Recreation User Group

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The Recreation Users Group (RUG) was formed at the suggestion of Tonto National Forest officials to engage the users and community to help develop a more sustainable and complete multi-use recreation plan for an area bounded, in part, by Picket Post Mountain, the Town of Superior, and Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden, Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

The RUG, a subcommittee of the Community Working Group (CWG) of Superior, is designed to resolve conflicts, make better decisions that incorporate the interests and concerns of all affected users, and meet the needs of Tonto National Forest decision-makers.

The RUG includes hikers, mountain bikers, miners, climbers, business people, horse riders, ranchers, off highway vehicle drivers, explorers, Town of Superior leaders, birders, hunters, campers, National Forest planners and experts, and others who live in and care about this part of Arizona.

The group has proposed a comprehensive recreation plan to the Tonto National Forest – consisting of 55 miles of new and existing trails – that will likely be only the first step in an eventual larger scenario for an area that is destined to grow as one of the Southwest’s premier playgrounds.

Recreation User Group Documents

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Sep 242016

Recreation User Group Meeting September 14, 2016

The RUG reviewed maps of proposed trails submitted by group members and further refined their approach to preparing a comprehensive recreational trail proposal. They are now evaluating a larger area [...]

Feb 102016

Recreation User Group Meeting February 10, 2016

The RUG discussed coordination of proposed recreation plans with Tonto National Forest representatives. They agreed to review any potential conflicts among the proposals before the next meeting, which is scheduled [...]

Nov 302015

Recreation User Group Meeting November 30, 2015

The CWG Recreation & Access Task Force was merged with the new Recreation User Group at this meeting. The group discussed the status of their various plans with Tonto National [...]

Sep 242015

Recreation User Group Meeting September 24, 2015

This was the initial meeting of a  number of regional recreation organizations who have projects and proposals that may require Forest Service review under the National Environmental Policy Act. The purpose [...]

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