Gun Range in Redington Pass

Coronado National Forest Receives Special Use Permit
Application for Shooting Range in Redington Pass

TUCSON, AZ, June 9, 2020 – The Coronado National Forest (Forest) has received an application from the Tucson Rod and Gun Club (TRGC) for a Special Use Permit to construct, operate, and maintain a shooting range in Redington Pass on the Santa Catalina Ranger District.
The application submitted by TRGC proposes a shooting range that would be built in phases and includes the following improvements: a shotgun range with a variety of shooting stations, shooting stands, and clay target throwers; a firearms safety training range; an individual marksmanship rifle and pistol range; a group marksmanship range for organized group training and shooting; an archery range; a simulated hunt trail; and an outdoor education area. Additional proposed improvements include shade ramadas, vault toilets, a solar-powered water well, and a portable metal container for storage and office space.
The Forest has not yet begun any environmental analysis on this proposal. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), should that process begin, the public will have multiple opportunities to comment on this proposal during the designated scoping, comment and objection periods, as part of the pre-decisional review process described in 36 CFR 218, Subparts A and B.
If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback on this application, you may email the Santa Catalina Ranger District at SM.FS.scrd@usda.gov with the Subject titled: “Tucson Rod and Gun Club.” To sign up to receive notifications as part of any future NEPA process, you may subscribe at https://www.fs.usda.gov/pr…/coronado/landmanagement/projects .

TRS Lends a Hand

Responding to a social media message from a parent in San Manuel, Arizona concerning the unfortunate theft of her daughters’ bicycle, the Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS) immediately sprang into action to make things right. The daughter’s bicycle that she worked so hard for was stolen in this small community and she was devastated.

As frequent contributors to the community in which we ride, host community events, and perform volunteer clean-up’s, TRS felt it was incumbent that they immediately raise funds within our membership to help-out the small community of San Manuel. Within two days of making the event known to the TRS membership, the necessary funds were collected, and a local bicycle shop provided a discount on a brand-new bike.

TRS has a special bond with the residents of San Manuel where it hosts the annual San Manuel Copper Classic, a statewide motorcycle race as part of the Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association State Championship Series (AMRA) and wanted to immediately respond to the community.

On the morning of Sunday June 7th. representatives from TRS met the young girl and her family and delivered the new bike. The young girl and family were ecstatic and surprised with the outpouring of generosity exhibited by TRS members.

TRS thanks all club members who were able to contribute to this worthy cause. It feels great to be part of a good news story during these very difficult times.
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TRS members in photo from left to right; Mike Cook, Shawn Barney, George Wysopal and Tim McGuire
(Photo credit to Rich Broeker)