1.   Q: Will this designation introduce another layer of government and another layer of management on this  land?

A: No. There will not be another layer of government imposed on this land. The National Monument will be managed by the US Forest Service, which currently manages the land.

 

  1.   Q: Will this require that the new Coconino National Forest Service Management Plan be redone?

A: The National Monument will be managed within the Coconino National Forest Service Management Plan. The new plan as drafted already recognizes and identifies the special nature and considerations needed for the area to be included in the Monument. It is envisioned that these special management areas will, over time, be pulled out and rolled into the management plan for the Monument. This will likely take a number of years to be completely developed.