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    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

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Park Planning

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Map showing the proximity of the proposed Arizona Game and Fish shooting range to Walnut Canyon National Monument and the study area. 
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Information on Proposed Shooting Range Near Walnut Canyon, Updated February 2011

In the spring of 2010, the National Park Service was invited to comment on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission plans to build a public shooting range on the former Foster Ranch, approximately 1.5 miles from the boundary of Walnut Canyon National Monument. The following documents and links are intended to provide information about this project.

Diane Chung, Superintendent of the North Central Arizona Monuments comments regarding the shooting range proposal (pdf)

Walnut Canyon National Monument Preliminary Results of Shooting Range Tests, September 2010 (pdf)

For information regarding the Arizona Game and Fish shooting range, please click the following:

Arizona Game and Fish Proposed Northern Arizona Shooting Range

For articles from the Arizona Daily Sun, click the following links:
Article posted February 6, 2011

Article posted February 7, 2011

 

 

 

NPS/USFS Joint Study, 2010
Learn more about the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the National Park Service (NPS) joint special study to explore management options for an area of land surrounding Walnut Canyon National Monument, primarily administered by the Coconino National Forest.

 
General Management Plan
This plan signed in 2007, will guide park management for approximately 10-15 years. (pdf, 8650 KB)
 


Parks Look for Public Input
You can keep up with the Flagstaff Area National Monuments (Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon, and Wupatki) by checking out our projects at the PEPC website, the doorway to Planning, Environment and Public Comment.

PEPC is an online collaborative tool that provides you with unprecedented, easy access to documents used in developing and tracking projects within the National Park Service. It also allows you to tell us what you think about the various projects planned for the Flagstaff Area National Monuments, or other parks nationwide.

Did You Know?

the original Ranger Cabin, constructed in 1904

Walnut Canyon has been protected since 1904, first as part of the San Francisco Mountain Reserve (later Coconino National Forest). Early caretakers lived in a log cabin on the canyon rim. Walnut Canyon National Monument was established in 1915, one year before the National Park Service.