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    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

Walnut Canyon Study – Final Report

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Date: February 4, 2014
Contact: Cecilia Shields, 928-526-1157 x228

Walnut Canyon Study – Final Report  

 

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA – The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Coconino County, and City of Flagstaff partnered to complete a congressionally mandated study to explore management options for a study area of federal (USFS), state, and private lands surrounding Walnut Canyon National Monument.  The report describes three viable management options for the study area: continued USFS management; congressional special designation; and congressional restriction on exchange of federal lands. The Final Walnut Canyon Special Study report is available on the following websites:

http://www.nps.gov/waca  

http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/coconino/WACAstudy  

http://www.coconino.az.gov/

http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/ 

 

 All documents on the previous Walnut Canyon Special Study website are now located under “Document List” at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/WalnutCanyonSpecialStudy .

 

 Walnut Canyon National Monument is located about 7.5 east of Flagstaff. From Interstate 40, take exit 204 and head south.  The Visitor Center is located at the end of this 3 mile road.

 

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.