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Fire Restrictions Lifted for Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Due to widespread precipitation in southern Arizona, the Southeast Arizona Group has lifted fire restrictions in Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, beginning Friday, July 20, 2012. Coronado National Memorial has recorded over 6 inches of rain this month with Chiricahua National Monument reporting 2 inches and Fort Bowie National Historic site reporting under ½ an inch.
Fire Restrictions for Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site
National Park Service's Southeast Arizona Group = visitors, money, jobs.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 201,211 visitors in 2010 spent $8,076,000 in the group's three parks, and in nearby communities. The Southeast Arizona Group includes Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The spending at these three parks supported 110 jobs in several local areas.
Lane Baker, a 25-year veteran of the federal government, has been named superintendent of the National Park Service's (NPS) Southeast Arizona units: Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. She will assume her new duties on March 25.
Ranger-led Hikes, Sunday Mornings at Fort Bowie
Fort Bowie commemorates its 150th anniversary in 2012, and to observe this historic occasion, guided hikes into the site will be offered every Sunday through March. A park ranger will meet visitors at the Fort Bowie National Historic Site trailhead on Apache Pass Road at 10:00 a.m. The hikes will focus primarily on the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the Fort, including the Bascom Affair and the Battle of Apache Pass.
Ranger-led hikes 2012
The National Park Service, Sharlot Hall Museum, and the Tucson Presidio Trust will be hosting the first Apache Pass Through Time event on Saturday, February 12, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fort Bowie National Historic Site (NHS). This special event will serve as the kick-off event for Arizona’s statehood centennial celebration, and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Bascom Affair, a confrontation between the United States military and the Chiricahua Apache that occurred in the Apache Pass area in 1861.
February 19, 2010
Did You Know?
Fort Bowie National Historic Site is situated in an unusual habitat located between upper desert grassland and oak woodland ecological zones. Different animals from coyotes and gila monsters to coatimundis and black bears have been spotted!