PHOENIX, November 1, 2017—For Immediate Release. The Tonto Preliminary Proposed Plan, the first step toward revising the current Tonto National Forest land and resource management plan, will be released for public comment on Monday, November 6, 2017. Forest officials are hosting eight public meetings in November to share information with the public about the preliminary plan, the next steps in the plan revision process, and how to get involved to help shape the future management of the Tonto National Forest.
Meeting dates, times, and locations are:
- Tuesday, November 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Mesa)
Franklin at Brimhall Elementary/Franklin Junior High, 4949 East Southern Ave, Mesa
- Wednesday, November 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. (Cave Creek)
Desert Foothills Library, 38443 North Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek
- Monday, November 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. (Roosevelt)
Tonto Basin Ranger District Office – Roosevelt Lake Visitor Center, 28097 AZ-188, Roosevelt
- Tuesday, November 14 from 5 – 7 p.m. (Payson)
Payson High School, 301 South McLane, Payson
- **Wednesday, November 15 from 2 – 4 p.m. (Young)
Pleasant Valley Community Center, Highway 288, Young
- Thursday, November 16 from 5 – 7pm (Globe/Miami)
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center, 150 North Plaza Circle, Miami
- Monday, November 20 from 5 – 7pm (Superior)
Superior Junior/Senior High School, 100 W Mary Dr., Superior
- Tuesday, November 21 from 5 – 7pm (Phoenix)
24th Street Conference Center, 1841 N 24th St #10, Phoenix
The Tonto National Forest is developing a revised land and resource management plan for the Tonto National Forest, utilizing the 2012 planning rule. The current plan, approved in 1985, is outdated and does not address current issues relevant to the Tonto National Forest including recreation, healthy watersheds, open spaces, ecosystem restoration and wildlife.
More information about the meetings will be available on the plan revision website www.tontoplan.org. Those with additional questions are encouraged to contact the Tonto National Forest via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.