Yavapai-Prescott • Entered by Jenny Cobb on January 25, 2021

Fossil Creek

January 19, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 1
Participants 1
Total Hours 1

Key Issue: Water-related Conservation
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Key Partners: Sierra Club Yavapai Group, Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club Yavapai Group
Landscape/area: Coconino National Forest (1852201 acres)

Short Description of Activity

Review Objection letter. Key issues: Recreation ORV not justified, excessive PAOT, Adaptive Management Monitoring (Inadequate recreation/biological/Noise), fishing, Spring Snail, motorized access, and public Safety. Fossil Creek empties into the Verde River at Child, AZ.

Reflection/Evaluation

Wild and Scenic Fossil Creek is a popular recreation area – waterfall, cliffs to jump off, dispersed camping, soaring cliffs, trails, riparian area accessed by 14 miles of very rough dirt road. In the past few years access has been by lottery. Road from Strawberry has been inaccessible for about four years after a rockfall (I have pictures). In the past Broads have joined our environmental partners in clean up. Cononino Forest on one side, Tonto on the other. FS wants to increase numbers of people allowed, etc. I have many pics over the years if anyone is interested camping, hiking, stewardship, and nephews and nieces jumping off the high cliffs.

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