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  • Trail management plan for Tucson Estates topic of Dec. 13 open house

    Dec 07, 2018 | Read More News
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    Users of trails north of the Tucson Estates area in Tucson Mountain Park can comment on a proposed trail system map of the area at an Open House set for Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department first floor conference room, 3500 W. River Road.

    The map may be found at the Tucson Mountain Park webpage under the “Tucson Estates Social Trails Project” heading. The public also can comment online via that same webpage.

    Trail users
    NRPR staff has been working on a plan to minimize trails in the area in order to reduce trail density while meeting user needs. The trails immediately north of the Tucson Estates area in the park have created management and resource protection issues for the County, due to a large number of social trails developed over the years. 


    The objectives of the plan include:

    • Creating a manageable network of sustainable trails for Tucson Estates residents, the Tucson community as a whole, and out-of-town visitors; 
    • Providing public access to system trails beyond the planning area and offering several loop options of shorter distances from Tucson Estates;
    • Protecting of the park’s natural resources by ensuring trails are sustainable and minimizing habitat fragmentation; and
    • Providing a reasonable number of official public access points to the trail.
    The plan will not impact any of the trails outside the planning boundary for the Tucson Estates area. Questions may be directed to Steve Anderson, NRPR planning division manager, at 520-724-5225 or Steve.Anderson@pima.gov.