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Coronado National Forest Needs Your Input

January 4, 2018

Here at Rita Ranch, we are committed to helping preserve our country’s national treasures, which is why we wanted to let you know about an opportunity to help our national forests and protect our planet for future generations. The Coronado National Forest is working to make their developed recreation sites more sustainable. As part of their larger effort called Restructuring Developed Recreation, they are proposing fee changes and adding fees at additional recreation sites. As it currently stands, the costs to operate and maintain these sites exceeds current and projected growth. Per their website, these nominal fee increases will ensure that the park can:

  • Continue maintaining and providing amenities and services important to forest visitors
  • Preserve capital investments
  • Protect resources through limiting the impacts of recreation
  • Increase fee consistency across the forest

With the proposed fee changes, 99.99% of the park would continue to be free, and about half of the developed recreations sites would remain free. You can read more about the proposed fee changes and why it’s so important by visiting the Coronado National Forest’s website.

The Coronado National Forest gives so much to the community, it’s time we did the same! To help out our forests, you can submit a comment supporting the proposed fees and new sites to CoronadoRecreation@fs.fed.us, or write a letter to the Coronado National Forest at 300 W Congress, Tucson, AZ 85701.

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