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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.
     

    Plant an Agave to Help Feed the Bats!
    Now is your chance to help the Lesser long-nosed bat. On Saturday, August 18th, 2012 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, volunteers like you will plant over 1,000 agaves to help protect the habitat of this endangered bat.

     

    Fire Restrictions for Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site
    Due to increased fire danger in southern Arizona, the Southern Arizona Group will implement fire restrictions in Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, beginning Wednesday, June 6, 2012. These restrictions coincide with similar restrictions going into effect on other public lands in southern Arizona.

     

    Coronado National Memorial Reopens
    Coronado National Memorial will reopen to the public Thursday, May 24, 2012 after being closed on Monday afternoon as a result of the Campini Fire.

     

    Fire Closure at Coronado National Memorial
    Due to the Campini Fire burning in Mexico south of the park, Coronado National Memorial will be closed until further notice, beginning at 3:00 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2012.

    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.

     

    February 9, 2012
    Lane Baker named superintendent of three Southeast Arizona national park sites

    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.

     

    June 8, 2011
    Coronado National Memorial Closures
    Extreme fire danger, threats to public safety cause temporary closure.

    June 27, 2009
    Environmental Assessment of Road Rehabilitation
    Public comments can be made until July 27, 2009.

    June 2, 2009
    National Trails Day June 6, 2009
    Join the National Park Service as we celebrate National Trails Day with a work project to perform trail maintenance on trails at Coronado National Memorial.

    May 26, 2009
    Prescribed Burn May 27

    Scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2009.

    April 20, 2009
    National Junior Ranger Day
    Ranger-led hike to Coronado Cave. All ages welcome!

    December 8, 2008
    Fun Fridays-January - April

    Guided hikes on the third friday of the month.

    December 7, 2008
    Holiday Open House
    Join us as we celebrate the holidays with hot apple cider and cookies. Shop in our bookstore and receive a 15% discount. Lots of new items to choose from!

     

    September 29, 2008
    EA for Proposed LE Bldg and Accessible Trail
    We are seeking public comment on the proposed construction of a Law Enforcement operations building and a handicapped accessible trail. The environmental assessment will be open for comment until October 29, 2008

    September 2, 2008
    Open House-Exhibit Proposal
    Tell us what you think! Open house for public comment on placement and content of exhibits on September 20th from 8-4.

    September 2, 2008
    Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
    Saturday, September 20th from 10 am to 3 pm in the picnic area. Join us for creative, educational activities!

    August 8, 2008
    Montezuma Canyon Road (FR 61) Open
    Emergency repairs have been completed on Montezuma Canyon Rd. after severe flooding occurred on July 31, 2008.

    August 5, 2008
    Trails Re-open
    Emergency repairs to Montezuma Canyon Rd. near the visitor center are complete and access to trails is available.

    July 28, 2008
    Montezuma Canyon Rd. and All Trails Closed
    Montezuma Canyon Rd., all trails and the picnic area are closed after nearly 3.7 inches of rain fell Sunday evening.

    July 6, 2008
    Guided Hikes
    Guided hikes will be available on Fridays in July, August, September, and October.

    May 29, 2008
    Prescribed Burn
    A prescribed burn is scheduled for the picnic area.

     

    December 19, 2007
    Montezuma Canyon Road (FR 61) Open
    Montezuma Canyon Road is open and there is public access through the Memorial to Parker Canyon Lake.

    December 10, 2007
    "Fun Fridays"
    Guided hikes on the fourth Friday of the month; January, February and March.

    December 6, 2007
    "Holiday in the National Parks" Celebrated at the White House
    Local artist Katherine Salwei's Christmas ornament hangs in the Blue Room on the White House Christmas tree.

    December 1, 2007
    Holiday Open House
    Coronado NMem is hosting a holiday open house on December 15, 2007 from 9:00-3:00.

    October 9, 2007
    Montezuma Canyon Road (FR 61) Closed
    The road will be closed to all but authorized vehicles for approximately six weeks beginning October 15, 2007.

    August 31, 2007
    Environmental Assessment of Bat Gates at Crest Trail Mine
    Public comments can be made until October 1, 2007.

     

    Last updated: June 6, 2018

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