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
We are working on NEPA coordination, CRMP document components and would like feedback on draft shared goals - click here.
Adaptive Management Study Group
Tonto National Forest Supervisor's Office
Mule Deer Foundation - Adopt-A-Ranch workday
Sat/Sun, January 11 & 12
Go to Event Highlights...Click here.