Upcoming Petition-Signing Opportunities

Stop by and sign the petition to get Schultz Meadow onto the Nov. 2020 ballot! 

*Must be registered to vote in the City of Flagstaff to sign.

10/13/2019

Flagstaff Community Farmers Market

8am - 10am

City Hall parking lot

Event Details

10/13/2019

Flagstaff Community Farmers Market

Find us right outside the entrance of the Sunday Farmers Market (City Hall parking lot in downtown Flagstaff). 

8am - 10am

City Hall parking lot

10/20/2019

Flagstaff Community Farmers Market

8am - 10am

City Hall parking lot

Event Details

10/20/2019

Flagstaff Community Farmers Market

Find us right outside the entrance of the Sunday Farmers Market (City Hall parking lot in downtown Flagstaff).  

8am - 10am

City Hall parking lot

10/26/2019

Sportsman's Warehouse

10am - 2pm

2231 E. Rte 66

Event Details

10/26/2019

Sportsman's Warehouse

Sign the petition at Sportsman's, 2231 E. Route 66

10am - 2pm

2231 E. Rte 66

Join us in protecting an iconic piece of Flagstaff!

Welcome! Our goal is to preserve the 3 acres of undeveloped land at the corner of Schultz Pass Road and Fort Valley Road as Open Space. Once the meadow is legally designated Open Space, it will be protected from any type of development and will be left in its current, undeveloped state.

To get the issue on the ballot, we need to collect over 4,000 valid signatures of Flagstaff City residents. Then, voters will decide the issue during the November 2020 election.

About the campaign

Why protect Schultz Meadow?

 

With the rapid pace of development in Flagstaff, we must protect the few natural spaces we have left. Through the years, Schultz Meadow has been widely enjoyed in its current, natural, and undeveloped state. It’s an iconic piece of Flagstaff, worthy of protection for current Flagstaff citizens and for generations to come. Because the land is owned by the City, we have the opportunity to protect it.

Open-Space Value

The special characteristics of Schultz Meadow have been recognized by the Flagstaff Open Spaces Commission, which unanimously voted in 2017 that the land has open-space value. In fact, Schultz Meadow has more open-space attributes than any other piece of land previously considered by the Open Spaces Commission!  


The Commission found that the Meadow provides a buffer as an iconic gateway into Flagstaff, it has significant scenic value, and it has recreation value given the nearby FUTS (Flagstaff Urban Trails System) trail alignment that forms the eastern boundary of the property. The Meadow also provides connectivity to the nearby FUTS, has possible ecological value, and might contain archeological features from the Beale Wagon Trail. 

Wildlife and the Environment

Schultz Meadow is a wildlife corridor - one of the few or only such corridors remaining in the Schultz Pass area. The Meadow is also home to a colony of prairie dogs, which overlaps onto the adjacent ranch.  Ferruginous hawks and mountain plovers circle over the Meadow, and the flowers that bloom provide valuable habitat for pollinators. 

Why now?

The City of Flagstaff has owned this land for over 12 years and during that time has allowed the Meadow to remain in its natural state. But recently, the City has proposed building on the Meadow. 


The land’s current Medium-Density zoning allows for building heights of 35 feet - the height of the electric poles at the back of the property.  


Because of massive public outcry, the City has agreed to hold off on development to allow for a citizens ballot initiative wherein Flagstaff voters will vote whether to protect the Meadow as legally designated open space. Once designated as “open space,” the land will be protected from development of any type.

How can you help?

We must gather the 4,000+ signatures needed to get Schultz Meadow on the ballot for the November 2020 election. If we don’t, the current zoning will remain, and the land will be developed.


We hope you’ll join us in our mission to Save Schultz Meadow!  Please “follow,” tell your friends, sign the petition, help collect signatures, and/or donate!

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