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Bald eagles

Trail Closure in Effect for Trail East of Lynx Lake to Protect Bald Eagles – Prescott National Forest

Beginning December 1, 2023, prohibitions along the John’s Tank Trail will be enforced on the Prescott National Forest east of Lynx Lake. These prohibitions will protect the nesting bald eagles from the potential disturbance from human presence during the nesting season. While the John’s Tank Trail #94 will be closed to all uses, the Lynx Lake Shore Trail #311 and Salida Gulch Trail #95 will remain open for their respective uses.  This closure will remain in effect seasonally each year from December


Crooks Fire Update: May 6, 2022

Location: 11 nautical miles south of Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, SEC 1), near Mt Union. Start Date:  April 18, 2022 Size:    Approximately 9,402 acres Percent Contained:   96% Cause:     Under Investigation. Vegetation:   Timber (Litter and Understory), Chaparral (6ft) Number of Personnel Assigned:  300 Fire suppression and repair work continues on the fire as crews build a contingency line in the Spruce Mountain-area. The contingency line acts as a secondary

Prescott National Forest

Area Closures Coming February 1 to Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte

Prescott National Forest officials would like to give folks a heads up that they have one more weekend for climbing opportunities before the Forest implements restrictions  on climbing and other activities on the cliff faces of both Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Both sites have been consistently occupied by peregrines

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