Tanque Verde Falls Recreation Enhancement Project

The Coronado National Forest requested public comments on their proposed Tanque Verde Falls Recreation Enhancement Project. Comments were due by June 21, 2018. The project would develop recreation facilities, improve non-motorized recreation trails and remediate resource damage in the vicinity of Tanque Verde Falls, the commonly used name for a two mile stretch of Tanque Verde Canyon located on the Santa Catalina Ranger District at approximately 3,000 feet in elevation within Township 13S, Range 16E, Section 36. The scoping summary, along with maps and other project- related information, can be accessed on the project webpage: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53989.

The Board of the Tanque Verde Valley Association submitted the following comments on this proposed project:

At the June 12 Board meeting of the Tanque Verde Valley Association, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the Tanque Verde Falls Recreation Enhancement Project (TVFREP).  Redington Pass is a popular recreation area on the eastern side of the Tanque Verde Valley and watershed. One TVVA objective is to protect riparian habitats in the Tanque Verde Valley and the proposed TVFREP is compatible to preserve and protect the character of the area. The Tanque Verde Falls area is a popular destination for both locals and visitors. Unfortunately, parking has become haphazard at best and numerous injuries/deaths on Tanque Verde Creek necessitate that the recreational infrastructure be improved. The Board of the Tanque Verde Valley Association supports the proposed improvements for the area.

Dr. Peter Reinthal, President, Tanque Verde Valley Association (www.tvva.org)