Sunday, August 19, 2018

We're not a club... so you're not a member!
Toggle Content   User Info

Welcome Anonymous

(Register)

Membership:
Latest: Kowboy26
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 2048

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 69
Total: 69
Who Is Where:

Toggle Content   AZFJ Forums

Forums › Arizona FJ Discussion › Land Use › NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!!
 SearchSearch   Members ListMembers   ChatChat 
NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!!
Meetings, access issues, cleanups, news, land use info.
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Post new topic   Reply to topic     |##| -> |=|      Forum IndexLand Use
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Jimbolio
Master Wheeler
Master Wheeler


Joined: Oct 19, 2008
Posts: 11937
Location: Tucson

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

PLEASE JOIN ME IN CONGRATULATING KEN "VELOCIRAPTOR" HESTER
on his appointment as the "Tread Lightly" representative on the Friends of Redington Pass Board.


Good news though - the Collaborative Area Management Plan documents (CAMP) that we worked so hard on this last year, will be released for general review this fall. Most all of our trails stayed as we enjoy them, however the shooters did not fare as well. (More of a high level administration in DC issue than a local issue).

friendsofredingtonpass.../camp.html


Collaborative Area Management Plan

After two years of work that began in 2014, the Friends of Redington Pass has completed the Collaborative Area Management Plan (CAMP) recommendations and submitted them to the Santa Catalina Ranger’s District of the Coronado National Forest (CNF) for review and consideration. Below is the Friends Executive Summary of the Report. You can download the full Report and accompanying map. The CAMP recommendations are the result of collaboration across a broad community of users and user groups committed to the stewardship of Redington Pass. Together, they have created a plan that is based upon balanced recreation and CNF policy to establish a foundation for shared stewardship and enjoyment for future generations.

We would like to thank all the members of the CAMP process who committed over a year of their time in meetings, field trips, research, and draft reviews. Most importantly, we have appreciated their willingness to work together to make Redington Pass a more enjoyable and accessible destination for all visitors. Despite their many differences, they built on the shared values that grew out of early community meetings and discussions in 2014. See Camp Values below for a description of those shared values.

We look forward to continuing to build our network of partner groups and organizations and to collaborate with CNF and other federal, state and local agencies in furtherance of the many recommendations developed through the CAMP process. After the District has had a chance to review the CAMP report and consider how to move forward to subsequent public review, we hope to host another community meeting, hopefully in the early fall 2016.

Friends Executive Summary
Friends of Redington Pass convened a Collaborative Area Management Plan (CAMP) process for Redington Pass in 2014. That process brought together a diverse array of people who appreciate the Pass and want to assure it continues to provide multiple beneficial recreational opportunities while maintaining its unique back country environment. A broad range of user groups including hikers and mountain bikers, high clearance highway vehicles and all terrain vehicle riders and motor cyclists, conservationists, horseback riders, hunters and recreational target shooters, the area ranching permittee, and neighborhood associations and adjacent landowners came together to work on four major issue areas that were identified through extensive community scoping: recreational access, recreational target shooting, high use areas, and conflicts among users.

The CAMP recommendations are the result of over a year of study, deliberation, negotiation and consensus building by the CAMP working groups. A synthesis of these recommendations has been organized into five areas:
• Recreational Activities by Location (Western Slope, Central Plateau, Eastern Section);
• Enforcement;
• Services and Facilities;
• Orientation and Education; and
• Monitoring Conditions.

Chief among the recommendations are: the strategy to enhance hiking and mountain biking opportunities along the Western Slope accessible to those with low-clearance vehicles; an adaptive management plan for both designated target shooting areas and dispersed shooting primarily in the Central Plateau of the Pass; maintenance of existing forest service roads and study of some additional connector loops; and improvements for parking, staging areas, signage and other needed services and infrastructure. Where possible, these recommendations come with suggestions for partnering and funding opportunities to assist the Forest Service in carrying out these recommendations.

The full report and its attachments have been conveyed to the Santa Catalina Ranger’s District of the Coronado National Forest for review and consideration.


CAMP Values

What People Appreciate about Redington Pass

Its Rural Backcountry Landscape reveals an open desert mountain pass with scenic panoramas, broad plateaus, and diverse undeveloped landscape features.

Its Crossroads Location links two watersheds east to west and two mountain ranges north to south, providing habitat for diverse plants and animals and multiple access points and corridors for wildlife movement and human recreation.

Its Lasting Quality offers visible reminders of the natural and human history of the Southwest still preserved as public lands in an unfragmented landscape.

Its Open Accessibility makes multiple outdoor recreational opportunities freely available to enjoy by many people in close proximity to Tucson.

Its Road and Trail Network attracts a highly diverse range of motorized and non-motorized uses as well as access to more distant backcountry destinations.

Its Rugged Outback Nature creates opportunities for independent recreational adventures shared with others or experienced on one’s own.

It's Our Pass shared with thousands of people over the decades who hold memories and personal connections to their experiences in Redington Pass.

_________________
K9JBO
Quote:
"Safest place is IN the Jeep......<pause>....Maybe not "www.youtube.com/embed/rQT9E06ql8Q
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Velociraptor
Trail Runner
Trail Runner


Joined: Nov 02, 2013
Posts: 501
Location: Tucson, AZ

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

CONGRATULATIONS ARE ALSO IN ORDER FOR JIM "JIMBOLIO" LONG
on his appointment as the FJ offroad community and local Boy Scout troop representative to the Friends of Redington Pass Board.


_________________
K7VFJ / IG: velociraptorfj
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Photo Gallery
Jimbolio
Master Wheeler
Master Wheeler


Joined: Oct 19, 2008
Posts: 11937
Location: Tucson

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

800 Acre Wildfire in Redington
www.azfamily.com/story...-redington

_________________
K9JBO
Quote:
"Safest place is IN the Jeep......<pause>....Maybe not "www.youtube.com/embed/rQT9E06ql8Q
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Maltajo
Expeditioneer
Expeditioneer


Joined: Jan 03, 2013
Posts: 1157
Location: Tucson

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

Congrats to both you great Americans!!!!

_________________
REMEMBER, THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KNEELING DOWN AND BENDING OVER! - FZ.
2013 Iceberg
Life is short. PLAY DIRTY!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
zzmikey
Obstacle Crusher
Obstacle Crusher


Joined: May 11, 2012
Posts: 2452
Location: Ahwatukee, AZ

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

Jim,
What area, and will it cross into the Chiva Loop?

_________________
Mike
K1ZZM
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Velociraptor
Trail Runner
Trail Runner


Joined: Nov 02, 2013
Posts: 501
Location: Tucson, AZ

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

Assuming the fire is named due to its proximity to Racetrack Tank, it would be on the north side of Redington Rd and away from the Chiva loop. We need to confirm with the USFS.

_________________
K7VFJ / IG: velociraptorfj
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Photo Gallery
Jimbolio
Master Wheeler
Master Wheeler


Joined: Oct 19, 2008
Posts: 11937
Location: Tucson

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

Unlikely, they are being pretty aggressive with it with retardant drops and fire lines,. It's 80% contained. Probably won't be an issue.

_________________
K9JBO
Quote:
"Safest place is IN the Jeep......<pause>....Maybe not "www.youtube.com/embed/rQT9E06ql8Q
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Jimbolio
Master Wheeler
Master Wheeler


Joined: Oct 19, 2008
Posts: 11937
Location: Tucson

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

news.azpm.org/p/arizon...pass-fire/
Sounds like it's winding dpwn

_________________
K9JBO
Quote:
"Safest place is IN the Jeep......<pause>....Maybe not "www.youtube.com/embed/rQT9E06ql8Q
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Jimbolio
Master Wheeler
Master Wheeler


Joined: Oct 19, 2008
Posts: 11937
Location: Tucson

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

CALLING ALL FACEBOOKERS (Not me)
We NEED YOUR HELP http://friendsofredingtonpass.org/

Please vote for Friends of Redington Pass on the SUMMIT HUT web page for the Banff Grant to help improve access for our sport to the pass.



www.facebook.com/Summi...s.org%252F
Or just click the picture

_________________
K9JBO
Quote:
"Safest place is IN the Jeep......<pause>....Maybe not "www.youtube.com/embed/rQT9E06ql8Q
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Jimbolio
Master Wheeler
Master Wheeler


Joined: Oct 19, 2008
Posts: 11937
Location: Tucson

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

Exciting news, after working on this project for 3 years, the Forest service is going to put in some facilities, parking and new trails on the western slope of Redington Pass!

www.fs.usda.gov/nfs/11...298265.pdf

There is a public comment period, and if everyone in AZFJ writes a letter or email in support of improving the conditions up there, It would be helpful.

content.govdelivery.co..._FINAL.pdf

Send a letter saying "I support improving facilities on the Western slope of Redington pass" to:

Coronado National Forest
Santa Catalina Ranger District
Sarah Corning
Partnership Coordinator
5700 North Sabino Canyon Road
Tucson, AZ 85750
520-749-8700
Fax: 520-749-7723



Quote:
Dear Friends and Neighbors of the Coronado National Forest:
The Coronado National Forest (CNF), Santa Catalina Ranger District, is announcing an opportunity to comment during a 30-day scoping period on the Tanque Verde Falls Recreation Enhancement Project (TVREP). The project is a proposal to develop recreation facilities, improve non-motorized recreation trails and remediate resource damage in the vicinity of Tanque
Verde Falls, the commonly used name for a two-mile stretch of Tanque Verde Canyon located on the Santa Catalina Ranger District at approximately 3,000 feet in elevation within Township 13S, Range 16E, Section 36.
Redington Pass, and the area around Tanque Verde Falls in particular is a popular recreation destination on the edge of the Tucson metropolitan area in the CNF. The area offers hiking, mountain biking, equestrian, wildlife viewing, motorized recreation and other opportunities within 20 miles of 650,000 Pima County residents. Available information compiled by the US Forest Service and partner organizations indicates that the majority of visitation to Redington Pass/Tanque Verde Canyon is day use in nature, with visitors originating from the Tucson metropolitan area.

Recreation infrastructure in the area is extremely limited given the area’s popularity. There are only two official National Forest System Trails in the area – lower Tanque Verde Falls trail (0.35 miles) and upper Tanque Verde Falls trail (0.2 miles). Each of these trails delivers hikers to the bottom of Tanque Verde Canyon. Hikers then explore approximately two miles of canyon
bottom to access pools, waterfalls and other features. This situation can create a public safety hazard, as the area is highly susceptible to flash flooding, especially during the summer monsoon season.

In cooperation with the CNF, the Friends of Redington Pass, a local nonprofit organization, led a volunteer planning effort that culminated in the Redington Pass Collaborative Area Management Plan, released in May 2016. The plan used a collaborative, citizen-driven process to identify issues and describe a recreation development and management approach. Although not a formal
government planning document, this plan offers suggested management prescriptions that could be pursued jointly with the CNF and other partners. The CNF has taken under advisement many of the prescriptions contained in the Collaborative Area Management Plan specific to Tanque Verde Falls in the development of this proposed action.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, we will complete an environmental analysis to evaluate and disclose the proposed repairs, upgrades, and new facilities outlined in the TVREP.

_________________
K9JBO
Quote:
"Safest place is IN the Jeep......<pause>....Maybe not "www.youtube.com/embed/rQT9E06ql8Q
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     |##| -> |=|      Forum Index -> Land Use All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Page 5 of 5


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum