As Arizona lifts the shelter-at-home order, and as recreation sites begin to reopen, the Leave No Trace principles are more important than ever to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone. Preparation and planning are key to reducing waste and minimizing natural resource damage. Respect wildlife and be considerate of other visitors. Leave what you find and take home with you what you brought.
As people head out to explore the outdoors this weekend, park officials are asking visitors to plan ahead for the high temperatures.
“Temperatures are rising around the Las Vegas Valley, if you are headed out for a hike or a bike ride please bring plenty of water along for you, your family and those furry friends,” said Superintendent Margaret L. Goodro.
While the Kaibab National Forest received some rain over the weekend, forest managers would like to remind visitors that fire danger levels continue to be elevated and that Stage II fire restrictions as well as an area closure of the Bill Williams Mountain watershed will remain in place until much more significant and widespread precipitation is received.
Arizona is very dry and we are continuously having days of high winds and low humidity. We would like to ask for your help in sharing these reminders. It is up to us and our visitors to stay safe and do what we can to reduce wildfire danger.
Currently all Fire Districts, Arizona State Forestry, and National Forest are under Stage II restrictions.