Author: Karen Fasimpaur

Collaboration

Collaboration

We value our collaboration with the Forest Service and are happy for the contributions our stewardship group has made this year with the work on the South Fork Trail and the placing of new signs in the wilderness.  

Decision on the South Fork Day Use project

Decision on the South Fork Day Use project

On October 11, 2022, the US Forest Service issued the below letter saying that they are “withdrawing the draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact and cancelling the South Fork Day Use project.” This is a significant victory for all citizens concerned with preserving intact habitats. CRC applauds the USFS in reaching this…

National Public Lands Day 2022

National Public Lands Day 2022

On September 24, 2022, the USFS and Korrina Rantz celebrated a National Public Lands Day volunteer event at the Visitor Information Center in Portal.  Improvements were made to the new connector trail linking the VIC to other Cave Creek Canyon trails. Following the work, CRC, Friends of Cave Creek Canyon, and Wild Arizona supplied food…

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

A number of volunteer events are planned for September and October as we ramp up the effort to complete the South Fork Trail (SFT) and celebrate our public lands. Beginning on the September 22, there will be several of us working to remove downed wood on the SFT’s first segment. When an assessment was done…

New signs in the forest

New signs in the forest

A group of four hiked the two miles to the Burro/South Fork junction carrying a new post and sign to mark what has been a confusing point in South Fork Canyon. Now that the Burro Trail has benefited from recent work  from the Wild Arizona-led YCC group, it’s time for new signage. The creek has…

Air Force deadline extended

Air Force deadline extended

In response to strong community pressure and the comments of many of us submitted, the Air Force has extended the deadline for scoping comments on the proposal for the Regional Special Use Airspace Optimization to Support Air Force Missions in Arizona to June 3. If you weren’t able to submit comments earlier or have additional…