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Collaborative Area Management Plan

After the November 2014 community meeting on the Redington Pass Collaborative Area Management Plan (CAMP), members of the public were asked to volunteer for four working groups (Recreational Shooting, Recreational Access, Highly used Areas, and Conflicts among Users). FRP received 43 requests to serve on the working groups and were able to accept 35 based on the person’s stated familiarity with the Pass and affiliation with organizations or networks related to visiting the Pass as well as on the need to balance each working group across the many different recreational user groups.

The four working groups began their work on the CAMP on February 21st (the previously planned January 31st meeting was cancelled due to heavy rain and a flooding wash). The working group members met altogether at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch where they reviewed their tasks and CAMP Basics, developed ground rules for their meetings and decided how they would make decisions together. They also had their first individual working group meetings to get acquainted with one another and start digging into the issues that had been discussed at the November meeting.

A second round of working group meetings just concluded in March. These meetings focused on clarifying the underlying problems being addressed in each group and brainstorming very preliminary management recommendations to deal with those problems. A third round of meetings is set for April. More meetings are likely to be planned in May.

Two members from each working group were selected to participate in the Integration Group which met on February 23 to discuss the planning process and review the agenda for the March working group meetings. The Integration Group will meet again in late March to review the collective progress being made on the plan.

At each meeting, needed information is being identified and Coronado National Forest staff and other agencies are helping Rachel Glass assemble requested materials. Working group members will be going on an early April field trip to discuss issues on the ground.

See the links in the sidebar at left for several documents referred to in this Update as well as the list of CAMP working group members. To have future Updates and other pertinent information delivered to your inbox, please join our email list below.

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Kirk Emerson
President, FRP

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