Coronado Motorized Travel System
The Coronado National Forest is undergoing massive changes to their "motorized travel system to meet newly identified Forest administrative and user needs and to protect areas of documented ecological and cultural resource impacts from future damage and/or degradation" and "to add, decommission, close and change designation of roads in National Forest System database and prohibit off-road motorized travel for dispersed camping in certain areas" (from the Sierra Vista and Nogales Coronado National Forest websites).
The Coconino National Forest has already closed over 50% of their roads. The same seems to be coming to southern Arizona (~70% are slated to be closed).
No matter what you're view on this is, it's important to be knowledgeable and involved. Something I am trying to do.
Click here for the overall Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) for 10/01/12 to 12/31/12.
Proposed maps of all districts are in Project Documents under the Supporting section:
Santa Catalina Maps
Sierra Vista Maps
More information and details to follow shortly.