A 62-year-old Sedona man has been banned from all national forests in Arizona and will be paying a $1,000 fine after admitting to building unauthorized trails.
John Finch, 62, pleaded guilty to unauthorized trail construction in the Red Rock Ranger District near Sedona on Monday in federal court.
He received a year of probation in addition to the fine and temporary ban.
He is the second convicted this year of building illegal trails in the forest near Sedona.
Gerald Griffin, 74, was cited for the same thing, banned from the national forests for two years, and fined $1,000 in April.