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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:






 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?

drawing of split twig figurine

Animal-shaped figurines made from split twigs have been found near Walnut Canyon National Monument and at other places in the southwest. They indicate the presence of early human inhabitants 4000 or more years ago.