MAKERS began development of a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station (NOFS) and Army National Guard Camp Navajo (Camp Navajo). Sponsored by Coconino County, the project was funded by the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) and addresses civilian-military compatibility in the surrounding Flagstaff region.
MAKERS brought together and engaged a diverse set of stakeholders, including local jurisdictions, tribes, and interest groups around the common goal of compatibility. The JLUS addresses issues important to Camp Navajo, NOFS, and the region, including:

  • Dark Skies
  • Environmental Health
  • Land Use and Development
  • Coordination

This JLUS was completed and adopted in early 2019. The comprehensive report recommended revising lighting standards to better protect area dark skies. The report also identified better coordination and planning to manage forest restoration efforts in the area. Since completion, a JLUS implementation committee was formed that secured $920,000 in grant funding to address some of the highest-priority recommendations. In 2019 the plan was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Regional/General/Comprehensive Plan category from the American Planning Association’s Arizona Chapter.


Coconino County, AZ

Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station

Army National Guard Camp Navajo

Office of Economic Adjustment

MAKERS Services

Strategic Planning, Federal Agency Planning, Community Planning, Community Outreach, GIS Analysis

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