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Forest Service seeks feedback on trail plan

The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public feedback on its development of a comprehensive plan for the Arizona National Scenic Trail. A 60-day comment period begins Aug. 1.

The plan is being developed in partnership with the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Parks, local governments, and the Arizona Trail Association. The plan will guide management of the trail for the next 15 to 20 years.

The Arizona National Scenic Trail stretches more than 800 miles from Mexico to the Utah border. Thousands of hikers, runners, mountain bicyclists, and horseback riders enjoy the trail each year. It stretches through seven Arizona counties, four National Forests, one state park, four National Park Service sites including Grand Canyon National Park, and two Bureau of Land Management units.

Information about the plan can be found at: main/azt/land-resources-management/. Click on “Public Participation” and follow the link to the “project information page” to leave your comments or feedback about the proposed plan.



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