The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has adopted a resolution endorsing a 20-year extension of a federal public land order, withdrawing the San Francisco Peaks from sale, settlement and mineral extraction. The order supports the Coconino National Forest’s application to the Bureau of Land Management for the extension of the withdrawal. The existing order, which withdrew nearly 75-thousand acres in the San Francisco Peaks and Mount Elden Recreation Area from development or sale, is set to expire on October 15th. The extension will protect the cultural significance and recreational opportunities the area provides residents and visitors. The forest service is holding a virtual public meeting on August 17th at 5 p.m. To obtain a link to attend the meeting, log onto the Coconino National Forest website.
For information on the virtual meeting and how to be a part of it, click here: