of Redington Pass Expands its Mission
At FRP’s November 2013 meeting, the Board agreed to expand
its mission as well as its Board membership to create a broader
and more inclusive network of recreation and conservation groups
to work alongside the Coronado National Forest and other public
agencies. FRP seeks to pursue a new role as an umbrella organization
for all friends of Redington Pass and serve as a balanced and
open forum to discuss our common and diverse interests in the
future of Redington Pass.
of Redington Pass envision protection of the rural backcountry
setting of Redington Pass for all recreational and resource users,
while providing for public access and management of future diversified
of Redington Pass (FRP) advocates for the responsible stewardship
of the Redington Pass area, balanced recreational and resource
uses and the preservation of its ecological, scenic, and cultural
resources. FRP seeks to bring together representatives from all
user groups in furtherance of its objectives and consistent with
the 2013 Coronado National Forest Draft Forest Plan Revision.
and restoration of sensitive riparian areas along the Tanque
Verde Creek, its watershed and wildlife corridors throughout
opportunities for dispersed recreational activities on the Pass,
assuring clean, natural settings and well-managed motorized
and non-motorized uses
in unsafe or illegal activities and excessive noise and disturbance
throughout Redington Pass.
upcoming and past Events.
of Redington Pass is actively working to improve conditions in
Redington Pass, restore its scenic qualities, protect its natural
features, and assure a safe and clean environment for all recreational
users. Friends of Redington Pass includes people with diverse
interests including bikers, hunters, OHV riders, hikers, ranchers,
naturalists, target shooters, and nearby residents. We work with
the Coronado National Forest, AZ Game and Fish, Pima County, Saguaro
National Park and other agencies and stakeholders to advance sound
forest area planning, conservation and clean up, and road and
trail management in the Pass.
We hope the recent attention on Redington Pass as described in
the media coverage links below will encourage everyone who recreates
there to be responsible users of our public lands. We encourage
you to visit the Pass and enjoy its many recreational opportunities.
Help us improve the Pass for all to share in the years to come.
Daily Star article 4/24/13: Redington Pass belongs to all, so
get out there
Star article 1/14/13: Trashed Redington areas will be fenced off,
News Release 1/7/13: Work to Begin in Redington Pass in January
Public Media story 12/24/12: Forest Service Focuses on Redington