11 – Objection to road into John Long Canyon (1992)
In March 1992, the Forest Service proposed building a road into John Long Canyon, on the west side of the Chiricahua Mountains between West Turkey Creek and the Rucker road, in a highly sensitive riparian area. We objected. That proposal subsided for a few years, then resurfaced.
Late in 1999, CRC learned of another initiative to bulldoze a new road into John Long Canyon. Public outcry grew, and once again the issue faded away.
This battle, stretching over decades, is especially relevant today because a very similar for John Long Canyon has again reared its ugly head.