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See our Events page for info on the upcoming
April 22, 2017 Spring Cleanup event


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Community Meeting: Dec 7, 2016

More than fifty people were in attendance at the third community meeting hosted by Friends of Redington Pass (FRP). At the meeting FRP presented an overview of its Collaborative Area Management Plan (CAMP) recommendations, answered questions, solicited feedback, and encouraged volunteers to help work on Plan implementation. Table discussions covered such topics as motorized recreation, hiking and mountain biking and horse trails, recreational target shooting, safety and enforcement, site improvements and signage.

FRP's CAMP was well received by the USFS, Coronado National Forest (CNF). Santa Catalina District Ranger Ken Born congratulated FRP on the CAMP and confirmed his commitment to working in partnership with FRP on specific Plan priorities in the coming months. He introduced Adam Milnor, on loan from the National Park Service, who will provide FRP and the CNF district with technical assistance in implementing several of the Plan recommendations. The district will also be working with AZ Game and Fish, the Pima County Sheriff's Dept., and Saguaro National Park to improve law enforcement on the Pass.

Another immediate consequence of the CAMP recommendations is the district’s new closure order regarding recreational target shooting on the Pass. Consistent with the adaptive management approach recommended by the CAMP, CNF has reopened the easternmost shooting area, while closing the western slope from the forest boundary along Redington Road to Mile Marker 6.3 at the re-opened shooting area. Recreational target shooting is now prohibited within .6 miles of Redington Pass along this stretch of Rt. 371.

In addition, a signage initiative recommended in the CAMP is off and running, as we start inventorying damaged or missing signs and develop a strategy with the district to redesign and/or replace signs along the Pass. We are hoping to remind visitors that the Pass is a special place and the Forest Service and the Friends of Redington Pass are reaching out to everyone to help keep it clean and safe.

We want to thank the Real Life Church on Houghton Road for providing the meeting venue. And a special thanks to the facilitators who helped manage and record the table discussions.

Click here for the CAMP Spring 2016 Update, links to the full CAMP Report & accompanying map.

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1,200 lbs Picked Up
by 50 Volunteers!

Fifty volunteers picked up 1,200 lbs of trash during the cleanup event sponsored by FRP and Tread Lightly! on November 19, 2016. Stewardship of our public lands is everyone's responsibility. A big thank you to all of our volunteers, agency and commercial sponsors who helped preserve the natural beauty of Redington Pass, including:

Tread Lightly!, USFS: Coronado National Forest, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Tucson National Park Service , REI, Summit Hut, 4 Wheel Parts,
Tucson RideNow Powersports, Native Seeds/SEARCH, Southern Arizona Hiking Club, Trail Riders of Southern Arizona,
and #AZFJ.

More event photos.

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Coronado National Forest's Closure Order / Shooting Map for Redington Pass
The updated closure order and shooting map can be found here on the Alerts & Notices page of the Coronado National Forset Service website.

 

 
 


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