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Preliminary Proposed Plan for the Tonto National Forest is Available for Public Comment!

The Tonto National Forest is now accepting formal comments on the Preliminary Proposed Plan. The Preliminary Proposed Plan (PPP) is the first step in revising the current land and resource management plan. The PPP was developed based on public and resource specialist feedback and is intended to update the 1985 Tonto Plan as well as address the issues identified in the assessment. It consists of desired conditions, objectives, standards, guidelines, and management approaches for forest resources. Learn more about the Preliminary Proposed Plan by viewing thisvideoproduced by the Tonto Plan Revision team.

The Tonto National Forest has allocated a 45-day formal comment period for the PPP, which begins today November 6th, 2017. The Preliminary Proposed Plan may be obtained by visiting, emailing, or calling (602) 225-5200 to request a copy.

Comments on the Preliminary Proposed Plan are most useful if received by December 21, 2017. Comments on the Preliminary Proposed Plan can be submitted in the following ways:

  • By e-mail to:
  • By mail to: Tonto National Forest, Tonto Plan Revision, 2324 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85006

Other Ways to Get Involved: The Tonto National Forest is committed to collaborating with the public at various stages throughout the planning process. As a part of public participation in the forest plan revision process, the Tonto National Forest will host eight Plan Revision Public Meetings this month to discuss thePreliminary Proposed Plan. The dates and locations of these public meetings can be found on