Coronado National Forest


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Coronado National Forest

Address:300 W Congress St
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone:520-388-8300
Fax:520-388-8305
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado
Size: 1,780,196 acres.
Location:Southeastern Arizona. Accessible by US 80, 89, and 191; AZ 82. Nearby cities/towns include Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Nogales, Patagonia, Safford, Tombstone, Tucson, and Wilcox.
Facilities:Visitor centers, 32 campgrounds, dispersed camping, 31 picnic sites, trails, scenic drives, OHV area, 8 wilderness areas.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, ORV riding, skiing, spelunking, rock climbing.
Special Features:Forest protects 12 mountain ranges (Arizona's "sky islands"), which offer an unusual range of climates and vegetation, affording swimming and skiing opportunities just 40 miles apart. Mount Lemmon, just 25 miles northeast of downtown Tucson, is the southernmost ski area in the continental United States.

See other parks in Arizona.
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The mine is slated be built on the northeastern flank of the Santa Rita Mountains within the Coronado National Forest, 30 miles southeast of downtown Tucson, AZ.
42 km NNW of the summit of Coronado Peak, Coronado National Forest, Montezuma Pass Quad (7 1/2 min.
Among their topics are the Canadian experience with regulating and planning for cumulative effects, quantifying cumulative effects, cumulative effects on scenic quality in the Coronado National Forest, cumulative effects of human activities on barren-ground caribou, freshwater fishes, and sage-grouse and energy development.
In the early 2000s, I saw a couple run across the road on the Gray Ranch just short of the Coronado National Forest boundary.
78 million-acre Coronado National Forest boasts a landscape that ranges from mountains to desert, but here's a sameness big tree hunters will appreciate--a whopping 13 national champs: Arizona pine, Santa Catalina Mountains, 294 pts.
As a result, her appeal was dismissed without a decision, she was given a 30-day suspension for disloyalty, and she was given a directed reassignment from the Tongass, forcing her to move to the Mexican border near the Coronado National Forest or to resign.
The bighorns declined and eventually disappeared from their last Tucson stronghold as homes, office buildings, shopping malls, and roads were built up to the boundaries of Coronado National Forest and other Santa Catalina preserves.
During a visit to Arizona's Coronado National Forest near the border, Tancredo examined some of the damage wrought by the Mexican invasion.
Before long, ranchers and agencies including the Coronado National Forest of the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management in Safford, Arizona and Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the State Land Departments of New Mexico and Arizona, were committed to working toward coordinated ecosystem management for the whole area.
The twin-mirror Large Binocular Telescope, one of the most powerful in the world, is to be built on a two-mile-high peak in the Coronado National Forest 100 miles northeast of Tucson.
The fire-related closure of the Coronado National Forest during the summer of 2002 also delayed the project.
In preparation of the biological assessment the Coronado National Forest will work with Rosemont Copper Company and US FWS to identify any further conservation measures needed to mitigate for effects on endangered species, if any are determined to be required.