Vanessa Hudgens Ordered to Pay $1,000 Fine for Vandalizing National Forest in Sedona

Actress carved a heart into a red rock wall in Arizona’s Coconino National Forest last February, and posted a photo of the damage on Instagram

Last Updated: May 14, 2016 @ 3:06 PM

Vanessa Hudgens has been ordered to pay $1,000 for carving a heart into a red rock wall during a trip to Sedona, Arizona.

According to the Associated Press, the charge comes on a misdemeanor citation issued to the actress on the count of “damaging a natural feature on U.S. Forest Service land.”

The money was used by a group called Friends of the Forest to restore the rock wall.

In February, Hudgens posted a picture of the carving, bearing the names “Vanessa” and her boyfriend, “Austin,” but removed it later in the day. Authorities were investigating after the picture was brought to the attention of the Coconino National Forest, which manages the land around Sedona where the picture was taken.

Damaging a natural feature is a misdemeanor and can amount to six months in jail or up to a $5,000 fine. Forest Service employees found the 1-by-1-foot heart carving around Feb. 23 on a formation known as Bell Rock.

According to the AP, a federal magistrate in Flagstaff, Arizona, approved the agreement on April 19 but it was not made public.

Hudgens reps have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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