Closure area boundaries modified for personnel safety, in Redington Pass project | Environment
As a group of volunteers with the Coronado National Forest continue working in Redington Pass, the boundaries of areas temporarily closed have been modified to provide a better safety buffer for personnel working in the area.
Three dispersed shooting sites between mile markers 5.9 and 6.5 on Redington Road (also known as Forest Road 371) have been closed temporarily since January 14, to enable contractors and Forest personnel to remove shooting debris, and conduct a risk assessment.
The closure area boundaries have been adjusted to start at mile marker 5.0 and end at mile marker 7.0 to allow for a larger area for Forest personnel and contractors to safely complete their work. There are informational signs posted at the new information kiosk between mile markers 3 and 4, on the Upper Tanque Verde Falls Trailhead between mile markers 4 and 5, and in an area by the corrals between mile markers 6 and 7, all of which provide visitors safe places to park and read the signs.
Forest personnel have begun working with a number of stakeholders to develop a Redington Pass Area Management Plan. The plan will guide future management of the area and is intended to increase visitor safety, enhance multiple use and recreational experiences, and minimize user conflicts. Multiple uses in the area often include hiking, mountain biking, hunting, grazing, wildlife watching, off highway vehicle use, recreational shooting, picnicking, camping, plant identification, and nature study.