…they are our last wild treasures.
Act now and you can help Governor Napolitano protect these special places for all of us.
Now is the time to tell the Arizona Game and Fish Department that you want 100% of Arizona’s roadless national forest lands fully protected. Your participation at public meetings and comment letters will assist Governor Janet Napolitano and the Arizona Game and Fish Department in developing Arizona’s petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to protect all 1.2 million acres of inventoried roadless areas in six national forests in Arizona. These lands are crucial to wildlife and their habitat, recreational opportunities like hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping, protecting our forest watersheds, and guarding against dangerous wildlfires.
Visit www.arizonaroadless.org to learn more about roadless areas and how you can help! Tell your friends. Spread the word!
A series of open house meetings will be held around the state in July and August to provide the public with more information on roadless areas and the state’s petition process.
Written comments will be accepted until Aug. 31st.
E-mail comments to: mailto:www.arizonaroadless.org
Mail comments to: Arizona Game and Fish Department – WMHB
Attn: Roadless Area Comment
2221 W. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85023
The Roadless Area Conservation Rule’s major benefits include:
o Protecting 1,174,000 acres of national forest land in Arizona from road degradation;
o Maintaining current public access and recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing;
o Preserving essential habitat for more than 1,500 species of fish and wildlife, including many threatened, endangered or sensitive plant and animal species;
o Safeguarding clean water from forest headwaters and streams, the source of drinking water for millions of Americans.
Open House Schedule: Mark Your Calendars to Be There!! Attending the open house meetings is perhaps the most important way you can support the Governor in this effort. We need lots of people to turn up and voice their support for protecting roadless lands and their value to you, your family, and your passion for the outdoors.
All open houses will be held from 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 5 – Safford (Coronado/Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests), Graham County General Service Bldg. 921 Thatcher Blvd., Safford.
Thursday, July 6 – Tucson (Coronado National Forest), Arizona Game and Fish Department Tucson regional office, 555 N. Greasewood Road, Tucson.
Monday, July 10 – Phoenix (all National Forests), Arizona State Fairgrounds Wildlife Building, 19th Ave. and McDowell Road, Phoenix.
Tuesday, July 11 – Mesa (Tonto National Forest), Arizona Game and Fish Department Mesa regional office, 7200 East University Dr., Mesa.
Wednesday, July 12 – Payson (Tonto/Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests), Payson Inn Conference Room, 801 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.
Thursday, July 13 – Globe (Tonto National Forest), Gila County Fairgrounds, 3 miles north of Globe on Highway 60, Globe.
Tuesday, July 18 – Kingman (Prescott National Forest): Arizona Game and Fish Department Kingman regional office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman.
Thursday, July 20 – Prescott (Prescott National Forest), Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Office, 1015 Fair St., Prescott.
Tuesday, July 25 – Springerville-Eagar (Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests), Eagar Town Council Chambers, 174 S. Main St., Eagar.
Wednesday, July 26 – Pinetop (Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests), Arizona Game and Fish Department Pinetop regional office; 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.
Tuesday, Aug. 8 – Flagstaff (Coconino/Kaibab National Forests), Radisson Woodlands Hotel, 1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff.
Wednesday, Aug. 9 – Fredonia (Kaibab National Forest), Fredonia Courthouse Building, 110 North Main St., Fredonia.