Hopi Tribe opposing snowmaking in sacred peaks
Thursday, November 20, 2003

The U.S. Forest Service will be taking public comments on a proposal to make snow in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

Arizona Snowbowl, the operators of a ski resort, says snowmaking will not damage the environment and will help the local economy. But the Hopi Tribe says the plan will hurt the tribal religion. Tribal members also use the peaks to gather medicine and perform ceremonies.

The final Environmental Impact Statement will be released early next month, The NAU Lumberjack reported. The public will have 45 days to comment.

Get the Story:
Profits, religion battle over peaks (The NAU Lumberjack 11/19)

Relevant Documents:
The Snowbowl Improvement Proposal and NEPA | Snowbowl Proposal Highlights

Relevant Links:
Coconino National Forest -

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