Oak Creek News Update
7/24/14 SLIDE FIRE AND OAK CREEK CANYON EMERGENCY CLOSURE PROHIBITIONS
The following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands within the Coconino National Forest, Coconino County, Arizona in the Slide Fire Closure Area (see map, page 3 HERE):
1. Going into or being upon the restricted area
2. Being on the road
3. Being on a trail
4. Parking or leaving a vehicle in violation of posted instruction
The closure does not affect private, state, county, or other Non-National Forest land within the closure boundary.
See full USFS posting HERE.
7/23/14 Slide Fire BAER work effective and near completion
Press Release and photos HERE.
7/22/14 Distributed as a public service by the Oak Creek Watershed Council
The Coconino National Forest released information regarding the recent lightning-caused fires (see flyer which includes MAPS HERE). Willard, Pothole, and General Fires are no longer growing. Fire will continue to run its course within the perimeters. They are still conducting ignitions on the Bar M Fire.
Preparedness Video Playlist
Midgley Bridge Overlook New Vault Toilet
Public restroom facility being installed at tourist hot spot aims at E. coli mitigation
Press Release HERE.
Community Outreach on the OCWC Video Playlist:
County Wide February 20 Oak Creek Watershed Council