Forest Thinning on the Kaibab National Forest East of Tusayan

Beginning August 26, the Kaibab National Forest will be removing hazardous fuels from the forest near the Arizona Trail between Russell Tank and Grandview Lookout Tower along the Coconino Rim Passage #36. Heavy equipment operators will not be on the Arizona Trail, however visitors can expect to see and hear machinery working in the forest within close proximity to the trail. This project is anticipated to last through December 30, 2020 and is part of an important forest health initiative to reduce the possibility of catastrophic wildfires.