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    Arizona’s Tonto National Forest continues public recreation Sustainability Meetings

    The Tonto National Forest (TNF) will continue its series of public long-term recreation sustainability planning meetings this month and next, according to a news release distributed by TNF yesterday. 

    “The next meeting is in Scottsdale this week, on Jan. 16,” stated Greg Schuster, recreation planner for the forest, in the news release. “After that, we will be meeting in several locations throughout the forest — Payson, Globe, Roosevelt, and Young.

    “It is imperative that we look at our long-range recreation management program in terms of sustainability – social, economic, and financial,” stated Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth.

    “We are committed to responsibly serving the public by efficiently operating and, when necessary, modifying the services we offer to ensure recreational activities are provided in the right places,” he continued.  ‘We need the public’s input and support in determining the future of our developed recreation sites.”

    The remaining meetings will be held on these dates and locations:

    • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m., Scottsdale, Black Mountain Elementary School, 33606 N. 60th St.
    • Thursday, Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m., Payson, Gila County Community College, Room 301, 201 Mud Springs Road
    • Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m., Globe, Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park, 1324 S. Jesse Hays Road
    • Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., Tonto Basin, Tonto Basin Elementary School, 445 S. Old Hwy 188
    • Friday, Feb. 8, 1-3 p.m., Roosevelt, Roosevelt Lake Resort, 358 N. Stagecoach Trail
    • Monday, Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m., Young, Pleasant Valley Community Center, Highway 288.

    Image courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department

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