Fort Tuthill Thinning Project
Coconino County Parks & Recreation is conducting a forest thinning project in Fort Tuthill County Park to increase forest health, to improve public safety and to reduce wildfire risk. Removal will be by hand and mechanical thinning.
The Fort Tuthill Thinning Project is a collaborative effort between Coconino County, Arizona Department of Forestry & Fire Management, Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership, U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, Arizona Game & Fish Department, Northern Arizona University Ecological Restoration Institute, and the City of Flagstaff.
Work on the Fort Tuthill Thinning Project begins Monday, July 24. As part of the thinning near the archery range on Monday, sections of Soldiers Trail and the entire Bridge Trail will be closed for approximately one week. Staff will place trail closure signs at specific points on the trails so users are aware and can plan their outing accordingly. Please check out the map below that shows locations of the immediate trail closures.
Map and Project Information
Read the press release (PDF)
Download the information brochure, includes a project map (PDF, 700 KB)
Want to learn more?
Northern Arizona University's Ecological Restoration Institute provides background information and fact sheets on forest restoration and more. Check out the following:
- Restoring Ponderosa Pine Forests of the Intermountain West: An Overview and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Forest Restoration Treatments and Fire Behavior (PDF)
- Restoring the Ecological and Social Integrity of Western Forests (PDF)
- Understanding Fire and Fire Behavior (PDF)