The U.S. Forest Service is revising the 20-year plan for our beloved Tonto National Forest, so now's the time to speak up for this special place. This plan will decide how all aspects of the Tonto's
2.8 million acres of forests, deserts, rivers, lakes and recreation areas will be managed for decades to come.
the Forest Service to grant the Tonto the strongest protections possible.
The Tonto is a rare gem, encompassing dramatic and beautiful landscapes from pine and juniper forests to saguaro cactus country. It's home to
70% of all surface water in southwestern national forests, and 12 native fish species in its 560 miles of perennial streams.
Sadly the agency's draft plan sacrifices this treasure to mining, beef and offroad-vehicle interests. Protections for rivers are being slashed, and areas up for wilderness designation are being denied.
Act now to let the Forest Service know how much you love the Tonto. Urge officials to revise the draft plan so that it doesn't let this precious place be destroyed for short-term private profit but preserves it for the future.