Daily Archives: October 18, 2011

FoRio submits letter and white paper in support of Big Leroux Spring restoration

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Friends of the Rio de Flag has provided input to the Coconino National Forest (CNF) on its proposed Wing Mountain Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Restoration project. CNF had sent a letter to interested parties encouraging participation in a public scoping process.

FoRio provided a white paper with cover letter and a CD-ROM of additional materials in support of a proposed action that includes a desired condition for Big Leroux Spring of healthy, self-sustaining riparian vegetation around the spring. The spring would be re-plumbed to release excess water to the surface for the riparian area as well as potential breeding habitat for northern leopard frog. Ungulate-deterrent fences would be constructed and maintained to protect riparian vegetation.