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Drones prohibited in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon

Posted at 4:07 PM, May 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 19:20:32-04
The use of unmanned aircraft systems, also known as UAS or drones, is restricted in Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon.
Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon are popular destinations for visitors and are highly managed by the Forest Service due to popularity, predictable effects to natural resources and property, user conflicts and health and safety considerations, according to a media release from Coronado National Forest.
The prohibition has been put in place to address concerns with noise disruptions, negative aesthetics, damage to plants and wildlife upon landing, and the possibility of a drone crashing into a person.
It will work toward meeting current and future management goals for the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area and Bear Canyon.