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Fossil Creek comment deadline looms

Rim Country residents have until Tuesday, Sept. 10 to offer comments on the Coconino National Forest’s plans to sharply limit access to Fossil Creek, especially from Rim Country. At an open meeting in Payson Tuesday evening, about 30 residents discovered that few of the local comments made three years ago made it into the seven “concepts” now under consideration to protect the “outstandingly remarkable” qualities of the officially designated wild and scenic river.

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Fossil Creek Concepts

Forest Service holding open house on management of Fossil Creek

The Forest Service has finally released seven alternative plans for the long-term management of Fossil Creek — all of which slam the door on road access to the creek from Strawberry.

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