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 Events for Spur Cross Ranch 
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Master Plan Available for Review
The Joint Planning Committee, who were appointed as the steering committee for the master planning process and URS Corporation, the master plan consultant, have released the Master Plan for public information. Copies are available at the Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek and at Cave Creek Town Hall, 37622 N. Cave Creek Road. To view the Executive Summary of the Master Plan,
click here.

Final Public Review
On February 2, 2004, the Cave Creek Town Council unanimously adopted the Master Plan with minor technical edits following council and public discussion. The final public review is scheduled to occur before the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commission on March 9, 2004. Comments received will be considered and incorporated within the Master Plan as appropriate.

Draft Plan Alternative
A preferred alternative for implementation within Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area (SCRCA) was selected in June 2003. The preferred alternative was developed based on stakeholder and public input from the January meetings and with review and guidance from the Joint Planning Committee. To view a DRAFT of the preferred alternative,
click here. To view a pictograph of DRAFT major allowable uses by the public that area under consideration for SCRCA, click here. Additionally, URS is preparing a preliminary Limits of Acceptable Change computer application of anticipated user activities by the public while visiting SCRCA. This application will indicate areas of user and environmental conflict that will assist SCRCA land managers with identifying and applying appropriate mitigation strategies to avoid resource degradation. Additionally this application will assist SCRCA land managers with long term monitoring of SCRCA.

3rd Public Meeting – October 16, 2003
The third public meeting was held on October 16, 2003. This open house meeting focused on presenting the preferred plan alternative for the Management Zones at SCRCA. Additional master plan elements displayed included a facility master plan for the education center, an architectural concept, and signage and graphic concepts. Comments were received from the public and interested stakeholders. The meeting was announced in the Sonoran News and by Press Releases from the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. To view the notes generated from the meeting,
click here.

4th Project Newsletter - October 2003
The fourth project newsletter was mailed in October 2003. The newsletter gives an overview of the status of the master planning process, discusses facility architectural concepts and site plan, trails planning, the Preferred Master Plan, and information on the third public meeting which was held October 16, 2003. To view the 4th Newsletter,
click here.

3rd Project Newsletter - June 2003
The third project newsletter was mailed in June 2003. The newsletter gives an overview of the status of the master planning process, discusses the Draft Preferred Alternative, and information on the third public meeting, which will be held in September 2003. The date is yet to be determined. To view the 3rd Newsletter,
click here.

2nd Public Meeting – January 30, 2003
The second public meeting was held on January 30, 2003. Community open houses and public meetings provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the SCRCA Master Plan's progress and provide input to the process. This meeting focused on presenting three alternatives of Management Zones at SCRCA.  Within each alternative were a variety of management zones for the public to consider. Comments were received from the public and interested stakeholders. The meeting was announced in the Sonoran News and by Press Releases from the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. To view the notes generated from the meeting,
click here.

2nd Stakeholder Meeting – January 23, 2003
The second stakeholder meeting was held on January 23, 2003. Stakeholders represent a user or public group that maybe directly or indirectly affected by the outcome of the planning process and act as an advisory body to the Joint Planning Committee. Stakeholders received personal letters of invitation to the meeting via postal mail. To view the notes generated from the meeting,
click here.

2nd Project Newsletter - January 2003
The second project newsletter was mailed in June 2002. The newsletter gives an overview of the status of the master planning process and information on the second public meeting, which was held on January 30, 2003. To view the 2nd Newsletter,
click here.

Scoping Report - September 2002
The Scoping Report summarizes the public input received to date (July 2002). It is important to remember that the SCRCA design process is issue-based and not based on public consensus building. However, public and stakeholder comments received are an important component among the factors that will define the appropriate plan for SCRCA. The documented public input will be weighed along with the complete data inventory and analysis that is being completed. All of this information will be analyzed in order to determine appropriate strategies, techniques, and measurements for the management of SCRCA resources. To view the Scoping Report,
click here.

1st Public Meeting - June 24, 2002
The first public meeting was held on June 24, 2002 and was the public kick-off into the planning process. Community open houses and public meetings provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the SCRCA Master Plan's progress and provide input to the process. The meeting was advertised in the Sonoran News and by Press Releases from the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. To view the presentation boards for the meeting,
click here. To view the notes generated from the meeting, click here.

1st Stakeholder Meeting - June 13, 2002
The first stakeholder meeting was held on June 13, 2002. Stakeholders represent a user or public group that maybe directly or indirectly affected by the outcome of the planning process and act as an advisory body to the Joint Planning Committee. Stakeholders received personal letters of invitation to the meeting via postal mail. To view the notes generated from the meeting,
click here.

1st Project Newsletter - June 2002
The first project newsletter was mailed in June 2002. The newsletter gives a brief overview of the history of Spur Cross Ranch, the master planning process, members of the Joint Planning Committee, and information on the first public meeting, which was held on June 24, 2002.To view the 1st Newsletter,
click here.

Trip Survey
The SCRCA Trip Survey is a one-page questionnaire for interested users in the area to provide their input on the project. The trip survey contains questions about SCRCA use and a map encouraging respondents to identify where they go when they travel to the area. Historical use patterns are also important to the planning process. If you have visited Spur Cross Ranch prior to its purchase and designation as a Conservation Area, we would like to here from you also. To view the Trip Survey,
click here.

 

Rock Art of Spur Cross

Fitness Friday Walk at Spur Cross - 10/24/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/27/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 10/29/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 11/1/2014
Exploring Spur Cross - 11/2/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/3/2014
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross - 11/6/2014
Fitness Friday Walk at Spur Cross - 11/7/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/10/2014
Cottonwood Wash Walk - Spur Cross - 11/12/2014
Fitness Friday Walk at Spur Cross - 11/14/2014
Desert Discovery Day at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve - 11/15/2014
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 11/16/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/17/2014
Exploring Spur Cross - 11/19/2014
Fitness Friday Walk at Spur Cross - 11/21/2014
Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross - 11/22/2014
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 11/23/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/24/2014
Cottonwood Wash Walk - Spur Cross - 11/30/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 12/1/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 12/3/2014
Fitness Friday Walk at Spur Cross - 12/5/2014
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross - 12/5/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 12/6/2014
more...


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