Public Comment Opportunity!

The Coronado National Forest is seeking public comment on their proposed Tanque Verde Falls Recreation Enhancement Project. Comments are due by June 21, 2018. The following is their announcement with information on how to submit comments.

Opportunity to Comment on the Tanque Verde Falls Recreation Enhancement Project

The Coronado National Forest (CNF), Santa Catalina Ranger District, is announcing an opportunity to comment during a 30-day scoping period on the Tanque Verde Falls Recreation Enhancement Project (TVREP). The project is a proposal to develop recreation facilities, improve non-motorized recreation trails and remediate resource damage in the vicinity of Tanque Verde Falls, the commonly used name for a two mile stretch of Tanque Verde Canyon located on the Santa Catalina Ranger District at approximately 3,000 feet in elevation within Township 13S, Range 16E, Section 36.

The scoping summary, along with maps and other project- related information, can be accessed on the project webpage:

How to Comment and Timeframe

This scoping period is intended to provide interested and affected parties with an opportunity to provide input to inform the decision being made by the Responsible Official. Specifically, we would like to invite your comments regarding issues, opportunities, concerns, and/or suggestions for the proposed project. Please make your comments as specific as possible. If you provide recommendations for changes to the Proposed Action, please include the reasons for your recommendations. This information will help us identify the need for alternatives. Comments should be within the scope of the Proposed Action, have a direct relationship to the Proposed Action, and must include supporting reasons for the Responsible Official to consider (36 CFR 218.2).

Specific written comments on the proposed project will be accepted for 30 calendar days following publication of this legal notice in the Arizona Daily Star. If the comment period ends on a Saturday, Sunday or Federal holiday, comments will be accepted until the end of the next Federal working day. The publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period. Those wishing to comment should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source.

Electronic comments including attachments may be submitted using the Public Comment Form at

Written comments or requests for additional information may be submitted via mail or in person (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays) to:

Sarah Corning
Partnership Coordinator
5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 749-8700

Only individuals or entities (as defined by 36 CFR 218.2) who submit timely and specific written comments (as defined by 36 CFR 218.2) about this proposed project or activity during this or another public comment period established by the Responsible Official will be eligible to file an objection. Other requirements to be eligible to submit an objection are defined by CFR 218.25(a)(3) and include name, postal address, title of the project, signature or other verification of identity upon request, and the identity of the individual or entity who authored the comments. Individual members of an entity must submit their own individual comments in order to have eligibility to object as an individual. A timely submission will be determined as outlined in 36 CFR 218.25(a)(4). It is the responsibility of the sender to ensure timely receipt of any comments submitted. Names and contact information submitted with comments will become part of the public record and may be released under the Freedom of Information Act.