Sedona’s dramatic Red Rock formations and our sunny, mild, semi-arid climate draw millions of visitors year round.
The environment is extraordinarily sensitive. Damage to landscape, flora and habitats occurs easily and may require years – even decades – to recover. Waste and energy management in our relatively remote community pose ongoing challenges. As elsewhere in Arizona, water conservation is a priority. Increased visitation to Red Rock country can bring noise, air and light pollution that raise concerns about residents’ quality of life.
The Environmental Pillar of the Sustainable Tourism Plan seeks to balance our quality of life and environmental sensitivity with visitors’ desire for a unique Sedona experience.