4: 6 – 8:30 PM

Topics: Recreation, Scenic Resources, Designated Areas

Tonto Basin Ranger District Office, 28079 Hwy 188, Roosevelt, AZ

 

Monday, June 16: 6 – 8:30 PM

Topics: Cultural Resources, Terrestrial Resources (Wildlife & Vegetation)

Julia Randall Elementary School, 902 W Main St, Payson, AZ

 

Tuesday, June 17: 6 – 8:30 PM

Topics: Air, Soil, Water Resources, and Infrastructure

Skyline High School, 845 S. Crismon Rd, Mesa, AZ

 

Thursday, June 19: 6 – 8:30 PM

Topics: Minerals, Range, Infrastructure

Gila County Community College – Gila Pueblo Campus

8274 S. Six Shooter Canyon Rd, Globe, AZ

 

Monday, June 30: 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Topics: Recreation, Scenic Resources, Designated Areas

Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N Schoolhouse Rd, Cave Creek, AZ

 

Wednesday, July 2: 6 – 8:30 PM

Topics: Fire/Fuels, Forestry, Range

Pleasant Valley Community Center, Hwy 288, Young, AZ

 

For More Information, please contact:
Ken Born

tontoplan@fs.fed.us
(602) 225-5200

 

You may also find additional opportunities to provide input at www.tontoplan.org

TRENDING NOW

News  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against California's Assault Weapons Control Act

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced it is supporting, along with the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA), an important Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s newly expanded Assault Weapons Control ...

“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 21, 2017

“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun

Public education’s long-running “zero tolerance” war against anything that suggests the idea of a firearm (including, for example, clothing, gestures, toys, food, computer images, and favorable opinions of self-defense) has claimed another victim. This time ...

The Prosecutors and the Pagans: Two Sides of the Empire State’s Gun Laws

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Prosecutors and the Pagans: Two Sides of the Empire State’s Gun Laws

Early this month, members of the gun-control group Prosecutors Against Gun Violence met at a “Manhattan Summit” and took the time to express their dismay and alarm over federal bills proposing national concealed carry reciprocity. ...

Chicago: Mayor Emanuel Demands Tougher Laws for Gun Dealers as Straw Purchaser Gets Probation

News  

Friday, April 21, 2017

Chicago: Mayor Emanuel Demands Tougher Laws for Gun Dealers as Straw Purchaser Gets Probation

On Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with representatives of the UCAN organization to make the case for further gun controls to combat the city’s violent crime. Chicago’s WLS reported that Emanuel used the opportunity ...

South Carolina: Senate Subcommittee to Hear Multiple Gun Bills Tomorrow

Monday, April 24, 2017

South Carolina: Senate Subcommittee to Hear Multiple Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to discuss several firearm-related bills, and subcommittee members need to hear from you.

California: Open Carry Ban Passes in the Assembly

Friday, April 21, 2017

California: Open Carry Ban Passes in the Assembly

Yesterday, the state Assembly passed Assembly Bill 7 by a vote of 44 to 29.   AB 424 was not considered during yesterday’s floor session, however it remains eligible for a vote at any time.  

Rhode Island:  House Committee Will Hear Over a Dozen Gun Bills Tuesday Night

Monday, April 24, 2017

Rhode Island: House Committee Will Hear Over a Dozen Gun Bills Tuesday Night

On Tuesday, April 24, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a marathon hearing on several anti-gun bills.

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

News  

Gun Laws  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

News broke this week that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reconsidered and “clarified” its Jan. 6, 2015 Open Letter on the use of stabilizing braces as shoulder stocks.

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Heads to Senate Floor

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Heads to Senate Floor

Yesterday, on the deadline for policy bills to move out of committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 719 with its -5 amendment.  Because a number of bills were effectively dead for ...

For 2017, A Historic NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 21, 2017

For 2017, A Historic NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

For the past decade, NRA-ILA has sponsored leadership forums that have allowed our members to hear directly from national leaders.  Next Friday, that tradition continues and the line up of speakers is top notch.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.