Cherry

Prescott National Forest

Forest Service to Resume Cleanup of Abandoned Mines located in the historical Cherry Creek Mining District on the Verde Ranger District

Photo: Bat friendly grate at Golden Idol Mine The Forest Service will resume construction work associated with the clean-up of six abandoned mines located near Cherry, Arizona, on the Verde Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest, Yavapai County. The Black Hawk Mine, Golden Idol Mine, Black Hawk, Bunker Mine, Logan Mine, and Uncle Sam

Prescribed Burns

Crater RX Planned on the Verde RD February 18 – March 1, 2021

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Crater Prescribed Burn beginning Thursday, February 18th through Monday, March 1, 2021, pending favorable weather conditions. Fire Managers plan to use aerial ignitions to burn approximately 3,100 acres located 2 miles north of the junction at HWY 169 and County Road 75; near

Wildfires

Firefighters Respond to Smoke Report north of Cherry

Firefighters responded to a smoke report on Saturday, January 9, 2021 on the Verde Ranger District.  The 50-acre Goat Fire is burning west of HWY 260 and north of the community of Cherry at the end of Forest Road 360 (T14N, R3E, Sec 4).  The Goat Fire is burning chaparral and juniper in very steep