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.
For information regarding the Arizona Game and Fish shooting range, please click the following:
For articles from the Arizona Daily Sun, click the following links:
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Animation shows noise resulting from a single shot from a shotgun. Noise is assumed to be present continuously, with orientation of the gun rotating as seen by black bar at the center. Noise source data was taken from an example in the International Standards Organization for firing range noise.
Test shots were fired from Foster Ranch, the proposed site for a Game and Fish shooting range, and recorded during this testing period. This is an audio recording of the shots heard from Walnut Canyon National Monument. This test was done in August 2010.
Foundation Document, approved 2015.
This document provides basic guidance for planning and management decisions. It includes a brief description of the park, as well as the park's purpose, significance, resources and values, and interpretive themes.
Superintendent's Compendium, Updated 2016.
This document establishes regulatory provisions for Walnut Canyon National Monument, including park hours, rules, and activities requiring permits.
NPS/USFS Joint Study, 2010
General Management Plan
This plan signed in 2007, will guide park management for approximately 10-15 years. (pdf, 8650 KB)
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Last updated: August 22, 2017