|Man pleads guilty to trail building on forest land|
|Written by Jeff Bear|
|Saturday, 16 February 2013 00:00|
Sedona resident Tyler Gavigan pleaded guilty to a criminal violation for unauthorized trail construction in Federal Magistrate Court on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Gavigan was originally cited in September for construction of mountain bike jumps on national forest land in the Red Rock Ranger District near his home on Upper Red Rock Loop Road in Sedona.
Gavigan had created the unauthorized trail in a gulch by removing and clearing a large area of native plants and soil to create jumps on steep hill slopes where the incidence of erosion is greatest. The site required extensive restoration and naturalization to prevent further soil erosion into Oak Creek, less than a mile away.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Feb. 13, edition of The Camp Verde Journal or the Cottonwood Journal Extra.