PRESCOTT, AZ – July 14, 2019 - The Prescott National Forest will lift the closure orders on the peregrine falcon breeding areas at both Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain on Monday July 15, 2019. Climbing will be allowed on Monday. Early season monitoring revealed that the peregrines had returned to their nest site on Granite Mountain while the status of peregrines at Thumb Butte was unknown.
Peregrine falcon conservation in Arizona is being led by the Arizona Game and Fish Department in conjunction with the land managing agencies where peregrines nest. The Prescott National Forest would like to thank forest visitors for their cooperation with these peregrine falcon closures.
For more information about the peregrine closures on the Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest, please contact Noel Fletcher at 928-443-8020.
Visitors of the Prescott National Forest can obtain additional information via the following:
• Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
• Twitter: @Prescott NF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
• Bradshaw Ranger District: (928) 443-8000, Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200, Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121