Southern Arizona Hiking Club

Hiking the Mountains, Canyons & Trails of Southern Arizona for Over 60 Years

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

Passing of SAHC Member Sylvia Roehrich


My mother, Sylvia Roehrich, passed away on Sunday at the age of 85. She was a hiking guide for the club (Phoneline Trail) for many years   There will be a goodbye luncheon in her memory given after the holidays.
Wendy Roehrich

Attention SAHC board members, prospective board members, volunteers and all support staff.

To all SAHC board members, prospective board members, volunteers and all support staff that have or will have a SAHC email address that forwards to your personal email address.

If you have an AOL, Yahoo or one of Microsofts domains such as Hotmail, Outlook, etc.,  there are issues that prevent the forwarding from the SAHC email server to these domains.  The issue may be the SAHC server, AOL, Yahoo or Microsoft or a combination of both servers.

If the forwarding of emails sent to your SAHC email address to your personal email address is required for your SAHC position you will need to obtain another email address, it is recommended that you use Gmail for this purpose, it is the largest email service available, it is free and it works.

The current president and bulletin editor have done this to insure issue free forwarding from their SAHC email to their personal email.

The ability to forward your current email to a new Gmail address would insure that you do not miss any personal emails if you wish to only check your email at one location.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Jerry Dean

SAHC Webmaster