The purpose of this report is to profile the ecological environment of the Coronado National Forest (NF) and the surrounding area (figure 1). This information will serve as a baseline to evaluate the existing Land and Resource Management Plan for the Coronado NF, 1986 as amended (hereinafter referred to as the forest plan) to determine if parts of the forest plan need to change. It will do so by facilitating a better understanding of the relationship between National Forest System lands and resources administered by the Coronado NF in the context of the broader ecological environment. This will aid in the identification of specific forest plan elements capable of responding to ecological trends. The report is organized into two main sections, ecosystem diversity and species diversity. The ecosystem diversity discusses conditions and trends in the vegetation communities and physical resources. Wildlife, fish, rare plants, and their habitats are discussed in the species diversity section.
U.S. Forest Service. 2009d. Coronado National Forest Ecological Sustainability Report. Southwestern Region. February.