National Monument status for the Kaibab Plateau – Blessing or curse?

Grand Canyon National Park - North entrance

In the news lately, the Obama administration is considering the possibility of creating a new Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument in Northern Arizona. This large preserve would be carved out of the Kaibab National Forest … Continue reading

San Juan and Slide fire closures

San Juan fire jack pines

Last weekend I had the chance to drive out FR 117 and FR 61, past Greens Peak in the vicinity of Pancho Spring, and see the damage wrought by the … Continue reading

A useful new GPS mapping tool for your smartphone from the U.S. Forest Service

National Forest map samples from Arizona

A couple of weeks ago this site posted a checklist of equipment recommendations for mushroom forays.  In the comments to that post, Mike Dechter alerted us to the following: “On … Continue reading