Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Alpine Ranger District
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Black Mesa Ranger District
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Clifton Ranger District
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Lakeside Ranger District
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Springerville Ranger District


R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CAMP TATIYEE LAND EXCHANGE - 0100 #5004
EIS
- Land acquisition In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/25/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Randall Chavez
928-368-2106
rchavez02@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of private parcels in the A-S, Coronado, Prescott, & Tonto NFs for Federal lands in Pinetop-Lakeside (T9N, R22E). Would provide land for children's camps currently under spec. use permit & result in consolid. of isolated parcels on Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=5004
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District, Sierra Vista Ranger District, Bradshaw Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T9N, R22E, sec.16, G&SRBM. Along State Highway SR260 within existing Pinetop-Lakeside town limits.
Show Low South Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
12/20/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Randall Chavez
928-368-2106
rchavez02@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposal to exchange 1028 acres Federal Land (Apache-Sitgreaves NFs & Coconino NF) for 1558 acres of non federal lands (Apache-Sitgreaves, Prescott and Coconino NF).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22287
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District, Black Mesa Ranger District, Clifton Ranger District, Lakeside Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District, Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, Navajo, Yavapai. LEGAL - T6N R29E Sec 34 (2 acres, Alpine RD, Apache-Sitgreaves NF), T15N R6E Sec 32 (8 acres, Redrock RD, Coconino NF), T10N R22E Secs 8, 31, 32 (1018 acres, Lakeside RD, Apache-Sitgreaves NF) Exchange a combined 1558 acres of non-Federal lands within the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino and Prescott NFs for a combined 1028 acres of Federal lands within the Apache-Sitgreaves and Coconino NFs.
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Apache-Sitgreaves NFs Revised Land & Resource Management Plan
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/15/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Michelle Davalos
928-333-6334
mdavalos@fs.fed.us
Description: Revising Forests Land and Resource Management Plan for 2.1 million acre ASNFs
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/asnf/planning
Location: UNIT - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, Navajo. LEGAL - R12E-32E, T 16N-15S, encompassing all lands within Apache-Sitgreaves Nat. Forests 2.1 million acres in east central Arizona
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Public Motorized Travel Management Plan
EIS
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Tami Conner
928-333-6333
tamiconner@fs.fed.us
Description: A Forest Service proposal to designate which routes (roads and trails) and areas on federal lands administered by the Forest Service within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (Forests) are open to motorized travel.
Location: UNIT - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Greenlee, Navajo. LEGAL - National Forest System (NFS) lands within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (Forests) National Forest System (NFS) lands within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (Forests)
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Springerville/Alpine Trailhead Environmental Assessment
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/21/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
07/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Shanea Clawson
928-333-4372
shaneakclawson@fs.fed.us
Description: Environmental Assessment for Escudilla Trailhead and 12th Street Trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39533
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District, Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - 12th street T8N R29E Sec 15 Escudilla T6N R31E Sec 18 Springerville and Alpine Ranger Districts
Wallow Fire Bark Beetle Prevention Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/21/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Monica Boehning
928-333-6280
mboehning@fs.fed.us
Description: Hand-staple pheromone tags to trees burned in Wallow Fire in MSO habitat (1,200 ac) and 3 campgrounds (426 ac) to prevent bark beetle attacks. Funnel trap monitoring (24 acres) next to forest roads. Repeat in future years until outbreak subsides
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43749
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District, Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Greenlee. LEGAL - Big Lake CG = T6N, R28E, Secs. 28, 29, 31, 32, 33; Hannagan CG = T3N, R29E, Sec.3; Gabaldon CG = T6N, R27E, Sec. 10.; Mexican spotted owl habitat scattered on Alpine, Clifton, and Springerville RDs Mexican spotted owl nesting/roosting habitat selected for treatment on Alpine, Clifton, and Springerville ranger districts to be determined by district biologists
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Alpine Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beaver Creek Aquatic Organism Passage Project
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2011
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Stephanie Coleman
928-333-6307
smcoleman@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to replace the failing culverts on FSR 26 with a design to promote stream flow and aquatic organism passage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35624
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - SEC6,T4N, R30E The crossing is located approximately 4-5 miles west of the intersection of FSR 26 and US Hwy 191. The project area lies within Greenlee County, Arizona.
Navapache System Communication Tower
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
pschilke@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a less than 50ft tall communication tower (repeater) on Maness Peak adjacent to Forest System Roads 14A and 14G. The repeater would help ensure communication is feasible with isolated communities along the Blue River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42976
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T4N, R32E, Sec 17, NE1/4 Alpine Ranger District - near the 14A and 14G road
Wiltbank Isolated Cabin
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
pschilke@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue permit for an isolated cabin used as a summer residence for recreation purposes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40265
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - Part of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 Section 34. T 4 1/2 N, Range 29 E of the Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian. FSR 565
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fite Water Tank and Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
pschilke@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit reissue to operate and maintain and existing water tank and transmission line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42962
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T5N R30E, Sec 1, NW1/4 Near Georges Lake, adjacent to Alpine Domestic Water Improvement District wells.
Ryan Ranch Easement
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Meckenzie Helmandollar-Powell
928-535-7305
mhelmandollarpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide an easement to allow access to private property historically known as Ryan Ranch that would extend 942 linear feet from Forest Service Road 99A and along previously numbered Road 99M to the property. A gate may be placed at FS Road 99A.
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T11N R14E Sec. 02 Located north of the community of Forest Lakes, AZ, beginning at Forest Service Road 99A and traveling 942 linear feet following the previously numbered road 99M directly to the private property.
South Fork Little Colorado River Lower Barrier Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
06/14/2013
Expected: 12/2014 10/2015 Mark Pisano
928-368-2104
mspisano@fs.fed.us
Description: Prepare National Environmental Policy Act documentation for the post-Wallow Fire enhancement of the barrier with design guidance criteria.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=11450
Location: UNIT - Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - SE¼NW¼NE¼ Sec 20, T8N, R28E South Fork Little Colorado River
Trailside Rest Area on the Meadow Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 09/2014 Meckenzie Helmandollar-Powell
928-535-7305
mhelmandollarpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of an asphalted trailside rest area/accessible turn around at the top of an incline on the Meadow Trail. The project will add ~239 feet (0.05 miles) of asphalted trail. Installation of a kiosk is also included in the project plan.
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T11N R13E, Section 24 This project will occur on the Meadow Trail #505. The Meadow Trail is an accessible trail located adjacent to NFS Rd. 105 in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area west of the community of Forest Lakes, AZ.
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Black Mesa Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Heber Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Dawnee Burson
928-368-2108
dlburson@fs.fed.us
Description: Allotment analysis to determine re-issuance of a term grazing permit, what grazing management strategy will be implemented in the allotment management plan (AMP), treatments for grassland restoration and maintenance, and placement of tanks and fence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43442
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - All or portions of T10 1/2N R15 ½ E, T11N R15E, T12N R15E, T13N R15E, T14N R15E, T14N R16E, T13N R16E, T12N R16E, T11N R16E, T10 1/2N R16E, T11N R17E, T12N R17E, T13N R17E, T14N R17E, T10 1/2N R17E, T The allotment is located around the community of Heber Overgaard. The southern boundary borders the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, and the Northern Boundary is the forest boundary.
Heber Wild Horse Territory Plan
EIS
- Grazing management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
On Hold N/A N/A David Evans
928-333-6309
daevans@fs.fed.us
Description: To develop a management plan for the Heber Wild Horse Territory
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Navajo. LEGAL - Portions of T11N, R15E, T11N, R16E, T12N, R16E, G&SRM South of Heber-Overgaard Arizona, west and south of Hwy 260
Heber-Overgaard Non-motorized Trail System
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Steven Richardson
928-535-7300
srichardson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Create a trail system which connects the County Park with existing trails. The system would include new trails to get existing trails off of forest roads 50 and 51.
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - Sections 35, 36, T12N, R16E, Sections 32, 34, T12N, R17E, Section 1, T11N, R16E, Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, T11N, R17E South of the Community of Heber-Overgaard, AZ
Larson Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/12/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
07/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 David Seery
928-535-7309, ext. 77309
dbseery@fs.fed.us
Description: The project area covers about 30,000 acres and is located on the Black Mesa Ranger District. The proposed action will include thinning trees, prescribed fire, and watershed, wildlife habitat, and transportation improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42876
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Navajo. LEGAL - Section 24; T11N, R13 1/2E; sections 1-12, 15-22, 28, 29; T11N, R14E, sections 5-8, 17,18; T11N, R1E, sections 11, 12, 13-15, 21 - 28, 32 - 36; T12N, R14E, and sections 5-8, 17, 18, T12N, R15E; GSR M. On the Black Mesa Ranger District, adjacent to the Forest Lakes Estates community.
Reissue Six Small ROW Permits
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Meckenzie Helmandollar-Powell
928-535-7305
mhelmandollarpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Six established and existing right of way permits have expired and need to be re-issued
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Navajo. LEGAL - T11N,R18E; T11N, R19E; T12N, R16E; T11N, R14E; T11N, R15E Various locations across the district
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Clifton Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Wildbunch Allotment Management Plan (AMP) - 0103
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
05/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Benjamin Goodin
928-687-8612
bgoodin@fs.fed.us
Description: AMP analysis for future livestock mgmt.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed/re/asnf
Location: UNIT - Clifton Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - T11S and T12S, R31E, G&SRBM Confluence of Blue & San Francisco Rivers & continues N. approx. 7 mi. to just N. of Wildbunch Canyon & FR475.
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Lakeside Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lakeside District Office Conveyance
EA
- Facility management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
10/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Randall Chavez
928-368-2106
rchavez02@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze NF land at the Lakeside Ranger Station for sale under FS Facility Realignment & Enhancement Act (FSFREA, PL 109-54). This also involves analyzing the location of a new ranger station. There will be 2 decisions from this analysis.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33916
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T9N R22E Portions of Section 12-14 & 23, G&SR BM. Lakeside Rgr. Station and Lakeside CG within the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. New site near junction Penrod & Porter Mtn. Rds.
Langkilde Road Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress

07/26/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Tina Sorenson
(928) 368-2119
tsorenson@fs.fed.us
Description: A road easement to provide legal access to 20 acre parcel in NW corner of Section 23, owned by Langkilde family. This analysis will also cover utilities to the parcel co-located in the road easement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22285
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T10N R20E Section 23 Langkilde Road
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests , Springerville Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lee Valley Barrier Removal and Creek Stabilization
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 11/2014 Mark Pisano
928-368-2104
mspisano@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of obsolete and failing fish barrier on Lee Valley Creek approximately 100m above Lee Valley Reservoir. Channel will be stabilized and restored post removal of the old barrier.
Location: UNIT - Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T16N, R27E, S4, SW1/4 T16N, R27E, S4, SW1/4. Barrier on Lee Valley Creek approximately 100m above Lee Valley Reservoir.
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