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Fall Cleanup Event in Redington Pass
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Details and Signup We hope you can join us in helping preserve the beauty of Redington Pass for all users. Every Volunteer Counts!

ABOVE: Our awesome cleanup volunteers at the Spring cleanup on April 22. 2017. Visit our Facebook page and "Like" us! To keep abreast of developments, please join our email list. Better yet, become a Friend by joining FRP as a member.

 

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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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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