The Horseshoe Ranch, recently purchased by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), is the base property for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Horseshoe grazing allotment and the US Forest Service Tonto National Forest (TNF) Copper Creek grazing allotment, which are managed jointly. Horseshoe Ranch is located in the heart of the Agua Fria National Monument, surrounded by semi-desert grasslands on mesa tops, bisected by steep canyons with lush riparian habitats.
The three agencies are creating a tri-agency Coordinated Resource Management Plan (CRMP) for the two allotments.
The CRMP planning process is a public collaborative process designed to engage all interested publics/stakeholders in the identification of local resource needs/opportunities, assist agencies in the collection of resource data, assist in the development of alternatives that address these needs/opportunities, and to encourage participation on long-term resource working groups.
The Horseshoe Ranch is located one hour north of Phoenix off of I-17 and Bloody Basin Road. click here
How to get involved! click here
What We're Working on Now
NEPA public scoping has begun. Comments are due April 13th.
We also continue to work on NEPA coordination and CRMP document components. You can find the Agency scoping document, shared Goals and Objectives, grazing plan as well as the range improvement list and map for review here.
Stakeholder Workshop (Cultural emphasis)
May 7th, 2015
Location: BLM Phoenix District Office
February 18/19- Alternative development
BLM Phoenix District Offic
Stakeholder Field Day
Horseshoe- Copper Creek
January 12th and 22nd
CRMP Objectives, Strategies and Actions
Mule Deer Foundation - Adopt-A-Ranch workday
Sat/Sun, January 11 & 12
Go to Event Highlights...Click here.