Funds Received for Lynx Lake Trail Restoration

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Beginning in mid-February 2022, crews will begin intensive trail maintenance on paved sections of Lynx Lake Trail #311 to maintain and restore accessibility to this popular trail. Maintenance activities will require the closure of portions of the trail throughout the project, which is expected to take up to four months to complete with the project expected to be completed in late September 2022.

La Forêt recognizes that this trail is popular with residents and visitors to the area, which is why work activities are only scheduled on weekdays. Additionally, crews will work diligently to ensure that only paved sections of the trail that are being worked on are closed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, allowing full use outside of these hours.

See a map of the reconstruction of the GAOA-Lynx Recreational Trail #311.

The unpaved east side of the lake will remain open throughout the project. Please respect the posted closures as they are implemented for public safety and to enable crews to work more efficiently. Updated information on the temporary trail closures will be shared on the Prescott NF Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The project is funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). The law gave the USDA Forest Service new opportunities to deliver benefits to the American public through major investments in recreational infrastructure, access to public lands, and land and water conservation. These investments will enable communities to build back better by contributing to economic growth and job creation in rural America. GAOA is providing permanent full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) which will advance the administration’s 30 x 30 conservation goals and establish a new National Parks and Lands Legacy Restoration Fund to address the deferred maintenance backlog for the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of the Interior during the 2021-2025 financial years.

The work is carried out in partnership with American Conservation Experience (ACE). ACE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth, young adults, and emerging professionals of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while by gaining practical work experience. Crews from ACE’s Southwest Division (outside Flagstaff, AZ) will help perform trail maintenance and restoration in coordination with Forest Service personnel.

For more information, please contact Bradshaw and Chino Valley Ranger Districts at 928-443-8000.

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